The Austrian Military Journal (AMJ) is published every two months.

The AMJ is a military-scientific journal with reports and analyses on pertinent topics covering the whole scope of security policy, polemology and military science. The articles marked with names or initials contain the authors’ views and not necessarily those of official bodies or of the editorial staff.

Medium holder/editor:

Republic of Austria, Federal Minister of Defence and Sports, FMoDaS, Roßauer Lände 1, 1090 Wien

Printed by: Holzhausen Druck GmbH, Wienerfeldstraße 9, 2120 Wolkersdorf

FMoDaS, AMJ editorial office, Amtsgebäude Stiftgasse, Stiftgasse 2A, 1070 Wien





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TRUPPENDIENST is the periodical covering topics of missions, leadership, and training of all branches of the Austrian Armed Forces.


The main focus is on our partners in the European Union and the strategic environment of our country, aiming especially at furthering the practical skills and theoretical knowledge of officers, non-commissioned officers, and other ranks working in the fields of training of all troops, of mission preparations, or are engaged in such missions.

TRUPPENDIENST also wants to provide a forum for freedom of expression on matters of the Forces and of Defence issues, thus making a contribution towards deepening the feeling of common identity of all soldiers within the European Union.

TRUPPENDIENST is published in the German language, 6 times a year (bimonthly, starting with February), issues 14 500 copies and reaches app. 50 000 readers.

TRUPPENDIENST also provides the official paper on the operations of the Austrian Armed Forces – the annual „Operations Review“ in German and English.

Besides this TRUPPENDIENST issues special editions, e.g. on the armed forces of the USA, Europe, the Middle East and the Far East and Australia – „Military International“.

Occasionally TRUPPENDIENST International is issued covering topics of international interest in English.

TRUPPENDIENST also runs a production of pocket- and handbooks.

Find out more by visiting the homepage of the Austrian MOD:

Contact the team:

If you wish to place your commercials in TRUPPENDIENST you are welcome to contact:“

Interessengemeinschaft Jagdkommando IGJ


Articles: Austria

The 2017 Vienna Conference on Strategy

The 2017 Vienna Conference on Strategy

Posted: 2017-05-31 Category: EMPA news

ÖMZ-EMPA Conference

Re-thinking Strategy - Can Strategy Be Taught?

Structure and Content of a Subject Called Strategic Thinking

at the Austrian National Defence Academy, Vienna

27 June 2017 – 30 June 2017

European Military Journalists Meet in Berlin

European Military Journalists Meet in Berlin

Posted: 2015-11-27 Category: EMPA news

The European Military Press Association (EMPA) held its annual congress in Berlin this year. With the end of a four-year term of office, the association – with several Hungarian military journalists among its members – elected a new president and Board members as well. The event took place on the 25th anniversary of the German reunification.

Finshed! DER SOLDAT (1956 – 2014)

Finshed! DER SOLDAT (1956 – 2014)

Posted: 2014-12-22 Category: EMPA news

On Wednesday, December 17, 2014, the very last edition of the Austrian Newspaper for Military and Security Policy, DER SOLDAT, was published.
As the Austrian MoD and CHOD have decided to unsubscribe the SOLDAT for the MoD and the Armed Forces and even to abandon all advertisements, the publisher of the SOLDAT had to cease the production of the newspaper.
After more than 58 years and exactly 1,409 editions one of the most successful military media in Austria has vanished.

Main historic exhibitions in remembrance of World War I in Austria 2014

Main historic exhibitions in remembrance of World War I in Austria 2014

Posted: 2014-04-28 Category: EMPA news

Museum of Military History (Heeresgeschichtliches Museum Wien)
Reassembling of the standing exhibition on World War I. Besides other artefacts the visitors can see the car used by Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo as well as his uniform. Amongst the weapons shown are a 38-cm-howitzer and an armed gun from the Przemysl fortress.
The exhibition aims on the explanation of chronology, geography and special topics concerning this “basic catastrophe of the 20th century”.

GLORY & GLOOM; living with the World War I 1914 – 1918

GLORY & GLOOM; living with the World War I 1914 – 1918

Posted: 2014-04-01 Category: EMPA news

In the Renaissance „Schallaburg Castle“, located about 80km west of Vienna an exibition from 29.03.- 09.11.2014 takes place in commemorating the outbreak of World War I.

10 Mio soldier and 6 Mio civilian died under gruelful circumstances. 1000 objects from 140 national and international sources remember in the 1 300m² exhibition centre. The main point of the exhibition is, to show how people handled their life during that time and continue cultural activities mainly in painting and literature. Of course some exhibition objects like maps, weapons, fotographs, letters and uniforms point especially to the big European Conflict.

Austria: The referendum on the abolishment of conscription and the present and future situation

Austria: The referendum on the abolishment of conscription and the present and future situation

Posted: 2013-05-14 Category: EMPA news

The ways of recruitment to the military vary notably from country to country. The Austrian Armed Forces dispose of a system based on conscription. On January 20, 2013, Austria held a public opinion poll on the abolishment of conscription. A public opinion poll is nothing else but a consultation of the Austrian citizens. Paragraph 49b on the Austrian constitution reads as follows: “(1) a public opinion poll on a matter of fundamental and overall national importance, which shall be implemented by federal legislation, must take place if members of the National Council present a motion for it or the Federal Government decides to do so after a preliminary debate in the Central Committee.” The result of a public opinion poll is not binding for the government. However, the Austrian government declared that it would respect the outcome of the consultation. 

OSCE Annual Security Review Conference to be held in Vienna

OSCE Annual Security Review Conference to be held in Vienna

Posted: 2012-06-28 Category: EMPA news

The OSCE Annual Security Review Conference is held from 26 June to 28 June in Vienna, Austria. The conference session on conventional arms control and confidence- and security-building measures will be moderated by the Republic of Latvia Ministry of Defence State Secretary Jānis Sārts.