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Over 1,800 conscripts started service in Estonia.

BNS/TB Staff

More than 1,800 conscripts, including over 20 young female volunteers, started service at different units of the Estonian Defense forces.

The units that received new would-be soldiers are the 1st Infantry Brigade and the 2nd Infantry Brigade, the Logistics Battalion of the Support Command, the Headquarters Support and Signal Battalion and the Guard Battalion of the Military Police, military spokespeople said on Friday.

Approximately one thousand conscripts, including about ten young women, started their service in the 1st Infantry Brigade. The conscripts of the 1st Infantry Brigade will undergo their basic soldier training at the bases of Johvi and Paldiski.

The 2nd Infantry Brigade accepted more than 400 conscripts, including about ten young women. They will be provided their basic soldier training at the Taara military compound in the Southeastern regional capital Voru.

At the Headquarters Support and Signal Battalion based at Filtri Street in Tallinn, approximately 160 young men, including seven who will serve as part of an athlete's unit, started their service this week.

The Guard Battalion, based at the naval base in Tallinn, accepted about 170 personnel, 25 of whom will eventually serve in the Navy, whereas the Logistics Battalion based at the Amari Air Base received roughly 130 would-be soldiers.

The service of all the conscripts joining the ranks of the defense forces in July will last 11 months.

The length of the conscript service is 11 months for personnel trained to be members of the Navy, NCOs, drivers, or trained in specialities such as: military police, signals, or information technology.

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Publication:The Baltic Times (Riga, Latvia)
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Date:Jul 13, 2017
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