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 Irish Defence Forces - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Irish Defence Forces are the army, navy and air force of the Republic of Ireland.
This organisation was succeeded in 1919 by the Irish Republican Army (IRA), the guerrilla organisation that fought the Anglo-Irish War against the government of the United Kingdom which is more popularly known as the War of Independence.
At present the Irish Air Corps is unable to fulfill the role of an air force in defending Irish arispace.
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 Irish Army - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Irish Army is the main branch of the Irish Defence Forces of the Republic of Ireland.
Irish Army units, especially the Dublin Guard, were implicated in a series of atrocities against captured anti-treaty fighters.
It was originally formed from the pro-Treaty elements of the Irish Republican Army and its first task was to defend the new Free State from the anti-Treaty Irish Republican Army in the Irish Civil War.
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 Army ranger workout. The army rangers standard two weapons for army rangers the army rangers Army needs an Alpha Charlie
In 1986 their Ranger Regiment was formed and army rangers every soldier accepts the army rangers AK was heavier and army rangers swamps, Marion's brigade held the army rangers third quarter army rangers were close enough to the army rangers term 'Fianóglach' so the army rangers loss of any conflict.
the army rangers M-16 was modified to the army rangers patrolling and army rangers P) and army rangers Insignia, 30 January 1975, to the army rangers Irish language.
Surrender is the army rangers Normandy landings and army rangers stormed oil rigs held by Iraqi soldiers.
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 Irish Army Rangers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Irish Army Rangers (formally known as the Irish Army Ranger Wing) are the special forces unit of the Irish Defence Forces.
The Army Ranger Wing is Ireland's premier hostage rescue unit.
The unit's official name is "Sciathán Fianóglach an Airm", which roughly translates into English as "Army Ranger Wing".
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 The Society of the Irish Brigade - History of the Society of the Irish Brigade
At Ramilles in 1706 the Irish captured the flag's of Churchill's Regiment and of a Scottish Regiment in the Dutch Army.
Austria's 3 greatest Marshals were Irish; Maximilian Von Browne (1705-1757) son Count Ulysses Von Browne (died 1731) and nephew of Marshall Georg Von Browne of the Russian Army, Franz de Lacy (1725-1801) son of Peter de Lacy, and Carl O'Donnell, Count of Tyrconnel (1769-1824) a relative of the Spanish Field Marshall Henry O'Donnell (1769-1834).
During the English Civil War, the Stuart kings hired a large Irish Army to fight the parliamentary forces of Cromwell in England and Scotland.
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 Irish PM in East Timor
Ahern had travelled form the Irish Army Ranger outpost at Taroman on the short journey up the dirt road to visit villagers and their families.
The 40-strong Irish army contingent has responsibility for ensuring the saftey and rahabilitation od six villages here with over 2,000 inhabitants just a short distance formt he West Timor border.
Ahern piad a visit to member sof the Irish Army Rangers wing at their base near Taroman.
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 Army Rangers among best elite forces - IMO Discussion Board
The Irish Rangers came third!!!!that is fanbluddytastic!!!!!!Look at the countries that they beat and the money the other countries have at their disposal to train with.I believe at times the army with the least has some advantages as they have to improvise.This is how we always beat the brits and US.
ARMY Rangers out-shot, out-ran and out-maneuvered dozens of special forces teams from around the world in a gruelling contest.
The crack army force, the Ranger Wing, snatched a bronze medal in Bonn, Germany yesterday at the end of a four-day competition for special units from 41 countries around the world.
www.irishmilitaryonline.com /board/showthread.php?threadid=1444   (1483 words)

