U.S. Army Europe and Africa
June 28, 2022

U.S. and Finnish Soldiers Kick Off Summer Exercise
Iron Brigade, 4th Infantry Division kicks off exercises in Finland

Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, and the Guard Jaeger Regiment of the Finnish army, conducted bilateral training in Santahamina Island, Finland, June 28, 2022.

Over 200 U.S. Soldiers conducted urban operations training alongside Finnish soldiers, learning tactical skills from each other in order to operate seamlessly with partner nations.

The training is part of the Finnish Summer Exercise, a bilateral training exercise conducted in various bases throughout Finland, running from the end of June to September.

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The Guard Jaeger Regiment’s primary mission is to train soldiers for urban operations. These soldiers would defend the capital as part of wartime units formed by the regiment.

“It’s very important, the cooperation between Finnish and U.S. forces. I think you will continue to see, as we continue to expand these exercises, throughout the summer as we start training in Säkylä and Niinisalo, and we move from squad and platoon level, to a battalion command post exercise, we fly our unmanned aerial systems and we shoot a mechanized gunnery,” said Teplesky.

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