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Thursday 18 April 2024
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Las Vegas-Nevada, USA
Tonga was first runner-up in this year’s Nevada Best Warrior competition next to Fiji, in Las Vegas, USA. The three-day competition saw seventeen participants, including four from Tonga and Fiji.
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Tuesday 16 April 2024
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Wellington, New Zealand
Skilled soldiers from New Zealand and overseas will deploy to Tonga later this month, to assist local communities with various projects and help increase their resilience to natural disasters during Exercise Tropic Twilight.
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Wednesday 30 August 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) destroyer, the Shiranui departed Tonga this morning, 30 August, after welcoming the Crown Prince and Crown Princess onboard, and holding a joint exercise with HMAF, during its two day visit.
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Monday 28 August 2023
the destroyer

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Japan's Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF), the JS Shiranui, an Asahi-class destroyer, docked at Vuna Wharf, Nuku'alofa, early this morning, 28 August, during her Indo-Pacific deployment.
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Thursday 17 August 2023
communication

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Telecommunications specialists from the Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces have partnered with His Majesty's Armed Forces, to install new communications systems in Tonga on 12 August.
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Monday 24 July 2023
Northern Command Headquarter

Neiafu, Vava'u
HM King Tupou VI accompanied by Queen Nanasipau‘u officially commissioned the new Northern Command headquarters for His Majesty’s Armed Forces (HMAF), on 22 July, at Fangatongo Vava‘u.
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Friday 26 May 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Recruit Lopeti Nisa was awarded the Best Overall Recruit and Best in Physical Training at HMAF's 72nd Basic Recruit Intake Passing Out Parade on 26 May, at Taliai Camp in Fua'amotu.
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Thursday 27 April 2023
Australia assistance

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new Toyota Hilux Utility vehicle and some much-needed rugby equipment were donated by the Australian Defence Force Sports Program to His Majesty’s Armed Forces (HMAF) recently.
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Wednesday 26 April 2023
ANZAC Day

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Lest we forget' the ANZAC Day commemoration in Tonga on 25 April, remembered the day when ANZAC forces consisting of Australian and New Zealand forces (including Tongan soldiers) landed at Gallipoli, Turkey, during World War One in 1915.
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Friday 21 April 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
ANZAC Day will be observed at a dawn service in Tonga on Tuesday, 25 April to commemorate those brave fallen soldiers from Tonga, Australia and New Zealand, who fought and died for world peace. ANZAC Day is a public holiday in Tonga.
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Saturday 17 December 2022
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI commissioned a new Music Center for His Majesty's Armed Forces at Taliai Camp in Fua'amotu on 12 December 2022.
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Friday 9 December 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hydrographic equipment was presented to His Majesty’s Armed Forces, by Hon. Pat Conroy, under Australia’s Defence partnership with Tonga on 8 December.
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Saturday 26 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The annual Tonga-Australia Defence Cooperation Talks held in Canberra last week further strengthened defence cooperation and ties between the two countries.
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Monday 14 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Remembrance Sunday Service to remember the Tongan soldiers who served and fell on the battlefields of the First and the Second World Wars, was held on 13 November at the Cenotaph in Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 5 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A full-scale emergency exercise named "Hunga Airways 2022" was held at Fua‘amotu International Airport on 30 September, in response to a scenario that imagined the aftermath of an aircraft emergency.
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Friday 23 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The construction of a $NZ5.2 million Pacific Leadership Centre for Tonga at HMAF Masefield Naval Base has started, with a target for completion by the end of 2023.
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Wednesday 21 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Visiting Tonga last week, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet Admiral Samuel Paparo, was welcomed in Nuku‘alofa, by His Majesty’s Armed Forces and Deputy Chief of Defence Staff, Captain Sione Ulakai. The visit by the high-ranking U.S. military delegation, aimed to strengthen the U.S.-Tonga partnership to work on shared challenges and objectives in the region.
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Monday 8 August 2022
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two New Zealand Navy vessels, HMNZS Manawanui and HMNZS Wellington arrived in Nuku'alofa last week, as part of a three-month deployment to provide maritime security and other support to Pacific Island partners.
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Wednesday 6 July 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Young Officer Cadets and Midshipmen have been commissioned as the newest members of the Officers Corps for His Majesty’s Armed Forces, on 1 July in Nuku’alofa. They graduated from various military institutions around the world.
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Wednesday 25 May 2022
HMAF

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Forty-five Tongan soldiers from His Majesty’s Armed Forces will take part in the world largest international maritime exercise, the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC 2022) in Hawaii next month. They departed Tonga for training in Australia on 23 May.
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