Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine





WHAT IS JOINT MULTINATIONAL TRAINING GROUP-UKRAINE?

Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine is the name for the training mission being conducted by U.S. Forces in support of Ukraine.

The U.S. will continue training and advising Ukrainian security forces until 2020, and JMTG-U will oversee defensive and security training for up to five battalions of Ministry of Defense forces per year.

The training is focused at partnering at the battalion-level and below, building a professional and capable Ukrainian units to defend Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The headquarters is also working with our Ukrainian partners on the development of their training center and cadre at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center. Other elements are working with the Ukrainian Army on a review and modernization of their doctrine.

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Rapid Trident 2017: Tactical Airdrop Operations

Soldiers from the Ukrainian army's 1st Battalion, 95th Separate Airmobile Brigade engage opposing force role players in order to secure a drop zone, in preparation for supplies to be air dropped by a U.S. Air Force C-130 during Exercise Rapid Trident 2017 at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center on the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Western Ukraine, on Sept. 20.
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Food and Fuel: Logisticians keep Rapid Trident 2017 running

This September, 14 nations are gathered together in Western Ukraine at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center to participate in Exercise Rapid Trident-2017, a two-week exercise designed to test and build Ukraine's interoperability with NATO allies and partners.
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Ukraine boosts officer corps with new graduates

L'VIV, Ukraine-This week, more than one hundred cadets graduated from the Hetman Petro Sahaidachny National Army Academy, in Lviv, Ukraine, and were commissioned as officers into the Ukrainian army.
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Mind the gap: Ukrainian airborne troops ford water gap

An amphibious armored personnel carrier from the Ukrainian army's 1st Battalion, 95th Separate Airmobile Brigade moves though a lake during gap-crossing training at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center on the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Western Ukraine on Aug. 26.
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Thunderbirds honor 73rd anniversary of Operation Dragoon

When Thunderbirds of the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team arrived in Ukraine earlier this year to take on the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine mission, they brought with them a history of National Guard service in Europe stretching back more than 70 years.
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Then and Now: 100 Years of U.S. and Polish Cooperation

L'VIV, Ukraine-U.S. and Polish forces gathered together this week to honor the fallen of both nations during a wreath-laying service held in conjunction with Polish Armed Forces Day on Aug. 15.
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Rockets away: RPG training at Yavoriv CTC

Ukrainian soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 95th Separate Airmobile Brigade train with rocket propelled grenades at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center on the International Peacekeeping and Security Center, near Yavoriv, Ukraine on Aug. 3.
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Ukrainian Armed Forces Airborne Day

Thunderbirds of the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team joined Ukrainian soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 95th Separate Airmobile Brigade for two 5k runs on the Ukrainian holiday honoring the airborne forces on Aug. 2.
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Trust and Respect: The Foundation of the Command Relationship

KIEV, Ukraine-Trust and respect, these are the hallmarks of a strong command relationship - the relationship between a commander and his or her senior enlisted advisor
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Combat first aid in Ukraine

Soldiers with the U.S. Army's 1st Battalion, 279th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team have taken yet another step toward accomplishing the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine mission-the first entirely Ukrainian-led, -planned and -coordinated combat first aid course is currently being conducted at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center on the International Peacekeeping and Security Center near Yavoriv, Ukraine.
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Airborne unit begins training at Yavoriv Combat Training Center

Leaders from the Yavoriv Combat Training Center on the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Western Ukraine welcomed the 1st Battalion, 95th Separate Airmobile Brigade in a ceremony marking the beginning of their 55-day training rotation.
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'Thunderbirds' rescue civilians from burning building in Ukraine

LVIV, Ukraine -- During a routine morale, welfare and recreation trip, Citizen-Soldiers of the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team deployed in Ukraine found themselves in a dangerous situation that put their military and civilian training to good use.
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Working ourselves out of a job: U.S. trainers hand-off OCT Academy to Ukrainians

YAVORIV, Ukraine-Soldiers with the U.S. Army's 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team are in Ukraine, deployed in support of the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine, an international coalition dedicated to working together to aid the Ukrainian army in their development of the Yavoriv Combat Training Center, Ukraine's first CTC.
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Maintaining Momentum in Ukraine

YAVORIV, Ukraine--Training takes center stage at the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine-as it should.
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Ukraine's Cyborgs complete multinational training

YAVORIV, Ukraine--Soldiers of Ukraine's 1st Airmobile Battalion, 79th Air Assault Brigade celebrated the end of their training cycle under the mentorship of the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center on the International Peacekeeping and Security Center, near Yavoriv, Ukraine, on July 3.
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A week of unity and celebration in Ukraine

YAVORIV, Ukraine--Americans around the world celebrate Independence Day with food and friends. Deployed to Ukraine, as part of the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine, the Thunderbirds of the U.S. Army's 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team are, in this manner, your typical Americans.
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Clearing the way for progress in Ukraine

