How come we hardly ever hear kebab removal stories from these two?
Both countries have compulsory military service, so one would expect tons of interesting deployment tales to come out of that region.
FDF active reserve grunt here. I hang out with the folks having been into Lebanon, Kosovo, Mali, Afghanistan etc etc. There's plenty of hella good stories, but the shittiest ones are kinda don't ask don't tell-business among the general public cause we still can't manage to tell ourselves we're fighting the same war as everyone else in the sandbox. It's a shame, the overseas guys just got their vet status and bennies, YEARS late...
To be fair, a national channel made a good docuseries about our folks in ISAF - now Resolute Support - in 2008, but no one kinda cares to ask for more stuff, cause deploying overseas is so far off the everyday general purpose of our things. A shame, we're gonna need to hang out more in various operations in the future and the overseas department is already yacking about a shortage on recruits. Guess I need to file in some paperas myself...
Most of the stories nowadays revolve around bringing a tax-free car from Lebanon or how Mazar-i-Sarif and the forward bases suck dick in a long run cause the haji never plays by the rules, but at least it's fun with the Swedes.
Because both are DEFENSE forces.
We don't deploy forces for anything else that peace-keeping and rebuilding purposes.
Yeah, it must be damn difficult for a fat burger to understand this concept, not having lived thousand+ years next to a war-nut giant country, ran by dictators, who nowadays also pack nukes.
because their mission is to remove vodka, their #1 enemy since the beginning of times.
> amerifat triggered when he learned that other countries use the term "National Defense" unironically
Newsflash, the Soviet Union hasn't been around for 25 years. Y'all should stop being butthurt over supposed atrocities (which have jack shit to do with modern Russia anyway) and focus on the real enemy.
>and focus on the real enemy.
Is it Russia? Or maybe Russia?
The US is a political and economical enemy and threat. Russia also a military one.
Russia as a country may be a complete farce, but they still have a top rate military.
>Strong Popular Leader
>No Coup d'état in 40 or so years so Leader is Popular among Military Commander
>Large Semi-Functional Military Stockpile
>Outdated yet Capable Air Force
> Capable command and control infrastructure for force projection and have the technological capabilities to do semi precise strikes outside of their country.
Pair that with the crash in oil prices and i wouldn't want to be in the eastern bloc when the Oligarchs in Russia run out of that sweet oil money.
Putin pls. Ruskies have been batshit insane since medieval times. It has not ever matter who is in charge or what is their political form, the whole country's always ran by a delusional dictator and his vodka-sipping merry men, who by the way are strongly trying to push the return of CCCP.
Hell, apparently the independence of Finland, signed and allowed by Putin himself, is now an illegal mistake that should not have ever happened according to Ivan. And the Baltics they still consider their own property.
It's just the Troll-factory doing his job. Ignore them.
So that when Russia attacks, there's trained people with military weapons to defend.
Finland has defence forces so we can defend our country if it gets invaded.
That's when "their skills will be put to test"
Do you even understand the word DEFENCE?
>Why go through the trouble of training a bunch of troops if you're not going to actually use them/put their skills to the test?
So that we don't become the Russian's new eastern province.
Better be prepared and never need any of it, than not have anything and need it, bad.
Plus why the fuck should we send our kids to die in some sandanistan anyway?
hahahaha what a fucking ridiculous picture
i can somehow understand the posing with PKM and apilas but i fucking lost it at the tractor
stay classy, armyfaggots.
regards: god tier navy
they're pioneers. They build and blow up shit, so things work.
Show some respect, and enjoy your drowning.
>is reluctant to ship troops out to stop ISIS because god forbid someone gets hurt
>yet completely OK with the idea of fighting against motherfucking Russia
This my friends is why conscript militaries are a joke.
>literally can't see the huge difference between defending your own country and property VS sending people to die in a pointless towelhead war
This my friends is why amerifats are a joke
Newsflash: nobody in eastern or northern Europe gives a shit about ISIS. Russia on the other hand is right next door.
