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The government invites reservists to the defence readiness exercise QUILL 2022 (OKAS 2022)

Today, the government decided to invite 2,861 reservists and Defence League members to the defence readiness exercise QUILL 2022 (OKAS 2022). At the proposal of the Cheif of the Defence Forces, reservists of the 11th Infantry Battalion, 16th Air Defence Battalion and members Defence League 42nd Northeast Territorial Defence Unit are invited to the additional training gathering.

2,861 reservists and Defence League members belonging to wartime units are invited to the exercise and must be present immediately at the gathering place indicated on the invitation.

Reservists and Defence League members can check whether they are among those invited from military service the register at www.kaitsevaeteenistus.ee. The data will be uploaded after the official signing of the government decision tonight.

11th Infantry Battalion reservists invited to the exercise can get additional information by calling +372717 8050 and e-mailing [email protected]

16th Air Defence Battalion reservists invited to the exercise can get additional information by calling +372717 8050 and by e-mail at [email protected]

42nd Northeast Territorial Defence Unit Defence League members and reservists invited to the exercise can get additional information by calling +372 717 9609 and by e-mail at [email protected]

During the QUILL 2022 exercise, the operational chain of command of the national defence will be tested, from the decision-making of the government to the gathering of reservists of the rapid response structure. The exercise lasts from the 22nd to the 28th September.

Exercise QUILL 2022 is held every year as per the decision of the government and is an unannounced exercise for the participants. The national defence model based on the Estonian reserve army assumes that we are ready to react and practice quickly at any time. There is no immediate security threat to Estonia.

The understanding attitude of employers and the support of relatives of reservists are very important for the success of the exercise.

The role of the Defence Forces is to ensure that the country is prepared for all situations. The defence forces must be ready to defend Estonia and practice it during exercises.

The national defence model based on the Estonian reserve army has proven its vitality and effectiveness. Security does not arise by itself that is why Estonia must organize regular exercises even in peacetime in order to maintain and increase the ability of the reserve structure to react quickly.

In addition to defence readiness exercise QUILL Defence Forces regularly invites reservists to larger or smaller exercises, such as Siil and Kevadtorm, with a longer 120-day notice.

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