The fifth rotation of 106 New Zealand Defence Force troops has arrived in Iraq’s Camp Taji. “The whole team is under no illusions. We have a challenging six months ahead of us, building on the good work of the previous rotations. However, we intend to deliver beyond expectations; it is what Kiwi service personnel do,” the NZDF’s Senior National Officer for the fifth rotation said. Members of...
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The fifth rotation of 106 New Zealand Defence Force troops has arrived
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Anton Woollams
Wolfgang Burtscher
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05/26/2017 at 00:23. Facebook
Help give Elijah a chance

A little boy in Waiouru, the son of two Army Captains, needs a bit of help. Well, a lot of help really. Elijah North who is nearly 2, has microcephaly which means his brain does not grow as it should. He has severe vision problems, an intellectual disability, and failure to thrive, amongst other conditions. All in all he has 14 issues, including two small holes in...
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Aaron Rangihika
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05/25/2017 at 04:04. Facebook
Descendents of a New Zealand Machine Gun Corps soldier who served in the First World War were presented with his name tag last night in Christchurch. A personal name tag of Gunner James Beattie was found late last year in Hazebrouck, near Hondeghem in Northern France. Following extensive research by Dolores Ho, Archivist of the National Army Museum, next of kin of James were traced to the...
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Descendents of a New Zealand Machine Gun Corps soldier who served in
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Peter Huntington
Valérie Vanhecke
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05/24/2017 at 21:58. Facebook
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Elsie Taumaunu
Claude Wehi Junior
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05/23/2017 at 22:13. Facebook
Congratulations to CPL Sean Kelly, 1RNZIR, who recently attended the RF Platoon Commanders Course and received the Top Student Award . The award was presented to him by1RNZIR's Honorary Colonel, COL Ray Seymour. He was then subsequently promoted to SGT by the CO 1RNZIR, LTCOL Aidan Shattock.

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Congratulations to CPL Sean Kelly 1RNZIR who recently attended the RF Platoon
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Stephanie Ewing
Teresa Alicia M Wilson
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05/22/2017 at 21:06. Facebook
Our snipers win!

1RNZIR have won third place at the Australian Army Skill at Arms International Sniper Concentration. Twenty-three sniper pairs from 13 different countries competed, testing sniper shooting, stalking, observation and navigation skills. Pistol, carbine and long rifle were used which saw the use of multiple calibers from 7.62 to .338 at targets ranging from 5 to 1500 metres.
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Our snipers win 1RNZIR have won third place at the Australian Army
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Congratulations to Major John Humphries who has completed the Ultraman Australia event in a total time of 31 hours, 22 minutes and 35 seconds. John completed the three day event of swimming, cycling and running to raise funds for the Children of the Fallen Heroes Charity. If you would like to contribute to the charity go to [ Givealittle.co.nz Link ]
Go Humps Congratulations to Major John Humphries who has completed the Ultraman
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Trista Linn
Amber Hunter
The NZ Defence Force's amphibious operations are being tested at Army Bay, north of Auckland, with a beach landing and advanced assault training. Exercise Joint Waka involves soldiers from 1(NZ) Brigade at Linton, the Navy's amphibious support vessel HMNZS Canterbury, and three NH90 helicopters from No 3 Squadron at Ohakea.

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The NZ Defence Forces amphibious operations are being tested at Army Bay
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Mac Benge
Willie Waikato
Nineteen of our best combat marksmen are competing in the Australian Army Skills at Arms Meeting (AASAM) this month. The annual combat-focused competition helps prepare soldiers for success on the battlefield.

About 500 personnel from 15 countries are taking part in the competition at Puckapunyal Military Area, in central Victoria.

