HELSINKI – Soldiers of the Finnish Army’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division and the Guards Infantry Regiment conducted bilateral training on the island of Santahamina on June 28, 2022.
More than 200 US soldiers completed urban operations training alongside Finnish soldiers and learned tactical skills from each other to work seamlessly with partner countries.
The training is part of Finland’s summer exercise, a bilateral training exercise that takes place in different parts of Finland and takes place from the end of June to September.
“Finland has been great. We appreciate the hospitality. From a military standpoint, the training has been exceptional. The Guard Jaeger Regiment has been very accommodating with everything we’ve needed,” said U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jacob Teplesky, commander of the 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. “We have our engineers and sappers who organize burglary training, demolition work, and they have learned how to use new charges to enter and break the door, Finnish type models that we have never experienced before. It has been part of the tactics, techniques and procedures that our Soldiers have been practicing here at Santahamina.
The primary mission of the Guard’s Marauder Regiment is to train soldiers for urban operations. These soldiers would defend the capital as part of the wartime units formed by the regiment.
“It is very important, cooperation between Finnish and American forces. I believe that we will continue with the expansion of these exercises throughout the summer, when we start training in Säkylä and Niinisalo and move from the group and squad level to the battalion command post exercise, flying our unmanned aerial systems. and we’re firing mechanized artillery,” said Teplesky.
The 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division is among other units assigned to the 1st Infantry Division and proudly works with regional security partners to provide combat-credible forces to V Corps, America’s forward-deployed force in Europe.
|Shipping date:||07.05.2022 05:01|
|Location:||HELSINKI (HELSINGFORS), FI|