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January
Airmen Graduate with New Military Working Dogs
CDF Visiting Defence Force Support Operation in Antarctica
Ministry of Defence Appoints Chief of Air Force to Senior Role
NZDF Aircraft Technician Pitching in During Exercise Skytrain
February
NZDF Firefighters Help Fight Tasmanian Bush Fires
NZDF Firefighters in Tasmania
NZDF Fitness App Wins International Award
Officer Recruits are a Force for New Zealand
Hawke's Bay Local Helps Battle Tasmanian Bush Fires
Joint Patrol Cracks Down on Paua Poachers
Passionate about serving New Zealand
Teamwork is the Key
NZDF Transport Aid Supplies to Fiji
NZDF to Provide Further Support to Fiji
NZDF Engineers to Help in Cyclone Hit Fiji
Fiji Mission one of NZDF's Largest Peacetime Deployments to Pacific
March
NZDF Orion Helped Fiji Secure Foreign Aid for Cyclone Response
NZDF's Humanitarian Aid Operation in Fiji in Full Swing
NZDF NH90 Helicopters Conduct Mercy Flights To Cyclone-Hit Fiji Communities
NZDF Firefighters Home From Helping Out in Tasmania
NZDF Delivers Essential Farming Supplies to Stricken Fijian Islands
NZDF Supports Cyclone Rebuild in Remote Fiji Island
Air Force Celebrates 75 Years of Women's Service
NZDF Commander Visits Cyclone-Battered Fiji
Operation RESPECT
More Supplies for Devastated Fiji Islands
Chief of Defence Force to Visit Canada, US
Air Force Recruits Help the Local Community
New Research Dramatically Increases Number of New Zealand Soldiers at Gallipoli
Op Antarctica Summer Season Winds Down
Fiji Military Chief says Kiwis Helping to Bring Back Smiles and Hope
Tauranga Local First Female NH90 Pilot
April
NH90 Helicopters Prove their worth in Fiji
It's an Honour to Help Fiji, says Taranaki Local
Waikato Local Supports NZDF's Aid Operation in Fiji
NZDF Support to 2016 Anzac Day Commemorations
NZDF to Train with Southeast Asian Partners
New Pilot Training Takes Air Force into the Future
Defence Leaders Commit to Reducing Sexual Violence
Woodbourne Personnel to Attend Anzac Services
NZDF Personnel Return From Fiji Humanitarian Mission
Dawn Service at Gallipoli Marks 'Defining Page' in Shared History
CDF Attends Chiefs of Defence Conference and Anzac Day Service
Chunuk Bair Service Attracts Capacity Crowd
NZDF Invictus Team Battle Sponsors in Games of Wheelchair Basketball
May
RNZAF Crew Top Performers at International Military Exercise
NZDF Team Ace Anzac Rugby Challenge
NZ Troops Looking Forward to Training Iraqi Soldiers
Another Silver for NZDF at Invictus Games
Nine in the Bag for NZ Defence Force Team
NZ Defence Force Orion Finds Missing Kiribati Fishermen
NZDF Orion Logs Second Successful SAR in Five Days
Air Force Museum Staff Member Recognised for Special Project
NZDF Orion Completes Third Successful Rescue in Ten Days
NZDF Texans Are on Their Way Down South
New Zealand Defence Force Troops Return From Iraq
Expert Panel Helping Defence Force Prevent Inappropriate Behaviours
June
NZDF Supports Search for Missing Pig Hunter
New Zealand Entertainers Now Eligible for Vietnam Medals
NZDF Personnel Join Largest Humanitarian Mission in Asia-Pacific Region
NZDF Participates in the World's Largest Maritime Exercise - RIMPAC 2016
NZDF Lifts DoC's Mt Fell Hut to Safer Ground
NZDF to Support Middle East Operations
NZ Defence Force Deploys for Pacific Islands Fisheries Patrols
NZDF Orion Comes to Aid of Distressed Yacht
