The Garrison of Niinisalo started as a tiny camp of military exercise and little by little it has been developed to be a modern, efficient centre of military training with a good international repute. In the 1950’s the organization grew for example with the Military Band, the Military unit of horse service and the Battery .The 1960’s brought Artillery School and International Centre of U.N. in Niinisalo. The Artillery Brigade is the most great employer of Niinisalo Garrison. It gives steady employment for 400 persons.
In the area of Niinisalo Garrison there are situated a fully licensed restaurant for 400 persons – Niinisalo Garrison Club. There’ s too soldiers canteen “Sotku”or “Sode”, which serves as home for the conscripts during their service time and this place is legendary not the least for the famous doughnuts and pretzels! “Sode” is open for the general public as well.