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Contact Information

The Pori Brigade trains soldiers in Säkylä and Niinisalo. The regional offices operating under the brigade are located in Turku (Regional Office of Southwestern Finland) and Vaasa (Regional Office of Ostrobothnia). The commander of the Pori Brigade is Colonel Jami Virta.

Visiting address to Säkylä
Porilaistie 1, FI-27800 SÄKYLÄ

Visiting address to Niinisalo
Varuskunnantie 112, FI-38841 NIINISALO

There are bus connections from both locations to Turku, Pori, Helsinki, Rauma and Huittinen. The nearest railway stations are in Kokemäki and Loimaa for Säkylä and Parkano for Niinisalo.


Regional Offices

The regional offices handle the conscription of persons living in Western Finland and make administrative decisions concerning conscripts.

Regional Office for Southwestern Finland
PO Box 69
FI-20811 Turku, Finland

[email protected]
Customer service: tel. 0299 480 190
Visiting address: Rykmentintie 15 building 1, Turku
The customer service point is located in the Heikkilä barracks area and is open Mon-Fri 9.00–15.00

Ostrobothnia Regional Office
PO Box 22
FI-65101 Vaasa, Finland

[email protected]
Customer service: tel. 0299 486 190
Visiting address: Wolffintie 35 B, Vaasa
The customer service point is located on the 3rd floor of the government office building and is open Mon 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Tue-Thu 9 a.m.–3 p.m. and Fri 9 a.m.–2 p.m.


Social Curators

Merja Hoseus (Niinisalo)
tel. 0299 443 273
[email protected]

Karita Rosnell (Säkylä)
tel. 0299 441 273
[email protected]

Dina Hagelin-Goatneljohka (peacekeepers' social affairs, Säkylä)
tel. 0299 441 275
[email protected]


Military Chaplains

Field Marshal Risto Katila
tel. 0299 441 271 (Säkylä)
[email protected]

Military Pastor Albert Halonen
tel. 0299 443 272 (Niinisalo)
[email protected]


Communication and media contacts

We serve the media and other partners on weekdays during office hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact us at: [email protected]

Press Officer Henna Mäntylä (Niinisalo)
tel. 0299 443 303
[email protected]

Sanna Närä (on leave of absence)
Annu Laine (on leave of absence)

Access to the barracks area

Conscripts can meet guests at the Military Homes in Säkylä and Niinisalo.

The use of the Säkylä fitness house is only permitted for persons outside the garrison on the turn of the club or association in question. Otherwise, bystanders are prohibited from entering the barracks areas.

Parking: Visitor parking lots are located outside the gates. Follow the guidance from the main gates.

Moving in firing ranges administered by the Pori Brigade is prohibited for bystanders.


Permit administrations in Säkylä and Niinisalo

The permit administrations are responsible for processing the access permits required for access to the garrison area and, among other things, for: Booking guest room accommodation for Defence Forces personnel. Information on visits is requested to be submitted to the permit administration 14 days before the visit. All visits by foreign citizens to garrison areas must be applied for through the permit administration.

Pori Brigade / Permit Administration
PO Box 38
FI-27801 Säkylä, Finland

Mon 07:30 - 11:30 12:30 - 15:00
Tue 07:30 - 11:30 afternoon closed
Wed - Thu 07:30 - 11:30 12:30 - 15:00
Fri 07:30 - 11:30 12:30 - 14:00
Service at other times by phone: Else-Maj Heikonen 0299 441 180
Lunch hour (office closed) 11:30 - 12:30

Pori Brigade / Permit Administration
PO Box 5
FI-38841 Niinisalo, Finand

Mon - Tue and Thu 08:00 - 11:30 12:30 - 15:30
Wed and Fri 08:00 - 11:30 12:30 - 14:00

Service at other times must be arranged by phone: Heli Kaunisharju 0299 443 180 or [email protected]
Lunch hour (office closed) 11:30 - 12:30