Unit of 150 US Marines to train in Finland this fall

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Cooperation between the Finnish Navy and the US Navy and the Marine Corps has increased in recent months.

File photo. Image: Yle / Monica Slotte

A unit of the 2nd Marine Logistics Group of the United States Marine Corps will train with Finnish units in the coming fall, the Finnish Navy has announced in a press release.

“The entire 150-person unit will be housed in the Nyland Brigade and will primarily operate in the brigade’s training area,” the statement said.

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US troops are expected to arrive in Finland early next week and will participate in the Finnish Navy’s main exercise of the fall, codenamed Exercise Freezing Winds 22.

The statement further noted that cooperation between the Finnish Navy and the US Navy and the Marine Corps has increased in recent months.

“The exercises organized in Finland in May and August have improved unit interoperability and familiarized the US armed forces with the conditions and operational environment of the Finnish coast,” the Finnish Navy press release said.

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