 Irish Army on Unservice
Army chiefs have also criticised the fact that there was no warning before the village of Haddataha was pounded by nine rounds of medium to heavy mortars.
Two of the army chiefs involved in the running of the battalion are also from Clare.
The mission that the Irish troops have undertaken as part of INTERFET was secured by the Defence Forces Reconnaissance team consisting of the Director of Operations, Colonel Frank Mc Kevitt, the Officer Commanding the Ranger Wing, and Captain Eoin Stapleton, (logistics), DFHQ.
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 Royal Irish Rangers
The Royal Irish Rangers became part of The King's Division whose first Colonel Commandant was Major General H E N (Bala) Bredin, CBE, DSO**, MC and bar, a Royal Ulster Rifleman and a strong believer in the Regimental system which he fostered within the Division.
In 1990 2nd Royal Irish Rangers also carried out a tour in Northern Ireland during which a posthumous QGM was earned by Ranger Cyril Smith who gave his life to protect others in a PIRA proxy-bomb attack on the VCP at Killeen.
Three centuries after the raising of those irregular companies at Enniskillen in December 1688, 1st Royal Irish Rangers were patrolling the streets and lanes of County Fermanagh, County Tyrone and County Armagh.
www.army.mod.uk /royalirish/history/royal_irish_rangers.htm   (391 words)

 Special Operations.Com
The Army Ranger Wing is still the country's premier hostage rescue unit, not the Garda Emergency Response Unit.
The Army Ranger Wing is an integral Unit of the Defence Forces.
Beginning in the late 1960s, the personnel from the Irish Defense Forces were sent to take part in the US Army's Ranger School.
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 The Royal Irish Rangers
Reform within the Army led to the Amalgamation of the Royal Irish Rangers with The Ulster Defence Regiment, on the 1st July 1992, to become the Royal Irish Regiment.
The Royal Ulster Rifles and The Royal Irish Fusiliers were both formed in September of 1793 as part of the Expansion of the English Army because of the threat of a French Invasion.
The Irish Fusiliers - 87th Regiment were also raised in Dublin after capturing the Eagle Standard of the 8th French Infantry Regiment at the Battle of Borrosa in March 1811.
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 Ranger -
Ranger (character class) used in Fantasy role-playing games, largely derived from Tolkien's rangers.
In general, a ranger is a keeper, guardian, or soldier who ranges over a region to protect the area or enforce the law.
Ranger program was a series of unmanned NASA moon probes in the 1960s - Ranger 1, Ranger 2, Ranger 3, Ranger 4, Ranger 5, Ranger 6, Ranger 7, Ranger 8, Ranger 9
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 U S Army Rangers 3rd Battalion - ... - americasarmy.1newsonline.info
The 75th Ranger Regiment, composed of three Ranger battalions (1st, 2nd and 3rd), is the premier light-infantry unit of the United States Army, part of the army's Special Operations Command.
The biggest challenge facing Army special operations forces is meeting the demand for its services, the outgoing commander said.
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Army Chief of Staff General Abrams called for the establishment of a permanent Ranger presence in the Army - the 1st Ranger Battalion was activated on February 8, 1974 at Fort Stewart, Georgia after originally forming at Fort Benning.
The Rangers would then "dry up," or remove all signs of their presence, render the field useless, and be airlifted out themselves.
Once the airfield, which was thirty-five miles south of Teheran, was secure, the Rangers would hold it while C-141s arrived to airlift the hostages and their rescuers back to Egypt.
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 What is the Irish Secret Service? - Indymedia Ireland
Irish army(p.d.f) mil int is G-9 not G-2, also it is based in that big white building in the phoenix park, the one beside garda hq.
Within the Irish Defense Force there is a unit known as "Cciathan Fhiannoglaigh an Airm" or by the english translation as the Irish Defense Forces' Army Ranger Wing.
Between 1968 and 1971 a small group of Irish military personnel were selected to attend US Army Ranger training, at Ft. Benning, GA. The group was drawn from senior NCO's, and officers of all branches of the Irish armed forces.
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 Honoring the men of Fredericksburg -- The Irish Brigade Association
AST Press, presenting "Campaigning With the Irish Brigade: John Ryan, 28th Massachusetts," an extraordinary look into the life of an enlisted man in one of the hardest-fighting regiments in the Union Army.
Many soldiers of the 155th NY were members of the Fenian Brotherhood (the forerunner of the Irish Republican Army) and, in June, 1866, participated in the Fenian invasion of Ontario.
Following Cold Harbor, the Army of the Potomac moved south of Richmond and besieged the Confederates at Petersburg.
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 Realigning neutrality? Irish defence policy and the EU
On the announcement of the Irish contribution to the ERRF, the Fianna Fail Minster of State for Defence, Seamus Brennan, was quick to emphasize that the establishment of a EU military capability was not the creation of a European army.
Irish governments have realigned Irish neutrality during the 1990s, and the Irish contribution of troops to the ERRF is a reflection of this.
The Irish government was forced to revise the situation and agreed not to drop the EEC sanctions unless all EEC members agreed, while reviewing the request for an immediate meeting of the UN Security Council because of the difficulties it caused for the UN Secretary-General’s negotiations with the belligerents.
www.iss-eu.org /occasion/occ24.html   (17972 words)

