Military Life

Defence Forces personnel lead a "Life less Ordinary". No two days are the same in the lives of our personnel. All aspects of military life are varied and for each member of the Force each day may bring a new challenge.


ISTAR Training EU Battle Group

Personnel in the Defence Forces are trained to a high standard in a number of disciplines - weapons, vehicles, communication devices and other international military spec equipment.

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On Duty

Soldiers on Guard of Honour Duty

In Military life the words "On Duty" usually means a 24 hour shift guarding one of our country's vital installations or on guard in the local barracks. For other members of the Force on duty has a different meaning.

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On Tour

On Tour Chad

"Join the Army to see the world!". For many a young person who joins the Defence Forces their ultimate goal is to serve on at least one mission overseas. The Defence Forces peacekeeping reputation is second to none as we have deployed troops throughout the globe over the years.

Read more about the Experiences of Defence Forces Personnel overseas