Whoops it's mid June and this is my first journal of the year, I can explain I swear. Well not really.
Anyway it's June 19th and that means I've been out of the army for almost a week. Since the last of my 347 service days was on June 14th I should catch you guys up on what I exactly I did there in the last six months or so.
I was promoted to officer trainee (upseerikokelas) in mid January which meant that life got a lot easier physically but the tower that was my responsibilities grew sky high. I was in charge of a platoon of 24 conscripts, our mission comprised of making long range cable connections (I was in the signal company after all) and quickly reacting to unexpected enemy maneuvers. After we got the necessary basic training done for our group it seemed like we had training exercises non stop. It's not far from the truth, we took part in a couple cool ones like arrow 18 in which we unfortunately did not get to fight US troops like we had hoped. I did see a bunch of tanks so at least there's that but that's not quite the same as saying you took down an M1A1 Abrams, even if it would've been just a simulation. Although honestly we joked about us going head to head with them and just hearing the referees (man that sounds dumb) say that our lil bazookas barely scratched it, we're no jaegers after all. I also got to fire about ~100 rounds with a heavy machine gun (ITKK) which was cool and got promoted to vänrikki (ensign or 2nd lieutenant) on my last day. I could go on for forever about this stuff but that's enough for now.
In other news I have 100000% more free time and I'm not quite sure how to use it yet, probably playing persona 5 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I'm also struggling from some serious RT Radio withdrawals right now so I'd really appreciate if the chat would get fixed once again.