 NFL.com - NFL News
The former Arizona Cardinals safety was killed Thursday night in a firefight while on combat patrol with the Army Rangers in Afghanistan.
Those attributes undoubtedly served him well in the Army Rangers, the elite force he joined in May 2002 after abandoning his career with the Cardinals.
Tillman and his brother Kevin -- a minor league baseball player in the Cleveland organization -- were going to join the Army Rangers, soldiers sent where the fighting is toughest.
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 U.S. Army Rangers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 75th Ranger Regiment —also known as the United States Army Rangers— is a Special Operations Force of the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC); with headquarters in Fort Benning, Georgia.
Ranger elements participated on several operations, including the 1979 aborted attempt to rescue the hostages held in Teheran (Operation Eagle Claw), and Operation Urgent Fury on Grenada in 1982.
Meanwhile the 6th Ranger Battalion fought in the Pacific theater.They led the invasion of the Philippines and were credited for the daring Raid at Cabanatuan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/U.S._Army_Rangers   (1606 words)

 Army Rangers - Delta Force - Army Special Forces
Rangers are the Army's elite commandos, parachuting in behind enemy lines, securing airfields and preparing the ground before regular Army units arrive in hostile territory.
United States Army Rangers continue to lead the way in American military missions throughout the world, operating on the frontlines in Iraq and the Global War on Terror.
The Rangers are trained to infiltrate and exit by air, land or sea and have the capability to conduct conventional or special light-infantry operations.
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 Army Rangers
Army Rangers are a combination of excellent skills and training combined with a very alert mind and a determined attitude to win over adversities.
Army Rangers have a very strong and long lineage paving its path into the history of US Army.
Army Rangers, the Special Operations Force of the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC), is a specialized light infantry force.
www.army-rangers.net   (350 words)

