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CIOR Public Affairs 03.08.2021

For the first time, Romanian volunteer Reservists train with US Reserves.

Between 1 and 7 August, joint training of reservists from Romania and the US takes place at the Land Forces Academy “Nicolae Bălcescu” in Sibiu, Romania. This is the first large scale mission dedicated to Romanian volunteer reservists, and the first time they take...

1st Lt. Susanna Takamaa, Finnish Reserve Officer Federation/ CIOR Public Affairs 06.04.2021

First decentralised patrol skill competition held in Finland

The Finnish Reserve Sports Association’s (Reserviläisurheiluliitto RESUL) winter patrol skill competition was planned for the spring of last year. The Corona pandemic restrictions that were introduced in March canceled “Pirkkajotos” only a day before the event...

Ole Kristian Haagenrud/Norwegian Reserve Officer Association (NROF) 25.03.2021

A demanding task

After six challenging days at the site of a terrible landslide in the small Norwegian village of Gjerdrum, which left ten people dead, reservists from the UTR-squadron at the Norwegian Home Guard’s district 2 could return home.

By: 1st Lieutenant Christi Judd, USA Air Force/CIOR Public Affairs. 18.03.2021

Reserve Airmen mobilized to assist national pandemic effort

On March 27 last year, the US President signed an Executive Order authorizing mobilization of the Reserve Component in response to COVID-19 operations – a task unlike any in the last hundred years. 

Lt Cdr Ingrid Mühling, Estonian Navy/CIOR Stratcom Committee 25.11.2020

Estonian Reserve Officers prepare for Presidency from 2022

The Chief of the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF), Major General Martin Herem and the Chairman of the Reserve Officers´ Association, Major (R) Andre Lilleleht, have signed the cooperation agreement that will set down main support lines provided by EDF to the Estonian...

1st Lt. Susanna Takamaa, Finnish Reserve Officer Federation/ CIOR Public Affairs 16.11.2020

Despite the Coronavirus, the March goes on!

The first distance marching event of the Reserve Sports Association (RESUL) of Finland mobilised more than seven hundred marchers this past summer. Marches were performed not only in Finland but also in other countries around the world. By 1st Lt. Susanna Takamaa,...

CIOR Public Affairs 18.07.2020

Germany takes over Chairmanship of NRFC

On 1st of July, Germany took over the National Reserve Forces Committee (NRFC) Chairmanship from Poland. With NATO Member States, the NRFC promotes and enhances the utility and interests of Reserve Forces and Personnel as a vital component of the National Forces and...

1st Lt. Susanna Takamaa, Finnish Reserve Officer Federation/ CIOR Public Affairs 16.07.2020

A hundred years of Finnish Reserve Officer training

Only a few weeks after the country got its independence in 1917, Finland organised the first platoon leader course in Vimpeli. This has been considered the beginning of Reserve Officer training in Finland. The first Reserve Officers Course began the 1st of April 1920...

CIOR Public Affairs 31.05.2020

Romanian Reserve Officers Association involved in fight against COVID-19

The Romanian Reserve Officers Association (AORR) donated 460 medical visors to the Central Military Emergency University Hospital (SUUMC) in Bucharest and the ROL 2 Deployable Military Hospital, in function at the Ana Aslan Hospital in Bucharest. These are in addition...

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