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New Zealand’s contribution to global security efforts, particularly defeating ISIS in Iraq and the security of Afghanistan, was the focus of Defence Minister Ron Mark’s meetings in Rome and Brussels over the past week

On his first overseas trip in the job, Defence Minister Ron Mark has completed a round of visits to Defence Force deployments in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the United Arab Emirates.

Defence Minister Ron Mark has congratulated the NZDF on the involvement of a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion aircraft and Kiwi personnel in seizing about NZ$300 million worth of heroin in the Western Indian Ocean earlier

Defence Minister Ron Mark welcomed new Royal New Zealand Air Force recruits and officers into the service in a combined Graduation Parade at Base Woodbourne in Blenheim today.

Defence Minister Ron Mark has announced that a revised contract has been signed with Lockheed Martin Canada to deliver the installation phase of the Anzac Frigate Systems Upgrade (FSU) project.

Defence Minister Ron Mark was the Reviewing Officer at Waiouru Military Camp yesterday when 36 Officer Cadets graduated from this year’s New Zealand Commissioning Course and became Army officers.

I know that for the 36 graduates of this New Zealand Commissioning Course, this is a very special  day.  Well done - you have made it!

Defence Minister Ron Mark has welcomed in a new era for the Defence Force with the introduction of a new modular assault rifle system.

Defence Minister Ron Mark has returned to New Zealand after a visit to Antarctica.