NZDF Orion Continues to Assist with Rescue
New RNZAF Pilots Graduate in Australia
RNZAF Queen's Colour Heads to Woodbourne
NZDF Air Transport Team Gets Down to Work in the Middle East
Number of Deployed NZDF Personnel Hits Record High
NZDF Personnel Join Humanitarian Visit to Timor-Leste
Training Flight Turns into the Real Thing
NZDF Frigate Arrives in Pearl Harbor
July
NZ Defence Force Leads Multi-National Humanitarian Activity in Tonga
NZDF to the Rescue When Flour Runs Out
Recruits Help to Restore Wartime RNZAF Station
NZDF Plays a Part in Successful SAR in Hawaii
Helicopter Training for NZDF's Military Working Dogs
NZDF Personnel Lead Outreach Activities in Tongan Schools
Testing NZDF Combat Capability at RIMPAC
NZ Defence Force Tests Amphibious Capability
Top NZDF Honour for Whangarei Man's Work in Middle East
NZDF-Led Projects Boost Drought Resilience of Tongan Communities
Armed Forces Keen to be Part of Local Communities - Defence Chief
August
From Waipukurau to Hawaii with the NZDF
Exciting Adventure at World's Biggest Maritime Exercise
NZDF Lifts Emergency Shelter to White Island
NZ Shares Disaster Response Lessons with Pacific Partnership
NZDF Team doing 'Hard Yards' in the Middle East
September
NZDF's new Seasprite Helicopter off to Kermadecs
Following in the footsteps of family in France
NZDF's Seasprite helicopter nails first operational mission
NZDF maritime helicopters get ultimate test
NZDF support vital to scientific work in Kermadecs
NZDF helicopter finds missing yacht in East Cape
NZDF helicopter drops in on school
October
Air Force Man Soars to Silver in World Skills
Tickets go on sale for 80th Anniversary Air Tattoo
NZDF to Hold Major Exercise in South Island
November
Search Resumes for Missing Kiribati Fishermen
NZDF Finds Three Missing Kiribati Fishermen
NZDF Supports Government's Response to Massive Earthquake
NZDF sends HMNZS Canterbury to Rescue Stranded Tourists
NZDF NH90s Rescue Tourists from Quake-Damaged Kaikoura
NZDF NH90s Bring Aid Supplies to Kaikoura
NZDF's Disaster Relief Operation Maintains High Tempo
NZDF Rescues Hundreds From Kaikoura
Foreign Warships Arrive to Help Kaikoura
NZDF Aid Convoy Arrives in Kaikoura
NZDF Pulls Out all Stops to Deliver Aid
NZDF Thanks Foreign Crews for Supporting Relief Effort
US Navy Pilot Happy to Help
More NZDF Aid Convoys to Kaikoura
Road to Kaikoura Tests Mettle of NZDF Drivers
Air Force Flyers Shine a Light on NZDF's Pledge During White Ribbon Week
NZDF to Begin Compliance Patrols in the Southern Ocean
Air Force Names its First Airman of the Year
NZDF White Ribbon Torches on Display in Wellington Fun Run
NZDF Helps Search for Three Missing in Kaipara Boat Tragedy
December
NZDF Civilian of the Year a True Mate for Life
The Fast and Furious at Air Tattoo
NZDF Helps Search for Missing Hunter
NZDF Finds Missing Hunter in Kaimanawa Ranges
New Plymouth Man Wins NZDF Innovation of the Year Award
Cantabrian Named NZDF Volunteer of the Year
Exemplary Young Leader Named NZDF's Person of the Year
NZDF Airlift Missions Renew Lifeline for Scientists in Antarctica
NZDF Helps Search for Three Missing Kiribati Fishermen
NZDF Finds Father and Son Missing at Sea off Tonga
Defence Air Transport Team Completes Middle East Mission
US Air Force Joins RNZAF 80th Anniversary Celebrations
Christmas Messages from NZDF Personnel Serving Overseas

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