Introducing, Hegario. :)




 
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October 5th, 2004  
Hegario
 
We Finns have this wonderful thing called conscription.

Well I'm a new user too so might as well borrow this thread. I'm a 26-year old university student from Oulu, and I served in the AA-regiment in Rovaniemi near the arctic circle. I was there for 11 months and in the end they actually made me a sergeant.

Some basic info on the Finnish Defense Forces. There are three choices to choose from. 6 months for basic assignments such as jaegers and artillery guys, but 9 months for the more special types of training. Reserve officers and sergeants have to serve for 12 months.

When I served way back in 1997, it used to be 240, 280 & 330 days, and of my 330 days I spent about a 110 in the "mettä" meaning field excersises.

Looking forward to some great discussions with you people.
October 5th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
I split it from the Finnish marine thread, since I think you deserve a welcoming thread of your own..


Welcome to the forum Hegario, looking forward to your posts!
October 5th, 2004  
Trevor
 
Hey welcome! What's Jaegers mean?
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October 5th, 2004  
Hegario
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trevor
Hey welcome! What's Jaegers mean?
Hi Trevor.

A Jaeger is what we Finns call our basic infantrymen. Our rank system works in a way that the lowest rank also shows the branch you're from. Jaegers are infantry, artillerymen are artillery and so on.
October 5th, 2004  
SleepySweeper
 
 
Welcome Hegario

Good to see other Nordic members here
October 5th, 2004  
david_the_positive
 
in German Jaeger means hunter.
October 6th, 2004  
AFSteliga
 
 
Welcome to the Forums. Hope you have a good time here.
October 6th, 2004  
Italian Guy
 
 
Welcome Suomi-
October 6th, 2004  
Patriot_1989tobeyond
 
HOWDY from Texas
October 6th, 2004  
Courtenay
 
Welcome.