Latitude: 61° 6' 34" N Longitude: 26° 58' 37" E
Area use / Military Branches: Active
Vekaranjarvi is homebase of the;Karelia Brigade http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/Insignia_of_the_Karelia_Brigade.svg
The Karelia Brigade is a dynamic rn readiness Army Brigade in which all branches of the Army are reprensented. The main task of the Brigade is to train troops to defend Finland in the event of war. The Bde is specialized in training mechanised units. It is also the only Brigade hosting the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Centre of Excellence.
Karelia Bde unit build-up
- Mech Inf Batttalon with 3 Mech Jaeger Companies
- Arty Regiment with 3 Field Arty Batteries
- Airdefence Battalion with 3 triple A Batteries
- Engineer Battalion with 2 Eng Companies
- East Finland SIgnal Battalion with Hq and 2 Signal Companies
- Logistic Battalion with 2 Support & Supply Companies
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