Home : Media : News : News Article View
NEWS | May 6, 2022

U.S. Air Force Participates in Royal New Zealand Air Force Day and Night Exercise

By U.S. MISSION NEW ZEALAND

U.S. Embassy & Consulate in New Zealand -- Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) and U.S. Air Force (USAF) aircraft and personnel will combine to participate in day and nighttime flying exercises in New Zealand later this month.

While in New Zealand, MC-130J aircraft and USAF personnel will train alongside RNZAF C-130 Hercules and personnel from No. 40 Squadron.

The training will be based at RNZAF Base Auckland as well as RNZAF Base Woodbourne, near Blenheim, and is designed to maintain crew currency and improve interoperability between the two countries’ militaries.

This will include low-level flying by day and night, night vision training, tactical flying, military freefall jumps and air drops of equipment.

High quality training activities are essential for New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel to maintain their ability to respond when called on.

Training with partner nations allows New Zealand to integrate capabilities, build interoperability and execute complex and realistic operations as a combined team.

Exercise Nocturnal Reach is an annual NZDF Readiness Training Activity which develops the crew’s proficiency to conduct day and night tactical missions such as would be required to operate in austere environments when required by the New Zealand Government.

CONNECT WITH USINDOPACOM
Facebook

Like Us
Twitter
322,535
Follow Us

ENGAGE & CONNECT MORE WITH PACOM

                                                 

IN THE USINDOPACOM NEWS
U.S. Provides Additional PHP400 Million in Aid to Support Typhoon Odette Recovery Efforts
With the additional funding of Php400 million ($8 million), the United States through USAID has given a total of Php1.4 billion ($29.2 million) in assistance to aid the Philippines in responding to the immediate needs of those affected by Typhoon Odette.
May 23, 2022 - MANILA, U.S. Embassy in the Philippines -- United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant to the Administrator (AA) Sarah Charles announced, May 12, on behalf of the American people an additional Php400...

Fort Shafter Soldiers Participate in Marara 22
U.S. and French soldiers take a break after establishing tactical control points in Huahine, French Polynesia during Marara 22. Marara 22 reinforces multinational partnerships by building readiness and interoperability for future contingencies throughout the Indo-Pacific. Through training, skill-sharing, and cultural exchanges, partnerships and allies share common interests in ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific through bilateral military-military engagements.
May 23, 2022 - HAUHINE, French Polynesia - Soldiers from the Headquarters and Headquarters and Charlie Company, 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment, Fort Shafter, Hawaii participated in Marara 22 from May 7 – 20, 2022.As part of the...

International Partners Team Up for Pacific Partnership 2022
Royal Navy and Australian Defence Force personnel pose for a photo on the flight deck aboard Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). Mercy is currently underway as part of Pacific Partnership 2022. Now in its 17th year, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific.
May 23, 2022 - PACIFIC OCEAN -- U.S. Navy, Royal Navy and Australian Defence Force military members are embarked aboard Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) as part of the of Pacific Partnership 2022 (PP22) mission...

USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group Departs Yokosuka for 2022 Deployment
The U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) departs Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY) for a regularly scheduled deployment, May 20, 2022. Ronald Reagan is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. For more than 75 years, CFAY has provided, maintained, and operated base facilities and services in support of the U.S. 7th Fleet’s forward-deployed naval forces, tenant commands, and thousands of military and civilian personnel and their families.
May 20, 2022 - YOKOSUKA, Japan -- The U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and its strike group departed Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY) May 20, to support security and stability in the...

Army Leaders Across Indo-Pacific Meet to Discuss Challenges, Opportunities
Gen. Charles A. Flynn, left center, commander of U.S. Army Pacific, and Maj. Gen. JB Vowell, left, commander of U.S. Army Japan, hold a bilateral engagement with Lt. Gen. Toshikazu Yamane, right center, vice chief of staff for the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force, in Honolulu May 18, 2022. Senior leaders from the U.S. Army and more than 20 foreign armies held hundreds of bilateral talks during the Land Forces Pacific Symposium, the largest land power conference in the Indo-Pacific region.
May 20, 2022 - HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Senior leaders from the U.S. Army and more than 20 foreign armies held hundreds of bilateral talks during the largest land power conference in the Indo-Pacific region.The meetings, part of the Land Forces...