Like any other man with Finnish nationality, I had to do my time in the Finnish Defence Forces. I served 9 months, from July 2018 until March of 2019.
After the first two months, which are the same for everyone, they assign the best position for you based on your background knowledge (e.g. studies), your wishes of what to do there, your test results over those two months and what the Finnish Defence Forces needs at the time. They assigned two of us, me and another colleague, to be the social media agents and photographers of Hamina's Army Academy.
Here are some of the moments I was able to capture during my time there, hoping to be able to show my experience from the inside.