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Swiss Armed Forces

Administrative Support

The "Office Switzerland" provides information about

- Addresses + phone numbers of troops
- Military training in hiking areas

Phone-Nr.: +41 31 381 25 25
Get in contact with our Communication Board

Member of the Swiss Armed Forces

All Swiss men are required to perform military service. Swiss women may choose to do voluntarily. You can only join the Swiss Armed Forces if you are a Swiss Citizen.

For general questions about Military Service - Personnel J-1

Phone-Nr.: +41 31 324 24 24

Monday-Friday, 08:00-12:00 AM, 13:30-17:00 PM

Swiss Armed Forces

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Thank you for your interest in the Swiss Armed Forces.The mission of the Armed Forces includes area security and defence, subsidiary operations to prevent and overcome mortal dangers as well as contributions to peace promotion within an international framework.

In general, the Swiss Armed Forces' Website is built in the official Swiss languages German, French and Italian. However, it's a pleasure for us to offer to you some matters of international interest in English, too.

Advance AIR14 ticket sales and inauguration of a locomotive

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As of today, Friday 22 November 12 noon, tickets for the AIR14 PAYERNE air show are available online and at any SBB railway station in Switzerland. This major air show on the weekends of 30/31 August and 6/7 September 2014 at Payerne airbase (Canton of Vaud) will commemorate the triple jubilee of 100 years of the Swiss Air Force, 50 years of the Patrouille Suisse and 25 years of the PC-7 TEAM. To mark the occasion, a locomotive will be inaugurated in the event’s colour scheme. It will operate on the Swiss Federal Railways SBB network until September 2014.


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