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    Quote Originally Posted by Wamba View Post
    If you just knew how live firing exercises are conducted in many countries, you'll understand my comment

    My respect to the Finish Army. That's the way to go!!!
    How do they do it elsewhere actually?

    Here you can see that they practice it first with blanks or without blanks (first few seconds) and then do it with live rounds.

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    How strict is the " NO BEARD " rule in the Finnish army? Beard is a part of my religion, Asatru... My Lifedream is to Join the Finnish army but also to have a great beard |-\`^_^┤/-|
    Is it possible to bribe the commanders with my great grandfathers war stories when he defended Finland just kidding

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harbard View Post
    How strict is the " NO BEARD " rule in the Finnish army? Beard is a part of my religion, Asatru... My Lifedream is to Join the Finnish army but also to have a great beard |-\`^_^┤/-|
    Is it possible to bribe the commanders with my great grandfathers war stories when he defended Finland just kidding
    Strict. Though when you are done and go to reservist exercise you don't have to shave your beard or cut your hair.

    http://www.puolustusvoimat.fi/wcm/08...df?mod=ajperes

    Pages 23 and 141.

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    Kiitos. Guess the Gasmask wouldn't work then ay

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    That and the fact that if you let immature 19 year old kids decide for themselves it would look like a circus, not an army.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PEMM View Post
    How do they do it elsewhere actually?

    Here you can see that they practice it first with blanks or without blanks (first few seconds) and then do it with live rounds.
    Is more about the dynamics of the excercise. While doing it with blanks, is all the same, but whenever you switch to real ammo, the safety standards applied nowadays, will make the exercise unrealistic.

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    Do the Finnish army still tuck their pant leg into boot or how do we do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harbard View Post
    Do the Finnish army still tuck their pant leg into boot or how do we do it?
    Rubber band in trouser leg will keep it thight over boot.


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    Hey there, I'm going to Santahamina in 4 days and was curious if there is anything I should be aware of before going?

    What should I bring? I'm taking some warm long underwear and extra socks and all that stuff that's been recommended but anything lesser known item which will be nice to bring?

    Also I don't speak a word of Finnish but I'm very interested in the Sotilaspoliisi, know of any dual citizen like me who got it? I hear we are quite common around so I figured it won't be too much of a trouble?

    Cheers.

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    When you first go there you don't really need else than a shaving set, shampoo, toothpaste and brush and money (coins). Don't take things like knife first time you get there, they might confiscate it.

    Then when you are about to camping you are going to need need a proper knife, good flashlight and plenty of tuna.

    Other than that, I cant really think of anything you would need, they will take care of you. Cut your hair really short before you get there, I asked the barber to cut it so it would fit the requirements but it was still too long and I had to cut it with the machine they had in the barracks.

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    Oh nice, thanks for the quick reply!

    Would 2mm be short enough? I've buzzed most of it off (3 years worth of my pretty hair ) and I usually keep it at around 2mm short. Any shorter and I'd be bald.

    But also a quick question about weekend leaves, how frequent are they? Also is one forced to leave the garrison area if the squad is assigned a leave? I don't have a permanent place to stay outside the base so I might end up staying at the garrison if that's allowed sometimes.

    I've read some about English speakers receiving English manuals for driving jobs and whatnot, is that for every job too? How common is it they assign you to something you didn't request at the end of basic training?

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    The amount of weekend leaves somewhat depends on what company you're in. Atleast it was like that when i was in Santahamina.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IcelandicFinn View Post
    Would 2mm be short enough? I've buzzed most of it off (3 years worth of my pretty hair ) and I usually keep it at around 2mm short. Any shorter and I'd be bald.

    But also a quick question about weekend leaves, how frequent are they? Also is one forced to leave the garrison area if the squad is assigned a leave? I don't have a permanent place to stay outside the base so I might end up staying at the garrison if that's allowed sometimes.

    I've read some about English speakers receiving English manuals for driving jobs and whatnot, is that for every job too? How common is it they assign you to something you didn't request at the end of basic training?
    Yeah, that should be fine. I don't know how they deal with foreigners, but when one of our long distance guys asked about the officer in charge of those things he laughed and said "just go out drinking.". After some time you don't really want to stay in barracks on your free time. But I would think they have some sort of solution for you. If you had rented an apartment beforehand the army would have paid your rent.

    Can't really say how common it is, but I ended up on job I did not request and actually they also sent one of the best scoring recruits to branch he didn't request. For nco-school they prefer to get volunteers, but they do try to get somewhat equal recruits to all training branches. As for driving jobs, they try to select people who already have C-class drivers license.

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    Already sent you a PM but thought maybe others would like to see too.

    You can stay on the weekends however if you’re a bit social you will probably get invited to crash on someone’s couch or you can try to find a woman outside of the barracks when you eventually are allowed on evening leave then you can go there on the weekend too. You really don’t need to bring anything special you will be given everything / some money for candy etc. Regarding the hair don’t worry you will cut it the first night so don’t pay a barber. Obviously if you look like a hippie when you arrive you will be treated as a hippy. Your placement after basics is up to how you perform. If you’re really good you will get to choose anything among the 12 month service jobs. If you’re bad/worthless in the military profession or alternately don’t want to serve 12 months and behave thereafter you have minimal say and you will be allocated something among the 6 month service jobs.

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