Finnish support during exercise Trident Juncture
OVERLAND, Norway – Exercise TRIDENT
JUNCTURE 18 involves over 30 NATO Allied and Partner nations, including Finland,
with 600 Finnish personnel participating in the exercise which continues in
Finnish personnel from
across the Finnish Defence Forces have participated in all force component
activities including the beach assault landings and air power capability
"My Finnish Marine Forces have been able
to practice various techniques and procedures along with other national marines
in conducting tactical amphibious operations,'' said Commander Sami Jaakkola, Finnish
Amphibious Task Unit. "The training value has been excellent, and I am immensely proud of
my personnel but especially the conscripts in my unit," he added.
Defence Concept ensures the safeguarding of Finland's independence and
sovereign integrity where the national conscription programme ensures that home
defence is a way of life. Its armed forces regularly exercise and are
highly capable in conducting combined joint operations.
"Participation in Exercise TRIDENT
JUNCTURE 18 has allowed us to test and develop our own national procedures but
also to be part of multi-national planning for operations with our Partners,' said Lieutenant Colonel Saku Joukas,
Detachment Commander Finnish Air Component.
"From my air perspective, we have added
significant value to combined operations on this exercise reflecting our
ability and professionalism to be a strong Partner and exercise participant,"
The Finnish Armed Forces element of Exercise
TRIDENT JUNCTURE 18 will complete the exercise Nov. 7 and return to their respective home bases.
Story by SHAPE Public Affairs Office