Papua New Guinea Defence Force headquarters

PNGDF celebrates HQ's 50th Anniversary

The events included an address from the Commander Defence Force, Major General Mark Goina, and a flyover of two Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18F Super Hornets.

The Papua New Guinea Defence Force Headquarters was established in January 1966, as the PNG military command base. The base was linked to the Northern Command Headquarters in Australia.

On February 1, 1972, the joint Force Headquarters was established. On January 26, 1973, it was designated as the headquarters for the PNG Defence Force.

More than 1000 participate in PNGDF walk

More than a thousand men and women in the force, NCDC Governor Powes Parkop, including the Australian Defence Force, Navy, the NCD Yobatics team and some city residents, took part in the walk, which started at 3am.

The walk covered 16 kilometres. It started from Murray Barracks headquarters to Boroko, Five-Mile roundabout to Courts then to the Poreporena Freeway to downtown, Ela Beach, Koki, up the Two-Mile hill and back to PNGDF headquarters.

The PNGDF final walk concludes the physical training activities of the year 2016.