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Deployed Christmas messages

New Zealand Defence Force personnel deployed overseas this Christmas wish everyone back home a Merry Christmas.

18 December, 2023

Christmas is a special time to spend with friends and family, and our people give that time to help others around the world.

We have over 200 personnel deployed this Christmas, from South Sudan to the Republic of Korea, and the Sinai to Antarctica.

We appreciate everything they give and everything their families give. We want to say to them thank you for your service. If you’d like to say something to them, comment below.

Meri Kirihimete, have a safe holiday season