YAVORIV, Ukraine-Over the course of the last century, six different flags have flown over what is now the Yavoriv Combat Training Center on the International Peacekeeping and Security Center, near Yavoriv, in modern-day Ukraine.
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Platoon assault training at Yavoriv CTC

Ukrainian soldiers of the 1st Airmobile Battalion, 79th Air Assault Brigade conduct platoon assault training at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center on the International Peacekeeping and Security Center, near Yavoriv, Ukraine, on June 9 and 10.
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RHCE builds interoperability with Ukraine though Basic Leadership Course

In conjunction with the U.S. Army Europe's Office of the Command Surgeon, Regional Health Command Europe staff recently visited Ukraine to host a Basic Leadership Course for the some of the country's junior medical officers.
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Spiritual fitness meets physical fitness

ZHOVKVA, Ukraine--The Army's performance triad lists physical activity as one of the most important pillars of overall health.
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Staff training: Shaping professionals throughout the ranks

YAVORIV, Ukraine--Proper planning is the foundation of military success. Former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower once said, "In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable."
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Junior leader training in Ukraine

ZHYTOMYR, Ukraine-When Ukrainian units rotate through the 55-day training course at the Combat Training Center near Yavoriv, Ukraine, observer controller trainer teams train and evaluate the unit on both individual and collective soldier tasks.
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Mobile Training Teams Forge Way Forward

ZHYTOMYR, Ukraine--Gunfire erupts on the shooting range at the 1st Battalion, 95th Airmobile Brigade training area in Zhytomyr, Ukraine.
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Hohenfels offers glimpse into the future for Ukraine

HOHENFELS, Germany--This month, a delegation of senior Ukrainian military officials visited the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, located on Hohenfels Training Area in Germany, to assess the progress their army is making towards establishing a combat training center of its own.
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Going Tactical: Seeing the operations center in action

YAVORIV, Ukraine--U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine demonstrated a NATO-style tactical operations center for staff officers from Ukraine's 79th Air Assault Brigade at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center on May 12.
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GP-25 Grenade Launcher Training

Yavoriv Combat Training Center instructors lead soldiers from the 1st Airmobile Battalion, 79th Air Assault Brigade through GP-25 grenade launcher training at the Yavoriv CTC on the International Peacekeeping and Security Center near Yavoriv, Ukraine on May 3, 2017.
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Cyborgs begin training with JMTG-U

YAVORIV, Ukraine--This week, Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine welcomed the 1st Airborne Battalion, 79th Air Assault Brigade to the Combat Training Center near Yavoriv, Ukraine.
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OCT Academy: Building the backbone of the Combat Training Center

YAVORIV, Ukraine--Today, the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine graduated 14 Ukrainian soldiers from the Observer Controller Trainer Academy at the Combat Training Center near Yavoriv, Ukraine.
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Building NCOs in Ukraine

YAVORIV, Ukraine--Today, 40 young leaders from the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team graduated the Army's Basic Leader Course. A significant achievement, but not necessarily unique - until you consider the circumstances - the Thunderbirds are deployed to a spartan environment in Western Ukraine.
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Video: 45th IBCT prepares for Ukraine Deployment

Soldiers of the Oklahoma Army National Guard's 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team are gearing up for their deployment in support of Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine.
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Video: What Does it Take? Episode 3: Mental Fitness

This third and final installment of "What Does it Take?" discusses mental fitness. Soldiers of the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team deployed in support of Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine near Yavoriv, Ukraine work through the Army's basic leader course.
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Video: What Does it Take? Episode 2: Physical Fitness

This second episode of "What Does it Take?" is all about physical fitness. Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment medic, Sgt. Danielle Harris, of Lawton, Oklahoma discusses how physical fitness contributes to readiness and overall health, which includes mental health.
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Video: What Does it Take? Episode 1: Spiritual Fitness

This first installment of "What Does it Take?" explores spiritual fitness. 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team chaplain, Maj. Josh Byrd, of Enid, Oklahoma, conducts an Easter sunrise service outside the ruins of an orthodox church for Soldiers deployed in support of Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine near Yavoriv, Ukraine on April 16, 2017.
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Cossack Hetman: Making History in Ukraine

YAVORIV, Ukraine--History is made daily at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center.
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U.S. Congressmen support Ukraine; U.S. troops

YAVORIV, Ukraine--A congressional delegation including Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., chairman of the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee, Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-La., and Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., all of the House Armed Services Committee, and Rep. Steve Palazzo, R-Miss., of the House Committee on Appropriations, visited the combat training center near Yavoriv, Ukraine this week to survey the progress of the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine.
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1-28th Mechanized Infantry completes JMTG-U rotation

More than 300 Ukrainian soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 28th Mechanized Infantry Brigade completed their training rotation with the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine on April 4.
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Holding Ground: battalion defensive training in Ukraine

