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Don’t miss the 2010 Royal Netherlands Air Force Open Days (video)

“Deployable worldwide”; that is the theme of the 2010 Air Force Open Days at Gilze-Rijen Air Base. What this means in practice ...

News item | 11-06-2010 | 10:50

Crew of hijacked ship on their way home

On 10 June, the amphibious transport ship HNLMS Johan de Witt bade farewell to the crew of MV RIM in Djibouti. For over four ...

News item | 10-06-2010 | 16:55

Navy on standby to provide emergency aid in event of hurricane

As from Wednesday 1 June, an emergency aid detachment of the 32nd infantry company stationed in Aruba has been standing by in ...

News item | 08-06-2010 | 12:21

Queen visits intelligence unit

On Wednesday 1 June, Queen Beatrix paid a working visit to the Royal Netherlands Army’s intelligence unit, 103 ISTAR Battalion. ...

News item | 08-06-2010 | 12:19

Situation now quieter in Uruzgan, say ministers

In a joint letter to parliament, foreign minister Maxime Verhagen and defence minister Eimert van Middelkoop report that over the ...

News item | 26-03-2010 | 00:00

Dutch to extend membership of European mission to Bosnia in Herzegovina

The Netherlands is extending the deployment of 85 Dutch soldiers in EUFOR Althea, the EU military force in Bosnia and ...

News item | 19-03-2010 | 00:00

Dutch peacekeeping staff to stay one more year in Sudan

The Netherlands is to extend its contribution to the UN peace mission in Sudan (UNMIS) by one year. The decision was taken today ...

News item | 05-03-2010 | 00:00

The Netherlands and Burundi: further cooperation on security and human rights

The Netherlands and Burundi are to step up cooperation in the security sector in order to improve the security and human rights ...

News item | 03-02-2010 | 00:00

Leadership changeover for Task Force Uruzgan

Brigadier Kees van den Heuvel and Civilian Representative Jennes de Mol have taken over the leadership of Task Force Uruzgan ...

News item | 01-02-2010 | 00:00