New Zealand and United States soldiers to conduct joint exercise codenamed Kiwi Koru 2810141

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 03:29 PM
 
New Zealand and United States soldiers to conduct joint exercise codenamed Kiwi Koru.
New Zealand and the United States troops will be conducting a month-long joint exercise codenamed Kiwi Koru in the central North Island next month to test their deployment agility, the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) announced Tuesday, October 28, 2014.
     
New Zealand and the United States troops will be conducting a month-long joint exercise codenamed Kiwi Koru in the central North Island next month to test their deployment agility, the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) announced Tuesday, October 28, 2014.
The Exercise Koru Kiwi demonstrates the commitment of the United States and New Zealand toward a regional partnership, prosperity, and security in the Asia-Pacific region.
     

The New Zealand army and air force would stage Exercise Kiwi Koru, which is held every two years, with forces from the U.S. Marine Forces Pacific and the U.S. Army Pacific in the western Taranaki province.

The exercise would involve light armored vehicles, infantry, artillery, engineers, signals and combat service support personnel, such as medical and logistics, in a scenario to restore peace between two fictitious nations, Bekara and Alpiria.

"It's an opportunity to test what we know, how we work and how we work with our international partners too," Colonel Nick Gillard, of the New Zealand Army, said in a statement.

"New Zealand regularly conducts training with international partners such as the U.S. and Australia. Exercises for next year include Exercise Dawn Blitz in California and Exercise Talisman Sabre in Australia, with Exercise RIMPAC in Hawaii and Exercise Croix Du Sud in New Caledonia in 2016."

 

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