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It Stops Now.

The Organisational Culture Standing Committee (OCSC) was established in Dec 2021. The OCSC are overseeing longer term measures to drive positive cultural change within the DF.

For more information on the OCSC check out the Member's Area of military.ie

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Last week, Officers from Defence Forces Engineer Corps participated in the European Defence Agency Consultation Forum for Sustainable Energy in the Defence and Security Sector in Bordeaux. The forum covered multiple topics, including implementation of renewables and energy efficiency solutions

Last week, Officers from @DF_Engineers participated in the @EUDefenceAgency Consultation Forum for Sustainable Energy in the Defence and Security Sector in Bordeaux. The forum covered multiple topics, including implementation of renewables and energy efficiency solutions
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Want to know what we did in June?
Here is our 60 second update!

-CBRN training for Red Cross

- NATO Homemade Explosives Workshop

- 10yrs of Emergency Aeromedical Services

- Naval exercise with Royal Navy

📽 Presented by CQMS Sue Dempsey, Ordnance School, DFTC

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The Defence Forces Adventure Race took place this week in West Wicklow.

2-person teams made their way around a 5-hour, mixed terrain course on foot, mountain bike and kayak, testing their navigation, endurance & teamwork.

The Defence Forces Adventure Race took place this week in West Wicklow. 2-person teams made their way around a 5-hour, mixed terrain course on foot, mountain bike and kayak, testing their navigation, endurance & teamwork. #StrengthenTheNation
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The DF 10 mile road race was held in Haulbowline yesterday Irish Naval Service. The event was suberbly ran as usual.

Mens Champion was Pte Gary Walsh of 1 BAR.

Women’s Champion was Lt (NS) Tahlia Britton of the Naval College.

Flikr link to follow.

The DF 10 mile road race was held in Haulbowline yesterday @naval_service. The event was suberbly ran as usual. Mens Champion was Pte Gary Walsh of 1 BAR. Women’s Champion was Lt (NS) Tahlia Britton of the Naval College. Flikr link to follow. #BeMore #StrengthenTheNation
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Thurs Troops in Training 2!

The 41st Infantry Young Officers (YO) course ran by the IWW in the @theinfantryschool is ongoing with 20 students.

This course qualifies YO's to fill overseas Pl Comdr appointments. They are currently on EX BREAK-IN, a MOUT exercise, in County Cork.

Thurs Troops in Training 2! The 41st Infantry Young Officers (YO) course ran by the IWW in the @theinfantryschool is ongoing with 20 students. This course qualifies YO's to fill overseas Pl Comdr appointments. They are currently on EX BREAK-IN, a MOUT exercise, in County Cork.
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Thursday Troops in Training 1!

The 167th Rec Pl have spend the past 15 wks being trained in 1 Cn Cois in Dún Uí Mhaoilíosa Bks

Yesterday they passed out as 2 Star Privates on successful completion of their training. They will have a short break before commencing 3 Star Training

Thursday Troops in Training 1! The 167th Rec Pl have spend the past 15 wks being trained in 1 Cn Cois in Dún Uí Mhaoilíosa Bks Yesterday they passed out as 2 Star Privates on successful completion of their training. They will have a short break before commencing 3 Star Training
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The 2022 DF Medical Services Gaelic Football final was held this afternoon in the Curragh.

28 Infantry Battalion lined up against the 2 Brigade HQ team in this eagerly anticipated & very tight match. 28 Infantry Battalion won on a score line of 1-13 to 1-08 after extra time.

The 2022 DF Medical Services Gaelic Football final was held this afternoon in the Curragh. @28infantry lined up against the 2 Brigade HQ team in this eagerly anticipated & very tight match. 28 Infantry Battalion won on a score line of 1-13 to 1-08 after extra time.
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The Defence Forces held a Commissioning Ceremony this afternoon for Captain Ben Jacob in Ceannt Officer's Mess in the Curragh.

Captain Jacob has taken up his role in DF School of Music Defence Forces School of Music (Ireland). We wish Ben well in his future career with us!

The Defence Forces held a Commissioning Ceremony this afternoon for Captain Ben Jacob in Ceannt Officer's Mess in the Curragh. Captain Jacob has taken up his role in DF School of Music @DFSMIreland. We wish Ben well in his future career with us!
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A single lost life on our roads is too many. 83 deaths this year so far is an increase on 2019 and 2021 figures at this time. The WHO (2017) has estimated that a 5% reduction in 'average' speed could result in a 30% reduction in fatal collisions. An Garda Síochána

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This month, 2 Brigade Artillery Regiment ran training for Gaisce - The President's Award, a self development programme for young ppl.

Participants underwent a variety of instructional blocks from map reading and navigation to confidence & adventure training & an overnight excursion in the Slieve Blooms.

This month, @2BdeArtyRegt ran training for @GaisceAward, a self development programme for young ppl. Participants underwent a variety of instructional blocks from map reading and navigation to confidence & adventure training & an overnight excursion in the Slieve Blooms.
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Why I Joined, Why I Stayed!

The reasons people join the DF as young men & women are often very different to the reasons that they stay.

Trainee Technician Engine Room Artificer Aoife Lynch talks about her 6 years with the Irish Naval Service & the technical training she's undergoing

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The Military All Ireland hurling competition took place last week in Galway. This involved teams from every barracks from Donegal to the Irish Naval Service base in Cork.

Winners of the Parsons Cup were Irish Air Corps & winners of the Chaplins Cup were 3 Infantry Battalion.

The Military All Ireland hurling competition took place last week in Galway. This involved teams from every barracks from Donegal to the @naval_service base in Cork. Winners of the Parsons Cup were @IrishAirCorps & winners of the Chaplins Cup were @3_Inf_Bn.
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65th Infantry Group FRC Engineer Specialist Search and Clearance (ESSC) Team this week completed a Deliberate Search and Clearance Operation in support to the FRC EOD Team UN Disengagement Observer Force

ESSC was required due to the known presence of Explosive Remnants of War and Unexploded Ordnance.

65th Infantry Group FRC Engineer Specialist Search and Clearance (ESSC) Team this week completed a Deliberate Search and Clearance Operation in support to the FRC EOD Team @UNDOF ESSC was required due to the known presence of Explosive Remnants of War and Unexploded Ordnance.
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