What do you think pioneers / engineers do? You think they should do their work with bare hands?
Why the fuck should Finnish soldiers fight against ISIS? We don't care about Syrian lives. We care about Finnish lives. Saving a dozen Syrians is not worth a single Finnish conscript to us.
yeah i respect pioneers for sure but why can't you take just a normal photo of the company?
why stuff a fucking tractor in there jesus christ
navy =/= pelkkä laivasto
>why stuff a fucking tractor in there jesus christ
Because it's one of the tools of their trade. Why bother with making themselves appear cooler than they are?
Navy? Those are pioneers, or engineers as you Americans call them.
Not really a draft, but a simple mobilization...
As noted Finnish military does its foreign operations during what is considered peace-time conditions with professionals and volunteers. The much larger wartime armed forces mostly consisting from reservists is reserved for defending the homeland in case of war.
Typically Finnish contribution to operations on foreign soil has been about battalion size, while the wartime armed forced would have several hundred thousand men.
>this thread is turning in to branch war of finfags
what about estionians?
lel did you just laugh at engineers and then go "abloobloo don't make fun of the navy!"? It's just banter dude, maybe don't try it if you consider defending the Navy's honor as your duty.
i don't know and i don't care, i served in a place which didn't/doesn't allow women
nigga i don't care about the branch
i think it's just fucking hilarious.
i can almost imagine the hype
>"YEAH DUDES LET'S TAKE THIS BAAAADAAAAS PHOTO OF THE COMPANY!"
>"YEAH LET'S PUT LIKE GEAR ON AND AIM OUR GUNS AND SHIT!"
>"AND MAYBE- JUST MAYBE WE CAN GET THE GRAPHIC DESIGNERS TO ADD IN LIKE EXPLOSIONS AND LIKE JET PLANES IN THE SKY FUUUCKKK YEEEAH- HOLD THE FUCK ON WHERE'S THE TRACTOR?"
>"WHERE IS THE GODDAMN TRACTOR?!"
>"WE CAN'T POSSIBLY TAKE A SERIOUS PHOTO WITHOUT OUR FUCKING AMAZING TRACTOR JUST LOOK AT THAT BEAST FUCKING YES!"
While Border Guard (Rajavartiosto) + Coast Guard (Merivartiosto) are doing what?
Yeah - I know. Technically they are not braches of Armed Forces, since during peace time they are under Ministry of Interior instead of Ministry or Defence, but they still do hell of a lot "proper border surveillance" than Navy (Merivoimat) ever does and in case of war would become part of Armed Forces.
>i don't care about the branch
>stay classy, armyfaggots
>pls don't insult navy, how dare u spout these false memes
You do you actually care. You care so fucking much.
border guard gives army training
>it's better than FDF
I went to NCO school in a signalier company, which have a lot of women. Luckily though, my branch of signaliership had a single woman who did her job just as well as anyone, never complaining. Other branches weren't so lucky, with constant whining, one causing a bit of a scandal by fucking other conscripts on garrison and such.
It's not supposed to be a badass photo, you faggot.
It's almost certainly taken at the last military excercise of their conscription where it's somewhat traditional to take a photo of the entire company together, in full gear for the very last time. Hell, my company CO insisted on it as well as platoon photos.
whores in the army, who would've thought?
She seems to be just posing for fun... When it comes most disturbing photos taken by guys in my unit during conscript service (mostly to alleviate boredom) that one barely even registers...
wow dude calm down.
>calling anyone else a faggot
how does it feel like being garbage of the military?
well you already answered yourself, since i was talking about military branches.
but i'll bite anyways:
navy conscripts are doing naval surveillance 24/7
both regular ships and underwater threats
for example last spring there was a "submarine" on the coast of helsinki.
it wasn't fucking coast guard who A) detected it and B) made it fuck off.
it was the navy.
you know boys your life would be easier if you would just accept the fact that navy is the best branch.
also i saved the censored pic because that one so fucking ugly
"you know boys your life would be easier if you would just accept the fact that navy is the best branch"
Does that include the crews of both rowing boats, which is about all the ships it still have? ;-)
>how does it feel like being garbage of the military?
