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Monday 14 May 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The acceptance of two Tongan Cadet Officers to the US Military Academy, West Point, and the US Naval Academy, Annapolis, this year is a major step forward for the development of the Tonga Defence Service, said Brigadier Tau'aika 'Uta'atu.
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Friday 30 March 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King George Tupou V, the Commander in Chief of the Tonga Defence Services made his first visit to Taliai Military Camp on March 29. Photos by Pesi Fonua
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Monday 8 January 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After 53 days of living under the Emergency Powers Act, whereby the Tonga Police Force and the Tonga Defence Services were empowered by Cabinet to use "necessary force" for the purpose of preserving public order and securing the public safety, people are questioning the extent of the powers and wondering how long they will be allowed to remain in force.
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Tuesday 31 October 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In spite of the recent diplomatic turmoil between the Solomon Islands and Australia, which may result in an early termination of the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI), Tonga stands in full support of continuing the mission. By Linny Folau
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Thursday 24 August 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Royal Tongan Marines who took part in a United Nations Multinational Peacekeeping training exercise in Mongolia will return home this week.
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Thursday 3 August 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Commander of the Tonga Defence Services, Colonel Tau'aika 'Uta'atu (55) was made a Brigadier by the Tonga Defence Board on Friday July 28.
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Tuesday 11 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tabar, a destroyer of the Indian Navy, arrived in Nuku'alofa yesterday, July 10 on a three-days good will visit.
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Monday 18 July 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's third contingent to be deployed to the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands, a 33-member contingent led by Captain Siaosi Lepa Kupu Veikune, will depart for the Solomons on Monday July 18.
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Monday 18 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Minister of Defence, the Hon. Col. ‘‘Aloua Fetu‘’utolu Tupou died suddenly at his residence, at Pahu, Nuku‘’alofa, on Saturday morning, April 16.
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Tuesday 14 December 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A platoon of the Royal Tongan Marines who have been serving in Iraq under the command of Lt. Col. Siamelie Latu will return to Tonga this week.
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Thursday 5 August 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's second military contingent for the Solomon Islands returned home on July 27, after completing their six-months tenure of peace keeping duty.
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Sunday 13 June 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Forty four soldiers from the Tonga Defence Service will leave Tonga on Tuesday June 15 to serve alongside USA soldiers in a peacekeeping mission in Iraq.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga was fulfilling an obligation to the United States when it supported the Coalition operation in Iraq, Tonga’s Prince Regent, Crown Prince Tupouto‘a said on July 22 when questioned by Matangi Tonga on Tonga’s position. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Friday 1 August 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan soldiers and policemen may soon be deployed overseas on peace keeping duties in Iraq, as well as the Solomons Islands. - Matangi Tonga, Vol. 18, No. 2
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Saturday 30 November 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tevita Faha‘ivalu Fotu became the second Tongan to attend the prestigious Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, in England, graduating last year, and following in the footsteps of Tonga’s Crown Prince Tupouto‘a, who was the first to attend the academy. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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Saturday 30 June 2001
Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The working co-operation between the Tonga Defence Service and the People’s Republic of China military establishment was further consolidated following a visit to China by the Commander of the Tonga Defence Service, Lt. Col. Tau‘aika ‘Uta‘atu, Lt. Com. Satisi Vunipola, and Maj. Siamelie Latu from May 13-20. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 1, June 2001.
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Monday 20 March 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Colonel Fetu’utolu Tupou, retired after 23 years as the Commander of the Tonga Defence Services at the end of March and will become the new Tongan High Commissioner to London on May 1. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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