Today, Minister of Defence Urmas Reinsalu visited the
Guard and Logistics Battalions to inspect the living and
working conditions of the conscripts and staff there.
According to Reinsalu, one of the objectives for
investments in the next few years will be the creation of
contemporary living and training conditions for recruits.
"Any deficiencies in the living conditions in the Guard and
Logistics Battalions will have to be remedied by the end of
2014," the Minister of Defence said.
Minister of Defence Urmas Reinsalu and Brigadier General
Riho Terras, Chief of the Estonian Defence Forces,
inspected the living conditions of the Guard and Logistics
Battalions, met with the command of the units and had lunch
with the conscripts.
The Logistics Battalion trains reservists on whom depends
the wartime logistics capability of the Estonian Defence
Forces. The Logistics School located there prepares both
logisticians who support combat units in Afghanistan and
professionals for reserve units and operational structures.
The Guard Battalion specialises in training the Infrantry
and Military Police. Furthermore, the Battalion also
performs representation-related functions for the Estonian
Defence Forces, providing a guard of honour for the Office
of the President and displaying a guard of honour at
ceremonies of the State and the Estonian Defence Forces.