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Explosive Ordnance Disposal specialists from the Vanuatu Mobile Force and the Australian Army conducted demolitions to safely destroy Second World War ordnance, as part of Operation RENDER SAFE.
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The Vanuatu Mobile Force (VMF) is a small, mobile corps of 300 volunteers that makes up Vanuatu's military. Its primary task is to assist the Vanuatu Police Force. However, should Vanuatu be attacked, then the VMF will act as the first line of defence.[3] In 1994, VMF deployed 50 people to Papua New Guinea, as their first peacekeeping mission.
 
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Members of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force take charge of the Guardian class patrol boat during a gifting ceremony held at Austal Australia Shipyard at Henderson in Western Australia.
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Guardian Class Patrol Boat HMPNGS Ted Diro at sea.
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The Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF) is the military organisation responsible for the defence of Papua New Guinea. It originated from the Australian Army land forces of the territory of Papua New Guinea before independence, coming into being in January 1973 and having its antecedents in the Pacific Islands Regiment. The PNGDF is a small force numbering around 2,500 personnel and consists of a Land Element, an Air Element and a Maritime Element. It is a joint force tasked with defending Papua New Guinea and its territories against external attack, as well as having secondary functions including national-building and internal security tasks.
 
Vanuatu's Mobile Force practising disassembly and cleaning of FAMAS F1 rifles during the visit of Australian Defence Secretary Greg Moriarty, in Cook Barracks, 8 May 2019.
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Soldiers from the Vanuatu Mobile Force during the Croix du Sud exercise in 2018.
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For the first time a guardian of honour of the Vanuatu Mobile Force, composed and commanded entirely by women , was inspected by the then newly appointed British High Commissioner in Vanuatu, HE Karen Bell, on July 23, 2019.
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Sailors of the Maritime Ward in white uniforms.
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Hello,
any photos of soldiers from Tonga during mission at Afghanistan ?
 
A Republic of Fiji Military Forces lieutenant has become one of just a handful of officers to graduate as a combat engineer troop leader after passing a gruelling Australian Army training course.

Lieutenant Viliame Tagivetaua has been training at the Puckapunyal Army Base north of Melbourne since January 2021.

“It’s been good training. I’ve learnt a lot,” Lieutenant Tagivetaua said.

“My favourite part has been the demolitions. All engineers love demolitions.”

The 47-year-old father of four has been in the Republic of Fiji Military Forces for 27 years. He joined as a sapper and has risen through the ranks.

He is one of about 30 combat engineers graduating this year from the Australian Army’s Regimental Officers Basic Course, with one of the final tests being Exercise Gauntlet Strike.

Tanks, armoured vehicles, infantry, artillery and combat engineers worked together to defeat a simulated enemy force.

Lieutenant Tagivetaua said he enjoyed working with the Australian Army’s 62-tonne M1A1 Abrams tanks.

“It’s been good to study in the classroom about tanks and now to be working with tanks in the field,” Lieutenant Tagivetaua said.

He will return to Fiji as the Alpha Troop Commander in 1 Rural Development Squadron, based in the Northern Division.

“I’ll pass onto others some of the procedures and doctrine I’ve learnt while training in Australia,” Lieutenant Tagivetaua said.
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RIMPAC 2022
An Australian Army Soldier and His Majesty's Armed Forces, Royal Tongan Marine Lt. Filise Siale radio contacts another call sign during a simulated urban close combat scenario
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His Majesty's Armed Forces, Royal Tongan Marines prepare to clear buildings during a simulated urban close combat scenario
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Soldiers from His Majesty's Armed Forces - Tonga work alongside soldiers from the Australian Army during Talisman Sabre 23.
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Australian Army, Private Samuel Austen-Wilkins and His Majesty's Armed Forces - Tonga, Lance Corporal Sione Atoa, bump fists during Talisman Sabre 23.
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His Majesty’s Armed Forces – Tonga have been working with the Australian army Battlegroup Warhorse as part of Exercise Talisman Sabre, 2023
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Papua New Guinea Defence Force Engineer soldiers train with US Combat Engineers from the 95th Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion on mine clearing procedures during Exercise Tamiok Strike, August 8, 2023
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Australian army 18 CE (Combat Engineer) SQN and 2 RPIR (Royal Papuan Infantry Regt) conducting a full mission profile. Sept 2023
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Fijian soldier, Battle Group Ram, Feb 2024
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