Contacts for the media

The dissemination of FDF press releases

You can order press releases by email from the Finnish Defence Forces' media service.

Your email will function as your username and it is where the press releases will be sent. When you have filled in the request form, a confirmation message will be sent to your email. This message contains further steps by which to confirm your order.

At you can view and subscribe to press releases and register as a new user. We accept media representatives to the service. The public subscription service can be found at

How to reach us by phone

Our national switch board number is +358 299 800.

All numbers beginning with 0299 are mobile phone numbers. You can send text messages to all direct numbers.

Email addresses

Unless otherwise mentioned, a person's email is in the form

FDF images

Wartime images

Wartime images from the Winter and Continuation War as well as from the Lapland War are available online at Images can be viewed freely and can be used according to the terms of use of the service. The data base contains some 160,000 images. The pictures were published in their digital form in 2013.

Media images

The Defence Forces have also stored media images online. The FDF photo gallery has a small amount of current images as well as pictures of the commander of the Finnish Defence Forces. The services and international crisis management have their own photo gallery. These images can be used by the media according to the terms of use of the photo gallery.

FDF public information organisations

The Defence Command's Public Information Division (Pääesikunnan viestintäosasto)

Fabianinkatu 2 C, 2nd floor


  • Director of Public Information, Captain Jan Engström

Public information officers

  • Public Information Chief, Eero Karhuvaara
  • Head of Digital Communications, Master of Social Sciences Anna Lind
  • Public Information Officer, Swedish, Licentiate of Social Sciences Henrik Gahmberg
  • Public Information Officer, Finnish, Master of Social Sciences Sirkku Saariaho
  • Media Analyst, Master of Social Sciences Jussi Kivioja
  • Press Secretary, Aira Lappalainen

Planning Section

  • Public Information Section Chief, Lieutenant Colonel Mika Kavén
  • Section Staff Officer, Major Vesa Huopana
  • Section Officer, First Lieutenant Tommi Kangasmaa
  • Coordinator, Master of Social Sciences Mikko Harjulehto
  • Community Marketing Coordinator, Master of Science (Economics) Ari Lohenoja
  • Public Information Secretary, Marja Säyrä-Sainio

Ruotuväki newspaper

  • Editor-in-Chief, Master of Social Sciences Mikko Ilkko
  • News Editor, Master of Arts Ossian Hartig
  • Web News Editor, Helena Immonen

Establishments subordinate to the Defence Command

Finnish Defence Forces C5 Agency (Puolustusvoimien johtamisjärjestelmäkeskus)

Myllyjärventie 10

  • Chief of Staff, Colonel Mikko Soikkeli
  • Public Information Officer, Maija Kauppinen

Defence Forces Defence Research Agency (Puolustusvoimien tutkimuslaitos)

Ylöjärvi office (Ylöjärven yksikkö)
Paroistentie 20

Riihimäki office (Riihimäen yksikkö)
Tykkikentäntie 1

  • Director, Colonel Kaarle Lagerstam
  • Public Information Officer, Sirpa Korpela
  • Public Information Officer, Kristiina Nevanpää
  • Information Specialist, Merja Nousiainen

Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command (Puolustusvoimien logistiikkalaitos)

Hatanpään valtatie 30
PO BOX 69, 33541 TAMPERE

  • Public Information Chief, Juhani Kauppinen
  • Public Information Officer, Vuokko Peltola
  • Public Information Officer, Antti Siukola

Centre for Military Medicine (Sotilaslääketieteen keskus)

Tykkikentäntie 1, Riihimäki

  • Chief of Staff, Lieutenant Colonel Unto Usvasalo
  • Public Information Officer, Maria Veijalainen

Finnish Army

Army Command (Maavoimien esikunta)

PO BOX 145, 50101 MIKKELI

  • Public Information Chief, Anna-Maria Länsimies
  • Public Information Officer, Tuuli Harviainen
  • Public Information Officer, Päivi Lohi
  • Web Public Information Officer, Lauri Paju
  • Public Information Officer, Mari Ukkonen

Brigade-level units

Jaeger Brigade (Jääkäriprikaati)
  • Public Information Officer, Taina Pirinen
Guard Jaeger Regiment (Kaartin jääkärirykmentti)
  • Public Information Officer, Tiina Möttönen
  • Public Information Officer, Juuso Metsälä
Kainuu Brigade (Kainuun prikaati)
  • Public Information Officer, Satu Hujanen
Karelia Brigade (Karjalan prikaati)
  • Public Information Officer, Päivi Visuri
Army Academy (Maasotakoulu)
  • Public Information Officer, Ansa Räätäri
  • Public Information Officer, Kirsi Lauri
Armoured Brigade (Panssariprikaati)
  • Public Information Officer, Kirsi Lehto
Pori Brigade (Porin prikaati)
  • Public Information Officer, Markus Malila
Utti Jaeger Regiment (Utin jääkärirykmentti)
  • Public Information Officer, Pia Enroos

Finnish Navy

Navy Command (Merivoimien esikunta)

Rykmentintie 15
PO BOX 58, 20811 TURKU

  • Public Information Chief, Annele Apajakari
  • Web Public Information Officer, Hanne Paalanen-Ericsson
  • Public Information Officer, Leeni Pellinen

Brigade-level units

Naval Academy
  • Deputy Director of the Naval Academy, Commander Petri Vähäkangas
  • Section Chief, Research Centre, Ari Poikonen
  • Public Information Officer, Auli Aho
Coastal Fleet (Rannikkolaivasto)
  • Chief of Staff, Commander Janne Muurinen
  • Public Information Officer, Nina Soini
Coastal Brigade (Rannikkoprikaati)
  • Chief of Office, First Lieutenant Tatu Vartiainen
  • Public Information Officer, Sari Salmi
Nyland Brigade (Uudenmaan prikaati)
  • Public Information Officer, Hanna Eliasson

Finnish Air Force

Air Force Command (Ilmavoimien esikunta)

Garrison (Varuskunta), building 300, Tikkakoski

  • Public Information Chief, Master of Social Sciences Joni Malkamäki
  • Public Information Officer, MA Suvi Juurikka
  • Public Information Officer, MA Ville Tuokko
  • Web Public Information Officer, Coordinator, Eila Pihlaja

Brigade-level units

Air Force Academy (Ilmasotakoulu)
  • Public Information Secretary, Annukka Ruuska
Lapland Air Command (Lapin lennosto)
  • Public Information Secretary, Minna Piirainen
Karelia Air Command (Karjalan lennosto)
  • Public Information Secretary, Risto Hyvärinen
Satakunta Air Command (Satakunnan lennosto)
  • Public Information Secretary, Tiina Koivisto

National Defence University

  • Chief of Publication, Managing Editor of Defensor Patriae, Aki Aunala
  • Public Information Officer, Suvi Manelius
  • Public Information Secretary (on leave of absence), Elina Suominen
  • Public Information Secretary Elina Vahtera