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Monday 12 April 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A $1.1 million pa'anga headquarter of the Tonga Royal Guards was officially opened by HM King George Tupou V, at the Tonga Defence Services Headquarter, Sene, on Friday afternoon, April 9.
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Saturday 28 November 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A two-weeks joint military exercise between French soldiers, who are based in New Caledonia, and soldiers from the Tonga Defence Services concluded at the Taliai Military Camp, Fua'amotu on November 21.
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Monday 7 September 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The retiring Commander of the United States Pacific Command in Hawaii, Admiral Timothy J. Keating, dropped into to Tonga for lunch, arriving in a private aircraft on Friday, September 4, on a three-hour farewell visit.
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Friday 28 August 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A New Zealand national, the sole person found on board a distressed yacht "Santana", is being questioned by the Tongan Police after telling rescuers that his captain had disappeared last week on a voyage between Rarotonga and Nuku'alofa.
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Tuesday 7 July 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Cadet officers ‘Ungatea Tu‘ivailala and Fuatapu Halangahu of the Tonga Defence Sservices graduated from the Royal Military College in Canberra, Australia on June 23.
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Friday 19 December 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's last contingent of 55 Tongan soldiers who had been serving in Iraq arrived safely at the Fua'amotu International Airport at 5 am on December 18 on a special flight by a United States Airforce C17.
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Tuesday 16 December 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The arrival home of Tonga's last contingent of 55 soldiers to be deployed in Baghdad for the Operation Iraq Freedom II Peacekeeping Mission, has been delayed until Thursday December 18.
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Tuesday 9 December 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan soldiers were given two sets of uniforms as a gift by the Indian Ambassador to Tonga, HE Dr Prbhakara in a handing over ceremony at the Tonga Defence Services Headquarter at Sene yesterday.
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Sunday 7 December 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Recruit Finau Kolomalu (22) was awarded the Best Overall Recruit of the Tonga Defence Services 55th Basic Recruit Intake during a Passing Out Parade Ceremony held at Camp Taliai on December 5.
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Saturday 22 November 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
China will give the Tonga Defence Services an aircraft in the near future, the Chinese Ambassador to Tonga, HE Mr Fan Guijin promised at the TDS headquarters during a hand-over ceremony of eight trucks.
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Friday 7 November 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K Orion aircraft with 17 crew members arrived at Fua'amotu International Airport on November 5 for a three-day visit on its monthly surveillance mission of Tongan waters.
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Monday 27 October 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will withdraw its soldiers from Iraq before Christmas, the Commander of the Tonga Defence Services, Brigadier Tau‘aika ‘Uta‘atu confirmed today, in Nuku‘alofa.
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Wednesday 24 September 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's third contingent of 55 soldiers who were on a peacekeeping duty in Iraq arrived home on Saturday, September 20.
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Thursday 4 September 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government has yet to make a decision on whether to further extend the Emergency Powers (Maintenance of Public Order) Regulation 2007, the Chief Secretary and Secretary to Cabinet Mrs 'Eseta Fusitu'a said today.
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Monday 18 August 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's fourth contingent of 55 soldiers for Iraq, left Tonga on Tuesday, August 12, going first to Kuwait.
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Tuesday 13 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Defence Services are learning new NATO codes that can allow for quicker purchase and order of military supplies.
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Monday 21 April 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Defence Services Third Deployment to Iraq is currently serving alongside USA soldiers in a peacekeeping mission after arriving in Baghdad on February 18.
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Wednesday 30 January 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister has renewed the Proclamation of Public Order that has kept central Nuku'alofa under the protection of the army and police since the riots of November 16, 2006.
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Saturday 18 August 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The second group of Tongan soldiers to be deployed to Iraq on peace keeping duty left Fua'amotu Airport this morning, on the first leg of their journey to Baghdad.
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Wednesday 15 August 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Defence Service Second Deployment to Iraq will leave Tonga on Saturday August 18 to serve alongside USA soldiers in a peacekeeping mission in Iraq.
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