- On Friday, the first of five new regiments in Sweden is inaugurated – namely K4 in sub-Arctic Arvidsjaur.
- Second lieutenant Caroline Haak is stationed there and training the new conscripts.
- “I have been throwing hand grenades with the whole squadron,” she tells Swedish Radio News.
Related stories from around the North:
Finland: Nordic fighter jet exercises underway inside Arctic Circle, The Independent Barents Observer
Iceland: Nordics should aim for common approach to China’s Arctic involvement says report, Eye on the Arctic
Russia: National security chief says Russia must bolster its Arctic military, The Independent Barents Observer
United States: Putin, Biden talk Northern Sea Route, The Independent Barents Observer