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Soldiers in a snowy forest sheltered by large rocks

Training as a main duty

The Kainuu Brigade trains Jaegers, Rangers, Gunners, Engineers, Signalmen, Drivers and Maintenance Personnel to form units that are familiar with the special conditions of Northern Finland. The mission of the Kainuu Brigade is also to maintain and develop the defence readiness in our region in Northern Ostrobothnia, Kainuu, Northern Savonia and North Karelia.


The organisation consists of Headquarters, five battalion-level units and three Regional Offices.

Kainuu Brigade organisation

Kainuun prikaati kartalla

Kainuu Brigade, Kajaani. Regional offices in Oulu, Kuopio and Joensuu. Training areas: Kassunkuru Kajaani, Vuosanka Kuhmo, Sotinpuro Nurmes, Hiukkavaara Oulu and Rovajärvi (artillery).

Lisätietoja vastuullamme olevista harjoitusalueista liitteessä.

Kainuun prikaatin harjoitusalueet