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#armed forces

# armed-forces - Monday 25 September, 2017

A woman has passed US Marine infantry training for the first time

Three dozen female Marine Corps officers had previously signed up for the infantry training program but failed to finish.

# armed-forces - Saturday 26 August, 2017

'Cruel decision': Trump signs order barring transgender people from US military

Trump has said he did the Pentagon a “great favour” by banning transgender troops.

# armed-forces - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

‘”They are soldiers…”: Defence Forces WILL have guns during the Easter 2016 parade

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney said the Defence Forces will be central to practically all of the events that will happen next year.

# armed-forces - Friday 23 May, 2014

Pictures: Irish Defence Forces personnel vote in Election 2014 ... from Mali

All members of the Defence Forces usually vote by postal ballot whether at home or overseas…

# armed-forces - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Russia approves use of military in Ukraine

British Foreign Secretary William Hague condemned the decision stating that it is potentially grave threat to the sovereignty.

# armed-forces - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

TV documentary reveals the stories of Irishmen who fought for the British in WWII

The RTE programme reveals first hand accounts from the men who fought against the Germans in the Second World War.

# armed-forces - Monday 1 July, 2013

Egypt army threatens action in 48 hours if Morsi fails to resign

In a statement read out on state television, it said the demands of the people must be met and gave 48 hours, as “a last chance”.

# armed-forces - Thursday 9 February, 2012

Prince Harry may return to Afghanistan as front line pilot

Captain Wales became a fully-qualified Apache Attack helicopter pilot yesterday.

# armed-forces - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Australia lifts ban on women serving on combat frontlines

“The last of the sex discrimination against women in frontline or combat roles will now be removed,” said defence minister.

# armed-forces - Tuesday 19 April, 2011

Pentagon clears McChrystal of any wrongdoing USA

Pentagon clears McChrystal of any wrongdoing

A Rolling Stone article was at centre of storm in which now retired Gen McChrystal was accused of being disrespectful about top US officials.