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  • 16 October 2019 14:13 Estonian Defence Forces calls reserve infantrymen to service

    Estonian Defence Forces calls reserve infantrymen to service

    TALLINN, Estonia (Oct. 16, 2019) – Estonian government here has decided to invite with a short notice additional 1,467 armed forces reservist to the training exercise Okas 2019 Oct. 16.

  • 15 October 2019 12:53 Estonia tests military readiness

    TALLINN, Estonia (Oct. 15, 2019) – Estonian government here decided to invite with a short notice 823 armed forces reservist to an additional training exercise Okas 2019 today.

  • 25 February 2019 11:03 Chief of Defence: our alliances are based on common values

    Chief of Defence: our alliances are based on common values

    Honourable President of the Republic, Honourable President of the  Riigikogu , Honourable Prime Minister, Your Excellencies, Members of the Defence Forces and the Defence League, Dear compatriots,  One hundred years ago, Private Hugo Saalis fought among others for the independence of Estonia in the Estonian War of Independence. He described one of his battles to me as follows. We had given away most of our ammunition to the main front, where there was a shortage of it. However, at one point, we came face to face with the enemy... and threw stones at the buggers! Estonians maintained their positions that day.

  • 18 January 2019 14:22 Belgian troops joined the NATO enhanced forward presence battle group at Tapa

    Belgian troops joined the NATO enhanced forward presence battle group at Tapa

    A ceremony was conducted at Tapa military camp today where the freshly arrived Belgian troops took over the responsibility from the Danish contingent and joined the UK led battle group.

  • 07 May 2018 16:10 Over 30 international observers monitor Siil exercise in Estonia

    Over 30 international observers monitor Siil exercise in Estonia

    Over 30 observers from 15 countries, including from Russia and Belarus, as well as from the OSCE and other international organisations monitored the Siil exercise currently under way in Estonia.

  • 03 May 2018 11:04 Estonia conducts rapid response readiness exercise

    Estonia conducts rapid response readiness exercise

    With the ongoing Siil (Hedgehog) exercise Estonian Government has now initiated a rapid response readiness exercise Quill. The snap exercise involving 223 reserve troops from 92 nd Air Surveillance Wing will take place from May 3 to 6.

  • 02 May 2018 15:08 Siil exercise starts in Estonia

    Siil exercise starts in Estonia

    Siil exercise involving over 15,000 Allied and Partner Nations´ troops from 19 different countries, as well as from five different NATO bodies, including enhanced Forward Presence troops has kicked off in Estonia today, May 2.

  • 24 February 2018 13:51 Chief of Defence: freedom should never be taken for granted

    Chief of Defence: freedom should never be taken for granted

    Honourable President of the Republic! Honourable President of the Riigikogu! Mister Prime Minister! Your Excellencies! Members of the Defence Forces and the Defence League! Dear compatriots! It is a great honour and joy to congratulate you on the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia.

  • 06 December 2017 11:13 The Commander of the Defence Forces calls reservists into service

    Estonian Defence Forces calls 669 reservists of the 13 th  Infantry Battalion of the 1 st  Infantry Brigade into military service from 6 th  to 10 th  of December 2017 to undergo training in exercise “Okas” following the Estonian Government’s decision from the 6 th  of December of 2017.

  • 31 July 2017 17:00 General Terras: Vice President Pence’s visit comes at significant time

    General Terras: Vice President Pence’s visit comes at significant time

    Vice President of the United States Mike Pence, whose two-day visit to Estonia ended today, met with Estonian troops and NATO forces deployed here in the Headquarters of the Estonian Defence Forces in the afternoon.


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