YAVORIV, UKRAINE - The Ukrainian army's 1st Battalion, 28th Mechanized Infantry Brigade conducted a battalion wide defensive training operation from March 27-29 at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center on the International Peacekeeping and Security Center, near Yavoriv, Ukraine.
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Video: Holding Ground -- battalion defensive training in Ukraine

The Ukrainian army's 1st Battalion, 28th Mechanized Infantry Brigade conducted a battalionwide, combined-arms, defensive training operation from March 27-29 at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center on the International Peacekeeping and Security Center, near Yavoriv, Ukraine.
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Future Focused in Ukraine

YAVORIV, Ukraine--A multinational assembly including German Brig. Gen. Kai Rohrschneider, the U.S. Army Europe chief of staff, and Polish Maj. Gen. Jan Sliwka, deputy commander of Polish forces, visited the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine staff this week to assess the progress the mission is making towards developing a combat training center (CTC) near Yavoriv, Ukraine.
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Oklahoma mortarmen mentor Ukrainian Soldiers

Fire! Boom! Oklahoma National Guardsmen from the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team mentor Ukrainian mortarmen during Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine.
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Senator Jim Inhofe Visits Deployed Oklahoma Guardsmen

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla), senior member of the Senate Armed Forces Committee, visited deployed members of the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oklahoma Army National Guard at the Combat Training Center on the International Peacekeeping and Security Center near Yavoriv, Ukraine on March 17, 2017.
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Lead in the air - live-fire exercise in Ukraine

The 1-28 Mechanized Infantry Brigade is training at the CTC where the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine, a coalition of seven nations, is developing the combat training center and building professionalism in the Ukrainian army.
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Through gloom of night: postal operations in Ukraine

YAVORIV, Ukraine - Setting out hours before the sun would even warm the horizon, Soldiers of the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine left their base in western Ukraine - their destination, Kyiv. Their mission, mail.
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Train to standard, not to time - A motto to live by in Ukraine

30 mm rounds break the sound barrier, piercing the icy cold silence of the night. A Ukrainian BMP-2 fires multiple live rounds in rapid succession.
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National Guard General Visits Deployed Oklahoma Guardsmen

YAVORIV, Ukraine--Maj. Gen. John Gronski, the Deputy Commanding General for Army National Guard, U.S. Army Europe, stopped by Ukraine this weekend to evaluate the progress of Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine and to assess the welfare of the Oklahoma Army National Guard Soldiers conducting the mission there.
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Multinational Staff Talks NCO Business

A multinational group gathered today at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center, near Yavoriv, Ukraine, to discuss non-commissioned officer development.
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Innovative Oklahoma Guardsmen help Ukrainian partners

YAVORIV, Ukraine -- Training at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center is not just about shooting AKM assault rifles and throwing hand grenades.
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Ukrainian army takes charge of medical training

YAVORIV, Ukraine- Seconds count when saving lives on the battlefield -- a lesson hard learned by Ukrainian forces when separatists in Eastern Ukraine tried to break away from the rest of the country.
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Top Brass Talks Training in Ukraine

YAVORIV, Ukraine-Brig. Gen. Tony Aguto, the commanding general of 7th Army Training Command, visited the International Peacekeeping and Security Center, near Yavoriv, Ukraine, this week to assess the progress of Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine and to address the U.S. Soldiers, of the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oklahoma Army National Guard, who assumed the JMTG-U mission in January.
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Ukrainian Hospital Visit Validates Medical Mission

L'VIV, Ukraine- Medical personnel and military leaders from Ukraine, U.S. Army Europe, and Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine met last week at the Military Medical-Clinical Center of the Western Region in L'viv, Ukraine to assess the needs of the hospital.
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Images: Thunderbirds Operate Foreign Weapons

Soldiers of Company A, 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team practice proper handling and reloading of an AKM rifle before firing the weapon as part of instructor standardization training at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center, near Yavoriv, Ukraine, on Jan. 19.
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Oklahoma TAG Visits Thunderbirds Overseas

Maj. Gen. Robbie Asher and Command Sgt. Maj. Tony Riggs, the adjutant general and the state sergeant major of the Oklahoma National Guard, dropped by Ukraine and Kosovo this week to check in on their deployed Thunderbirds.
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Ceremony Welcomes New Units to the IPSC

YAVORIV, Ukraine-Today, an uncasing ceremony for the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, commanded by Col. David Jordan, and an opening ceremony for the 1st Battalion, 28th Mechanized Infantry Brigade, commanded by Ukrainian Lt. Col. Jurij Krupko, took place at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center, near Yavoriv, Ukraine.
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Leaders Forge New Partnerships in Ukraine

Building relationships is key to the success of any mission, but cooperation and understanding is especially essential when working in a multinational environment.
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Thunderbirds Arrive in Ukraine

Approximately 250 soldiers from the Oklahoma Army National Guard’s 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team arrived in Ukraine this week to begin their deployment in support of Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine.
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