Fiji Military Officers

Fiji sends military personnel to assist in Tonga

Republic of Fiji Military Forces Commander, Major-General Ro Jone Kalouniwai said these personnel, consisting of Engineers, Medics, and other specialists will team up with the Australian Defence Force soldiers to carry out rehabilitation and further assessment in Tonga, following the impacts of the violent volcanic eruption and tsunami.

The Commander added, as per the initial planning process, the soldiers are expected to be on the ground, putting the hard yards, in a span of 10 days.

Fijian soldiers deploy to fight bushfires in Australia

The 54 Republic of Fiji Military Force (RFMF) engineers were deployed over the weekend to assist New Zealand and local defence force personnel in Australia.

A total of 119 NZDF personnel, including health teams and a chaplain, have deployed.

Last week, a hundred Papua New Guinea defence force personnel from an engineering batallion deployed to Australia to assist in the crisis.

Other Pacific Island countries, including Vanuatu, have donated financial support to Australia for the bushfires campaign.

More than 20 people have died in the bushfires.