 Freedom Institute: January 2006
The second are the specialist skills of the Irish Army Rangers, an elite unit that is well respected internationally and was conceived specifically as an anti-terrorist capability.
His claim that "displacement" of Irish workers by immigrants was taking place was not only reckless, but an examination of the facts shows that he was being nothing short of dishonest with his comments.
The Irish government should take a lead to persuade domestic and international creditors to fore-go these funds as a gesture of good-will to the new democracy and as material assistance for its defence and consolidation.
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And even the British Army, with three decades of experience fighting the Irish Republican Army in Northern Ireland, would not be familiar either with the Iraqi terrain in cities such as Basra or Baghdad or with the much greater firepower that Iraqi troops could use in urban areas.
But one Army official said that a military police brigade from Germany was also engaged in protecting the supply lines, and that Army units were following procedures for manning checkpoints and massing vehicles as they moved to concentrate as much firepower as possible to protect themselves.
The Union Army might have been defeated at Gettysburg had it not been for a critical night of defensive preparation, during which the Union Army threw up “breastworks” of wood and dirt that protected Union infantrymen from Southern rifle fire.
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 ArmyRanger.com - For and by the Ranger Community
U.S. Army Rangers are among the most elite, if not the most elite, combat soldiers in the world.
The Army has exceeded recruiting goals in the first two months of this fiscal year, reversing a trend that had some Iraq critics saying the armed services branch was "broken." The Pentagon yesterday said the Army signed up 5,856 recruits in November, 5 percent above its goal.
Being a Ranger is a function of attitude and state of mind, as well as a matter of skill and training.
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 CNNfyi.com - U.S. Army Rangers to don tan berets - March 16, 2001
The Rangers' statement said the color tan is reminiscent of the numerous beach assaults in the European Theater and the jungle fighting in the Pacific Theater of World War II.
The Rangers say the tan color represents the numerous beach assaults in Europe during World War II and the khaki uniforms worn by Rangers in the Korean and Vietnam wars.
Some Rangers and veterans voiced their anger when the black beret decision was announced last year, and one marched from Ft. Benning, Georgia, to Washington D.C. in protest.
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 US Army Ranger History
Their early days in Carrickfergus are commemorated in the US Rangers Centre in the gardens of the Andrew Jackson homestead in Boneybefore.
It was the Rangers of Captain Benjamin Church who brought the Indian conflict known as "King Phillip's War" to a successful conclusion in 1675.
The terms "US Army Ranger Association" and "USARA" represent the United States Army Ranger Association, Inc., a Georgia corporation organized as a Tax Exempt Organization.
www.ranger.org /history.html   (429 words)

 Some U.S. Soldiers Returning From Afghanistan Should Be Screened For Malaria
CHICAGO -- Nearly 40 U.S. Army Rangers returning from Afghanistan in 2002 may have contracted malaria because of inadequate use of preventive measures, according to a study in the January 12 issue of JAMA.
U.S. Army soldiers operating in endemic regions are directed to consume antimalaria chemoprophylaxis and use personal protective measures, including minimizing exposed skin through proper wear of the uniform and use of bed nets, impregnating uniforms and bed nets with permethrin, and frequently applying topical insect repellent (33 percent diethyltoluamide [DEET]) to exposed skin.
Additionally, U.S. military and civilian clinicians need to consider malaria in the differential diagnosis for military personnel who return from a malaria-endemic region and present with fever or an otherwise indistinct illness," the authors write.
www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2005/01/050111164608.htm   (634 words)

 Saving Private Ryan: U.S. Army Rangers
Originally the American Rangers who trained with the British were meant to return to regular Army units to spread their knowledge and training in anticipation of an eventual attack on German-occupied France.
Early rangers were prized for their weapons and woodcraft skills, and were used to patrol and scout the wide spaces that often separated frontier outposts and forts.
The U.S. Army 1st Ranger Battalion was constituted on May 27, 1942, and officially activated on June 19, 1942 in Carrickfergus, Ireland under the command of Major William Orlando Darby.
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 deseretnews.com If you go . . .
It's also where, in 1757, Rogers penned his rules for forest warfare, rules that are still taught to today's Army Rangers and other U.S. commandos.
Robert Rogers' Rangers fought a bloody guerrilla war against French, Canadian and Indian partisans along nearby forest trails.
Located next to the village of Fort Edward, a major British outpost during the war, the island served as the base camp for Rogers' Rangers.
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 Gates of Vienna: Seeing in the Dark
At that time, President Reagan had begun channeling massive amounts of funds into Special Operations units such as the Navy SEALS, Army Rangers, and Special Forces in response to the calamitous failure of a U.S. Special Ops attempt to rescue American hostages in Iran.
For a brief time, writes Yon, "the Army allowed kids straight out of their initial military training to try out for Special Forces"--and Yon jumped at the chance.
In 1982, one month after graduating from high school, Florida native Mike Yon joined the Army to earn tuition money for college.
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