Finnish Jaeger Troops

Flag Day of Defence Forces and the birthday of Carl Gustav Emil Mannerheim
Finnish Defence Forces celebrate their annual Flag Day celebrations and ceremony in the city of Oulu. June 4th is also the birthday of Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, Marshal of Finland.

The Flag Day ceremonies include a military parade and celebrations in the Defence Forces. A total troop of 1200 personnel and approximately 90 vehicles take part in the Flag Day parade.

Military promotions and awards have usually been awarded during the Flag Day and the Independence Day.

Finnish Jaeger Troops Flag Day promotions are as follows:

- Corporal Jani was promoted to the rank of Sergeant

- Private Metsis was promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal

Finnish Jaeger Troops command congratulate the recipients and wish everyone a nice Flag Day!
May 31st - Finale Games - Finnish Jaeger Troops 12 years!
Finnish Jaeger Troops played it's Finale Games of the Spring 2015 on May 31st 2015.

Before the actual action began, there was a short ceremony for promotions and awards. This ceremony also marks the 12 years of service for Finnish Jaeger Troops.

Promotions and awards were:

- Captain Gordon.F and First Sergeant Teme were awarded the 12 years service medal attachment to their golden member medals.

- Corporal Astalo was awarded the Senior Instructor silver star attachment to his Instructor Ribbon.

- Members of the School of Armor Warfare were awarded the Armor Ribbon for their service as tank crew members in the unit.

Armor Ribbon was awarded to:
- Sergeant Hinkkiz
- Corporal Astalo
- Lance Corporal Nasse
- Private Ottomaani

- Private Ale was awarded with the bronze star attachment to his Special Service Ribbon for his services as a backup game host.

- Captain Gordon.F was awarded the Voluntary Service Ribbon with one silver star attachment.

- Lance Corporal Antivirus and Private Nyyppis were awarded the Voluntary Service Ribbon.
Spring Match FJT vs SSRP - Victory!
Finnish Jaeger Troops played a Team versus Team against the Polish SSRP -multiclan.

We played a complete 4 matches (1 hour each) and won all of them.

Our opponent fought bravely even though they were highly outnumbered throughout the game.

Thanks to the Polish co-operatives and to our fine jaegers!

- Captain Gordon
Gearing up for the upcoming event
Finnish Jaeger Troops joins the Polish forces for some joint ops. Our host: Legion ArmA will be playing some CO-OP with us on April 5th 2015. We are looking forward for the possibility to share some thoughts and experiences of the upcoming scenario.

- CO
Finland's Independence Day - Promotions and awards ceremony
Finnish Jaeger Troops - Independence Day ceremonies were held a day after the actual independence day (Dec 6th 2014).

Several members were promoted and many recipients received some ribbons.

Corporal Hinkkiz (Squad Leader - 3rd Squad) was promoted to the rank of Sergeant

Lance Corporal Jurmo (Fire Team Leader - 1st Squad) was promoted to the rank of NCO-Student Lance Corporal and assigned to the NCO School I/2015

Private Nasse was (3rd Squad) was promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal.

United Nations Ribbon was awarded for the members who attended the most recent operation Lion Shield.

Recipients of the UN Ribbon:

Unit Command:

- Captain Gordon.F
- Lieutenant Temme

1st Squad - Sisu:

- First Sergeant Teme
- Lance Corporal Jurmo
- Private Ale
- Private Tonto

2nd Squad - Leka:

- Corporal Jani
- Lance Corporal Zhaska
- Private Karko
- Private Nallepa
- Private Korpisolttu

3rd Squad - Norppa:

- Sergeant Hinkkiz
- Corporal Astalo
- Lance Corporal Nasse
- Private Ottomaani
- Private Metsis
- Private Henkkz

In addition the following recipients received the Operation Ribbon for five succesfully completed Operation -missions:

- Lance Corporal Nasse
- Private Ottomaani

- Commander
Recon School nearly finished
Finnish Jaeger Troops Reconnaissance Course Class II/2014 has completed the three mandatory Recon Course excercises.

Their abilities to operate as a recon team will be examined during the upcoming Reconnaissance Winter Examination 2014 in December.

Let's wish good luck to the recces!

- Commander
Meeting 2014 successfully completed!
Our boys have successfully survived the Summer Meeting 2014 of the Finnish Jaeger Troops. This year we went to the city of Lappeenranta, which is a small city located in the South Eastern part of Finland. A weekend full of alcohol infested joy was greeted with great anticipation and wonderful *cough* after feelings.

- Commander

\"Reporting live from Lappeenranta\"
Summer Meeting 2014
Finnish Jaeger Troops Summer Meeting 2014 is about to begin in the city of Lappeenranta.

This summer another 10 members will gather to have a pint or twenty with some good company, delicious BBQ food and sauna.

The meeting will take place during Aug 8 until Aug 10 2014.

- Commander
ArmA 2 gallery
The site finally has an ArmA 2 gallery. The gallery contains screenshots from FJT activities from the years with ArmA 2 and ArmA 2: Operation Arrowhead.
NCO-School Course III has graduated!
NCO-School Course III (year 2014) has graduated with high praises from the Commanding Officer. Course III of the year 2014 was the first course to be trained both reconnaissance and combat leadership.

The graduates have been promoted to the rank of Corporal and assigned to their units as shown below:

NCO-Student Lance Corporal Antivirus promoted to Corporal and assigned as the Squad Leader of the 2nd squad Leka

NCO-Student Lance Corporal Jani promoted to Corporal and assigned as the 2. Fireteam Leader of the 1st squad Sisu

- Captain Gordon.F
Commanding Officer