Captain Matthew Singleton, Team Captain of the New Zealand...
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Nineteen of our best combat marksmen are competing in the Australian Army
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Ailsa Noble
Edwin Atera
Everyone has good ideas, but Reservist,law student and innovator 2LT Campbell Smith had a really good one: he has proposed the concept of using drones to film basic infantry manoeuvres. The footage can be used to develop a video-based training system that can teach a generation of new soldiers who are well versed in all things digital. His innovation earned him first place in the 2016 Army...
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Everyone has good ideas but Reservistlaw student and innovator 2LT Campbell Smith
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Eion McPherson
Thomas Connor
Families provide crucial support to our personnel and their efforts often go unseen – officially, at least. Today is International Day of Families and to celebrate our families the NZ Defence Force Force4Families have launched the NZDF Supporters Medallion. The medallion is a tangible recognition of the huge contribution that family members play in supporting our personnel, and...
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Tana Klaricich
Stacey Middleditch
Friday Flashback - Bosnia
In 1994 the first of three reinforced rifle companies was sent from New Zealand to Bosnia-Herzegovina. It was among the first deployments of Kiwi combat troops since the Vietnam War and was the beginning of a 15 year long commitment to the region.
Friday Flashback Bosnia In 1994 the first of three reinforced rifle companies
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Hamish Robert Clarke
Tamara Gray
A Message from Chief of Army, Major General Peter Kelly


It is with profound sadness that I inform you today of the passing of SGT Patrick (Paddy) Newton, 2CSS Bn, Linton.

Paddy enlisted into Army in January 2004, joining the ranks as a cook – a role in which he proudly served for a little over 13 years. He was promoted to the role of Sergeant shortly before he passed away.

Paddy served in...
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A Message from Chief of Army Major General Peter Kelly
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Lisa Marie
Eugene Opai
On a brilliantly sunny Wellington waterfront an 18-strong team of Army firefighters showed what they were made of today as they took part in the gut-busting United Fire Brigade Association Combat Challenge. The team, made up of fire fighters from Waiouru, Linton and Burnham, including four women, did well and were crowd favourites as they toiled through the strenuous contest. The women, all...
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On a brilliantly sunny Wellington waterfront an 18strong team of Army firefighters
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Wayne McAsey
Dayna Morrison
Check out our amazing fireys taking part in the National Fire Fighting Challenge on the Wellington waterfront today. The competition ends tomorrow. Good luck!
Check out our amazing fireys taking part in the National Fire Fighting
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Natasha Ngaire
Alexandra Farrow
"Extraordinary service" has earned four men Chief of Defence Force commendations. The commendations were presented by CDF, LTGEN Tim Keating at a ceremony yesterday.

LTCOL Peter Curran was commended for the extensive work he has done with 2 Engineer Regiment in planning and participating in a range of critical operational and support tasks, including humanitarian assistance and disaster...
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Extraordinary service has earned four men Chief of Defence Force commendations The
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Lynne Torrington
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An artwork which remembers the sacrifice of those who fought at the Battles of Cassino was unveiled in the foyer of Freyberg Building, the NZDF's headquarters this morning. The art was produced by Professor Ngataiharuru Taepa fropm the College of Creative Arts, Massey University. Professor Taepa travelled to Italy with the New Zealand delegation three years ago to attend the commemorations of...
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An artwork which remembers the sacrifice of those who fought at the
Rob Paynter
Bill Hildreth
Ian Latham
If you're in Wellington check out a great new military art exhibition with a twist. Soldier's Five- a Veteran's Journey, was opened last night in the Bowen House Gallery Space in Parliament Buildings. It is a mixed media charitable art exhibition and features the work of well- known artists Matt Gauldie, Trevor Mills and Tim Wilson. The artists created the exhibition together to raise...
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If youre in Wellington check out a great new military art exhibition
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Aaron Wood
Lance Nicholas Nz
Two stalwarts from Trentham Camp, Ian Moray-Smith(left) and John McHaffie have retired this week after years of service to the NZDF. Ian, who enlisted into the Army in 1968, has served in many uniformed roles, and became a civilian in 1989. Since then he has coordinated hundreds of official functions and presentations for Army General Staff,Logistics Executive, and Army sport. John joined the...
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Two stalwarts from Trentham Camp Ian MoraySmithleft and John McHaffie have retired
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Malcolm McGeorge
Evan Williams
The latest issue of Army News is out now, just in time to read at the weekend. Check out the new Innovation Challenge, our engineers in the Sinai, why soldiers should check their life insurance, our skilled shooters, our exercises, our kit, and much more. Oh, and everything you always wanted to know about MHOVs but haven't got around to asking!
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