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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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Tuesday 22 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's emergency services are practicing their response to the scenario of an aircraft crash at Tongatapu's Fua'amotu International Airport.
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Wednesday 16 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI commissioned the Tongan Navy's new headquarters and VOEA Ngahau Koula patrol boat on October 16 at the Naval Masefield Base, Touliki. Australia's Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence said the arrival of the patrol boat marked a first step in a new era for Tonga’s maritime security.
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Wednesday 16 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
His Majesty's Armed Forces - Royal Corps of Musicians will take part in the largest ever Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo to be held from 17-19 October, at the ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park in Australia.
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Monday 12 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Multi-national militaries have come together for the 2019 Tafakula Exercise held on Tongatapu from August 12-24, focusing on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief training scenarios.
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Thursday 4 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A massed military band marched through the Nuku'alofa Central Business District this morning, July 4 to mark King Tupou VI’s 60th birthday.
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Friday 24 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The case against three soldiers charged in the assault of a man at Vaini last year is to be called on June 17 for committal to the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa.
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Monday 13 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's HMAF women's rugby team held off an Australian Defence Force team to beat them 5-0 in a rugby union match at the Tupou College sports ground on Saturday 11 May.
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Thursday 18 April 2019

Hawthorne, Nevada, USA
Four Tongan Marines competed in the Nevada National Guard international military contest with Pvt. Sione Lonitenisi finishing in second place, last month in Hawthorne, Nevada, USA. The Tongan Marines competed alongside eight Nevada Army National Guard Soldiers for the title of "Best Warrior".
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Friday 8 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two Tongan Navy patrol boats were moved out from Masefield Naval Base at Touliki to anchor in deeper water offshore this morning, as a low pressure system brought strong winds and gales into Tongatapu. Strong winds and heavy rain are expected to continue throughout the day and more rough weather is forecast for the weekend. Tonga Met maintained a storm warning in its 1:00pm advisory.
Friday 4 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four soldiers have been charged in relation to an alleged assault of a man in Vaini in November last year.
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Monday 19 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A complaint has been received by Tonga Police from a victim who alleged to have been assaulted by soldiers on November 4 in Vaini. At the same, His Majesty’s Armed Forces said they are investigating the alleged assault.
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Wednesday 4 July 2018

Honolulu, Hawaii
Thirty-eight Tongan soldiers from His Majesty’s Armed Forces are currently participating in the world's largest international maritime exercise, Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC 2018).
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Thursday 10 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI bestowed honours of the Royal Military Order of Saint George to members of His Majesty’s Armed Forces and Tonga Police on May 4.
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Wednesday 20 December 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As government offices closed for the holidays Christmas cheer was spread in Nuku’alofa today by brass bands from Tonga Police and His Majesty's Armed Forces.
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Tuesday 10 October 2017

Port Vila, Vanuatu
A platoon of Royal Tonga Marines from His Majesty’s Armed Forces (HMAF) has joined the Australian Defence Forces (ADF) to evacuate around 11,000 residents from the active volcanic Ambae Island in Vanuatu on 30 September.
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Tuesday 26 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Search and Rescue Coordination Training over four days this week aims to increase understanding and coordination between agencies involved in Maritime Search and Rescue in Tonga, where 86 lives have been saved from 24 marine SAR operations.
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Sunday 6 August 2017

Vava'u, Tonga
Twisted ankles, severe dehydration, and even a bite from a gigantic Golden Orb Weaver spider were just a few of the maladies a medical team from the Nevada Air Guard treated in Vava'u, during Exercise Tafakula, a biennial, multi-national military exercise hosted by the Kingdom of Tonga in late July. The medics were requested by Tonga to also evaluate medical readiness of HMAF.
Tuesday 1 August 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Both His Majesty’s Armed Forces (HMAF) and Tonga Police confirmed today that they were not involved in a massive cocaine seizure by the French navy from a yacht "off Tongan waters" in recent days. French media reported today that over 1.4 tonnes of cocaine was seized from a sailing boat.
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Tuesday 13 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Meeting in Nuku'alofa today, military participants from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Australia, United States, and Tonga’s HMAF are taking part in a three-day military legal workshop, relating to defence forces' deployment to another country in times of crisis.
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