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King to appoint new Knight in the Military Order of William

Infantryman Major Gijs Tuinman will be appointed Knight of the fourth class in the Military Order of William on 4 December....

News item | 20-10-2014 | 13:27

Minister Hennis discusses fight against ISIS in Pentagon

On the same day that Dutch F-16s attacked ISIS vehicles in northern Iraq for the first time, Minister of Defence Jeanine...

News item | 07-10-2014 | 23:00

Dutch F-16s drop first bombs in Iraq

This morning 2 Dutch F-16s used their weapons for the first time in the fight against terrorist organisation ISIS in Iraq. The...

News item | 07-10-2014 | 14:00

'Ebola teams' trained by Defence personnel

Military personnel from the MoD's Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Centre this week trained three...

News item | 02-10-2014 | 14:31

New commander for the Royal Netherlands Navy

Lieutenant General Rob Verkerk (Marine Corps) is the new commander of the Royal Netherlands Navy and Admiral Benelux. He...

News item | 26-09-2014 | 11:11

Minister of Defence launches Defence Cyber Command

Defence Cyber Command is now in operation. Minister of Defence Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert fired the virtual starting shot to...

News item | 25-09-2014 | 11:24

F-16s and almost 400 military personnel to be deployed in fight against ISIS

In addition to political and humanitarian support, the Dutch government today decided to also lend military support in the...

News item | 24-09-2014 | 11:32

Paratroopers re-enact historic Market Garden landings

Seventy years after Market Garden, the Dutch village of Groesbeek near Arnhem once again became a drop zone. Just as in 1944,...

News item | 18-09-2014 | 17:39

Hennis: increase our firepower with extra funding

From 2015, the Defence organisation is set to receive budget increases through extra financing, while from 2017 onwards, a...

News item | 16-09-2014 | 15:16

Extra personnel to Ukraine

Approximately 30 military personnel and police officers will leave for Charkov, Ukraine, today to reinforce the 30 Dutch...

News item | 12-09-2014 | 15:57

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