Nothing would work without us, so I guess it's fine.
Pulling cables until 5 in the morning in crotch deep snow and -30 whilst everyone else has crawled into their tents 3 - 4 hours ago is pretty shit though.
Atleast once I became an NCO I didn't have to build it myself anymore.
like under 10% of our refugees are Syrian. Most are Iraqis. So thank you very much uncle Sam for fucking shit up there. Last time Finland refused to give assistance in war against Irag but if it comes to Persiam Gulf 3: Fucking Mess-opotamia up again. I'm all for it..
Well we're in country A so that is something we're actually doing something about. Though in my opinion we should take more active role and increase the number of personal.
Iraq was something our country was against and a piece of shit that we wanted to stay away from and now shit stinks here while US is actually closing borders from these fuckers?
If there was justice in this world all the refugees from US wars should immigrate to US instead of everybody else having to have to deal with their bullshit..
And when it comes to Britbongs being total fucking cucks for mudslime cock: They totally fucking deserve it. You're supposed to lie in the bed you made..
I know but that would be against international agreements which were drafted up by nations like US.. I'm just fucking tired of this cuck nation being probably the only one who even fucking follows those laws and agreements. Everybody else seems to breaking international laws constantly and nobody gives a single fuck so why aren't we?
This thread looked so promising, but then it turned into dick waving and branch wars. Why can't we all be just friends and accept the fact that all branches, even the lowliest ones, are important.
Yup - grand majority is Protestant (Lutheran to be exact). The Finns also serve as an excellent example why language should not be mixed with "race" (which as far as I am concerned is a artificial and largely unscientific concept - genetics-wise each person is sum of his/her genes which can be originating from ancestors that originated all over the place). In other words - language-wise grand majority of the Finns speak Finnish as their mother tongue - language which belongs to Finno-Ugric family of languages reaching from Finland and Estonia behind the Urals. But when achievements of human genome project were used to compare Finnish genes to those of other nations and ethnic groups it turned out that the ones with most similar genes are the Swedes - which should be no surprise considering geography. Admitted - the study was made with people from Helsinki area, hence the results could vary somewhat depending part of country (there might be more Sami blood in the north and more shared genes in areas where Carelian population was settled?).
The unfortunately reality check is that while major nations can disregard the international treaties that they have signed, small nations like Finland do not necessarily have that luxury.
Hence while we are in shit with this exodus of "refugees" (most are actually emigrants misusing the situation with some real political refugees, criminals and quite possibly few terrorists among them), IMO on the long run the smart move is not to break the treaties that we have signed, but put all that have already arrived through the process and try to sent back those that are not really political refugees. Admitted that sucks - big time. The financial expenses alone are a massive burden to our already hard pressed economy, but alternatives are not really that much better. Now that the EU-countries are closing their borders (I had been expecting that to happen already few months) all we have to do is make sure that the route of this exodus is not going to change through Russia to Finland. On the long run the best solution would be get at least some semblance of peace to Iraq and Afghanistan, but I would not hold my breath waiting for it to happen.
True nature of a nation is not determined when conditions are easy, but when she faces serious hardships and has to make difficult decisions.
The approval rate for political asylum for those applications processed early on was just 17% - admitted it included also number of Albanians, none of whom were political refugees.
According Putin the most unfortunate event of whole 20th century was collapse of Soviet Union and now he is leading Russia for the third term as President (while Russian constitution allows only two consecutive seasons). De facto his political party (and parties created to support it) have in reality a single ruling party status really not that different from single-political-party-only-allowed situation of Soviet days, practically all public media in Russia is under control of him and his cronies + his political opponents tend to die violently (usually killed by Chechen gun men but Russian authorities ever seem to find out who hired them for any of the murders - go figure). Feel free to make conclusions...