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Anzac Day 2024


NZDF Gallipoli contingent ‘in good position’ for Anzac Day

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Kiwi veterans mark more than 30 years since Somalia deployment


Changes to ceremonial duties in Gallipoli for NZDF

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Anzac Day Flypasts 2024

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NZDF teams up with Warriors Anzac Day League fixture

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Medals - wearing and caring

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Working dogs seminar a howling success

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Black Falcons gear up for season ending flypast in Taupō this weekend

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NZDF working with Pacific neighbours to support Solomon Islands election

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Antarctica season comes to a close while Hercules crew conducts medical evacuation

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Southern skies host Exercise Skytrain

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Season two of Unclassified Podcast launches

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First-of-its-kind space course for NZDF

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First medals in over a decade for No. 3 Squadron


Air Force recruits back school’s core values

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Air Force technician returns to the Far North to inspire students

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NZDF to deploy Poseidon aircraft on furthest deployment

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Defence Force recognises personnel going the extra yard at home and abroad

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NZDF personnel commemorate sinking of HMNZS Moa in Solomon Islands

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Big brother becomes youngest course recruit for RNZAF

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Chief of Defence honoured

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Chief of Air Force welcomes first flights of C-130J

Aircraftman Georgia Woodhouse at the Dip Flat training area, part of the Air Force Recruit Course.

New Marlborough Air Force recruit joins the ‘family business’

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NZDF contingent arrives in Solomon Islands for election support

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'Very special' moment for RNZAF pilot in remarkable restored Warbird

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Auckland pilot gears up for fitting Hercules farewell display

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Ohakea pilot buzzing ahead of Warbirds debut

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Keeping the helicopters humming

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Dunedin pilot gears up for a special flight above Wānaka

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We are the Royal New Zealand Air Force – Te Tauaarangi o Aotearoa

We provide New Zealand with responsive and effective air power to meet its national interests. We are an agile and adaptive Air Force with the versatility essential for New Zealand Defence Force operations. As such, we are a modern and dynamic part of the Defence Force. We’ve got the right equipment to perform our primary roles: airborne surveillance and reconnaissance, combat, and air mobility.

We are a force of highly trained professionals.

We come from all walks of life and share a strong sense of what it means to be Kiwi - our culture is based on our values Tū Kaha (courage), Tū Tika (commitment), Tū Tira (comradeship) and Tū Maia (integrity). Together, we are Force for New Zealand and are proud to serve Aotearoa and its diverse communities.

We operate a number of different aircraft types used for both training and operations.