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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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Sunday 28 November 2021
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Brisbane, Australia
Five soldiers from His Majesty’s Armed Forces Tonga (HMAF) have the skills to train their fellow colleagues in the Army Combatives Program (ACP), having qualified as instructors following training at Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera, Brisbane, Australia. ACP is combat-focused, and teaches lethal and non-lethal techniques relevant to soldiers.
Tuesday 15 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI today commissioned the Fangatā Military Camp of His Majesty's Armed Forces in 'Eua, constructed under a Defence Cooperation Program between the governments of Tonga and Australia.
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Wednesday 27 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI commissioned the Tonga Navy's VOEA Ngahau Siliva patrol boat at the Masefield Base, Touliki, today.
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Tuesday 18 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Paea he Lotu Sika (25) was sentenced to 18-months imprisonment, which was fully suspended for seriously injuring Hopoate Teisina at Vaini in 2018.
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Friday 31 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The death of an 18-year-old new recruit at Taliai Military Camp in Fua'amotu on Monday, July 27 has been ruled a suicide.
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Wednesday 29 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two foreign sailing yachts that arrived unexpectedly in Vava'u over the last few days, in breach of border security measures, are being allowed to remain in safe haven anchorage at Port Maurelle until heavy weather calms down. There is mixed feeling in Vava'u about the arrival of yachts.
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Tuesday 28 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The body of an 18-year-old new recruit was found at Taliai Military Camp in Fua'amotu, Tongatapu, on Monday, July 27.
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Monday 6 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s first Joint Maritime Coordination Centre was launched on July 3 at the Masefield Navy Headquarters, with equipment worth $75,000 pa'anga, funded under Australia's Defence Cooperation Program.
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Friday 26 June 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Joint Operations Room at His Majesty’s Armed Forces was refurbished with $25,000 pa’anga by the Australian Defence Cooperation Program.
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Monday 22 June 2020

Nuku'alofa,Tonga
One of three soldiers, jointly charged with causing serious bodily harm to a civilian two-years ago, was found guilty by the Supreme Court, on June 18, while two soldiers were acquitted.
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Wednesday 1 April 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 639.68 grams of cannabis was seized by Tonga Police and His Majesty’s Armed Forces, at a checkpoint in Poutaha, Tongatapu, on Monday, March 30.
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Thursday 14 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three Royal Australian Navy ships and more than 600 Australian Defence Force personnel will arrive on a five-days visit to Tonga, later in the week.
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