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Air Force recruits back school’s core values

AC Leela Brown

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

Sean Perrett

'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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New Zealand Defence Force provides support for Solomon Islands election

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RNZAF aircraft old and new set to wow at Warbirds Over Wanaka

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Leading from the top

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End of an era


Chaplains a servant to all in the military

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Swapping sky for sea

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Air Force Black Falcons ready for a busy few days up and down the country


Getting to grips with the C-130J

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Through their eyes

A woman stands in a warehouse with her hands together in front of her, she is wearing a RNZAF uniform. In the background, people in uniform are blurred by motion as industrial shelving, nets, trays and boxes. are lit by skylights in the ceiling.

Hawke's Bay aviator juggles Air Force responsibilities and motherhood

Kerry Williams

Living the Values

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RNZAF Black Falcons to visit South Island this weekend

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RNZAF assists UK with maritime surveillance of Pitcairn Islands

Corporal Byron ‘Buzz’ Newton is excited to return to his old Canterbury stomping grounds

Special homecoming in store for Ashburton's globetrotting musician

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Full circle return for Nelson Saxophonist as Air Force Band heads south

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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.