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Defence organisation takes NATO headquarters at Brunssum under its wing

As of September, the Netherlands Defence organisation will assume responsibility for the security of Joint Force Command (JFC)...

News item | 10-07-2014 | 13:00

War veteran gets his wings after 70 years

Almost 70 years ago, war veteran Jaap Smid (94) from Rotterdam lost his paratrooper wings emblem at the end of the Second World...

News item | 03-07-2014 | 17:30

Soldiers ‘shine a light’ in Mali

A marksman’s rifle stands against a wall. The flags of North Malian separatists flutter in the breeze. A picture of amazing...

News item | 03-07-2014 | 17:27

New partner in military transport

Spain is the sixth country to join European Air Transport Command (EATC). The members of EATC make their military air transport...

News item | 03-07-2014 | 12:30

Netherlands ready for European combat unit

From today, Dutch military personnel are on stand-by for deployment to international hot spots and to evacuation operations and...

News item | 01-07-2014 | 17:20

Afghanistan mission ends for Air Force

Yesterday, the Dutch F-16s of the Air Task Force (ATF) in Mazar-e Sharif carried out their last operational sorties over...

News item | 01-07-2014 | 09:35

Minister of Defence suspends acceptance of new Dutch NH90 helicopters

The corrosion and wear symptoms on the NH90 helicopter are more serious than expected, leading the Ministry of Defence to...

News item | 27-06-2014 | 16:35

Minister calls for more European NATO responsibility

"I do not intend to paint a gloomy picture or suggest that we should expect a new large-scale armed conflict. I do think,...

News item | 27-06-2014 | 16:35

LGBT acceptance report made available to other countries' armed forces

Today, in a Letter to Parliament, Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert informed the House of Representatives that she does not...

News item | 27-06-2014 | 16:31

Important US decoration awarded for fight against drugs trade

Former Flag Officer Caribbean Dick Swijgman was pleasantly surprised to receive the Legion of Merit award. The brigadier...

News item | 27-06-2014 | 09:27

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