Garnisonen I Sør-Varanger

Garnisonen I Sør-Varanger

Coordinates: 69°43′33″N 29°53′29″E / 69.725781°N 029.891294°E / 69.725781; 029.891294

Garrison of Sør-Varanger

Active 1945–present
Country Norway
Branch Army
Type Long range reconnaissance patrol / border guard
Role Reconnaissance patrols
Size One garrison
Garrison/HQ ybuktmoen
Colors Umbra green beret
Mascot Vargen (the wolf)
Commanders
Current
commander
Lieutenant colonel
Jan Sigmund Østbø
Commander-in-Chief Harald V

The Garrison of Sør-Varanger (Norwegian: Garnisonen i Sør-Varanger, GSV) is a military camp of the Norwegian Army located at Høybuktmoen in Sør-Varanger, Norway, next to Kirkenes Airport, Høybuktmoen. The garrison is organized as a battalion and its main job is guard the 196-kilometer (122 mi) Norway–Russia border. It consists of the Training Company (GRKP/U), the Support Company (GAKP) and the Border Company (GRKP). The garrison also has an NCO school.

Read more about Garnisonen I Sør-Varanger:  The Service At GSV, The Border Stations

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