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Private Nadreke Inspired To Carry On Family’s Military Legacy

“I look forward to the experience in the Middle East. I know it won’t be an easy mission, but I will commit myself.”
03 Mar 2020 11:37
Private Nadreke Inspired To Carry On Family’s Military Legacy
From left: Asenaca Tamaya, Mum Meredani Basaro, Private Basilisa Nadreke, sister Sainiana Nainoka and father, Anare Basaro at the Delta Coy on March 2, 2020. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

All Private Basilisa Nadreke wants to do was continue a family legacy in the military.

Her father, Anare Basaro, will be retiring in two years.

Her aunt, Captain Karalaini Naruma- Serevi, has retired.

The 25-year-old said she has other family members in the military too.

She was among the 78 Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) personnel who departed for peacekeeping duties under the United Nations Assistance Mission Iraq (UNAMI).

“My father inspired me to be in the RFMF to serve my country,” she said.

“Most of my family members have been part of the Peacekeeping mission.

“I look forward to the experience in the Middle East. I know it won’t be an easy mission, but I will commit myself.”

While she will miss being around her family, she says she will stay in touch with them through social media.

The Laselase, Sigatoka, woman joined the force in 2015 and this is her first tour of duty.

Meanwhile her father, Private Basaro is in the Territorial Force.

He has completed seven tours of duty since 1987, five stints in Lebanon, one in Sinai (2009) and another in the Golan Heights (2016).

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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