Almost 1,600 women volunteer for the Finnish military service

In Finland, 1,588 women have registered for voluntary military service this year. The number of applicants is the second highest in the country’s history, with a record 1,675 female volunteers last spring, the military said in a statement.

The last day to recruit was March 1. For the first time, volunteers were able to apply online. Over the years, the Defense Forces have trained more than 11,000 women in the reserve.

Chief of Army Staff, Major General Kim Mattsson says women are highly motivated to serve in the military and perform "very well."

"As the age group shrinks, the role of women in national defense will increase further," he states.

The goal of the Defense Forces is to increase the number of women in military service to about 2,000 a year.

Source: The Nordic Page





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