Greetings from the Finnish marines!




 
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October 3rd, 2004  
CoastalJaeger
 

Topic: Greetings from the Finnish marines!


Hi,

This forum looked nice so I thought I would join.

Well what should I say about myself, I'm a CoastalJaeger (Finnish Marine) and have been that for 3 months time and I still have 3 months service time left so I'm going to be a basic private the whole time in the military.
By the way we are the only ones in the Finnish military who can get the green beret.


Sadly I don't have any pictures of myself yet but I have some of our NCO's so I thought I'd post them so people would get a picture of how we look and so on...






Sadly I won't be able to post so much at least in the coming 3 months because I'm only out on the weekends and not every weekend and I'm going back today before 12p.m.

Well that's it about me...

At ease...
October 3rd, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
Welcome to the forums!

Good to see some more members from our (cold) corner of the world.
October 3rd, 2004  
Darkmb101
 
Welcome to teh boards CoastalJaeger 8)
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October 3rd, 2004  
AFSteliga
 
 
Welcome to the Forums. Hope you have a good time here.
October 3rd, 2004  
Courtenay
 
Welcome!
October 4th, 2004  
Trevor
 
Those pics are frakin h-core. Welcome.
October 4th, 2004  
Italian Guy
 
 
Nice pics, welcome Suomi.
October 4th, 2004  
SleepySweeper
 
 
Welcome to the forums CoastalJaeger!
October 5th, 2004  
david_the_positive
 
Interesting photos coastaljaeger.

How did you come to join the Finnish army? How long are you going to be a marine?

David R.
October 7th, 2004  
CoastalJaeger
 
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Originally Posted by david_the_positive
Interesting photos coastaljaeger.

How did you come to join the Finnish army? How long are you going to be a marine?

David R.
Well first of all every male Finnish citizen must join the military either, aiforce, navy, marines or army and you have to be there for a minimum of 6 months and maximum is 12 months, in 6 months you can become no more than a basic jaeger but in 12 months you can become either 2.nd Lieutenant or Sergeant.

For me the case is 6 months so I'm going to become a basic private or (jaeger as it's called in the Finnish Military)

And I chose the marines because I wanted a challenge and they have the third toughest education in Finland. The only ones that are tougher are the divers and paratroopers. And then again I have some pressure on me because both my brothers are Marines and they both have the green beret...