7 April 2015
About 120 members of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) departed from Ohakea Air Force Base this morning for a Mission Readiness Exercise in Australia. The group includes a large number of personnel who will deploy to Iraq in the Building Partner Capacity training mission, as well as exercise support staff.
The three-day exercise at Enoggera military camp near Brisbane will include a series of scenarios designed to ensure the trainers in the Building Partner Capacity mission are ready, and to demonstrate to their senior commanders that they are fully prepared for the tasks and environment they will face in Iraq.
Those travelling to the exercise include trainers, health, logistics and force protection personnel, as well as headquarters staff.
Most will return to New Zealand at the end of the week, however some will remain in Australia prior to departure with the Advance Party.
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