Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine





WHAT IS JOINT MULTINATIONAL TRAINING GROUP-UKRAINE?

Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine is the name given to the training, equipping, training center development and doctrinal assistance to the Ukrainian armed forces.

The training of MoD forces is scheduled to last through December 2016 and is focused on providing defensive and security training to five battalions of Ministry of Defense forces and a battalion of special operations forces.

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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Mustangs conduct NCO professional development in Ukraine

YAVORIV, Ukraine -­ The Troopers of 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division have proven that, even while on mission, there are no limits to professional and personal growth.
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Video: 1 93rd Mech Graduation

Soldiers from Ukraine’s 1st Battalion, 93rd Mechanized Brigade graduated from a 55-day training rotation of Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine, Sep. 23, 2016, at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center.
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6-8 CAV completes training rotation with battalion STX

The Soldiers of 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division conducted a battalion fire support coordination exercise, which marked the completion of their first training rotation with the Ukrainian land forces here, September 21.
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Ukrainian Soldiers complete training at JMTG-U

YAVORIV, Ukraine - Soldiers from Ukraine's 1st Battalion, 93rd Mechanized Brigade graduated from a 55-day training rotation of Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine, Sep. 23, 2016, at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center.
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JROTC students send care packages to U.S. Soldiers in Ukraine

YAVORIV, Ukraine-During any deployment, receiving packages from home can raise morale within a unit. For the Soldiers of the California National Guard, deployed in support of the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine, the packages they recently received from the JROTC students at San Diego High School did just that.
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Video: Ukrainian Instructors taught by American Instructors

The U.S.-led Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine is an example of multinational partners working together to help build the training capacity of the Ukrainian land forces.
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30th Medical Brigade trains Ukrainian Soldiers on FLA's

YAVORIV, