Director DPSO LTCOL P. Luveni is flanked by the NZ Training Team and RFMF Trainees


Lieutenant Colonel Pacolo Luveni told trainees that the Republic of Fiji Military Forces has modified its training package to meet peacekeeping challenges of the 21st century.

In delivering the closing address on Wednesday 06 April at Black Rock, the Director Peace Support Operations told trainees that they were the first lot to undertake the modified training package. “You are the first trainees to undertake the modified peacekeeping training package which was designed to meet current peacekeeping challenges and changes”, he said. LTCOL Luveni also expressed his appreciation to the New Zealand Defense Force training team for their valuable contribution to the modification and conduct of the pre-embarkation training package.

More than one hundred and seventy RFMF personnel earmarked for deployment to serve with the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in Sinai attended the pre-embarkation training. The five weeks training was conducted by RFMF’s Department of Peace Support Operations (DPSO) trainers with the assistance of a group of New Zealand Defense Force training cadre. The pre-embarkation training was conducted at the Peacekeeping Training School at Black Rock in Nadi and at the range situated at Nausori Highlands.

The training package includes basic infantry skills, long and short barrel close combat shooting, vehicle search, combat lifesaving under fire, the role of peacekeepers serving under the MFO Banner and personnel development.

Major Patrick Sloan bid farewell to the thirty Fijian peacekeepers led by Captain I. Buaserau on behalf of Commander RFMF prior to the departure of the first chalk at Nadi Airport on Wednesday 19th April 2017,