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Departing Peacekeepers Ready To Serve In Golan Heights

Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) sergeant, Emi Naceva, is looking forward to broadening her knowledge in a different working environment for the next 12 months.
25 Apr 2021 10:45
Departing Peacekeepers Ready To Serve In Golan Heights
From left: Lance Corporal Mereciri Waqainabete, Sergeant Emi Naceva, Warrant Officer I Mereseini Lasike, Private Mereseini Moli and Private Josephine Tavaga at the Nadi International Airport on April 24, 2021. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) sergeant, Emi Naceva, is looking forward to broadening her knowledge in a different working environment for the next 12 months.

The Burenitu, Nalawa, Ra native was among 60 Fijians who departed from Nadi yesterday as part of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) for the Golan Heights located between Syria and Israel.

The mother of four is also part of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services as a nurse practitioner. She has 25 years experience in the service.

“I count myself lucky to be part of the RFMF tour of duty,” she said.

“I want to broaden my knowledge in the field of services as I have been local. To be able to extend my service in the war-torn countries will be more special.”

Warrant Officer I, Mereseini Lasike, 48, of Tubou, Lakeba, in Lau shared similar sentiments.

“Every year RFMF do require staff in this field and I had to apply, which I have been looking forward to,” she said.

The mother of two has spent 26 years in health service.

Other females in the troop included Lance Corporal Mereciri Waqainabete, Private Josephine Tavaga and Private Mereseini Moli.

Private Moli who is from Lovoni, Lomaiviti confirmed that this was her first tour of duty.

The 26-year-old joined the RFMF back in 2016.

“I admire those women who have taken higher ranking in the force,” she said. She has completed her Trade Diploma in Administration at the FNU.

During the group’s farewell at Nadi International Airport, Second Lieutenant Matayavusa Lea, said the group should uphold COVID-19 protocols.

“You are about to depart for peacekeeping duties and during this pandemic, we urge all to take precautionary protocol measures,” he told them.

The troops boarded an Australian Air Force aircraft to depart for their tour of duty.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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