"The National Armed Forces sent an informative letter to over 3,000 soldiers reminding them that the use of an official electronic address will become mandatory for reservists from 1 February this year," the ministry said.
From that date, information on current or future military military training will be sent by email instead of by letter.
"The use of an e-address for a reserve soldier is not only for communicating with the armed forces - as with any other resident of Latvia, reserve soldiers will be able to use it for personal electronic communication with any other state and municipal institution. Notifications and documents received at the e-mail address can be viewed and sent anywhere, provided a mobile device or computer with Internet access is available. This is especially convenient for reserve soldiers who stay abroad for a long time," the ministry said.
To start using the e-address, users must create an account using a special form available on the public administration portal Latvija.lv.
In the future a summons to military training by the National Armed Forces will be sent by registered mail when there is a problem with the electronic method.
Additional information on creating an e-mail address can be obtained at the armed forces website www.mil.lv.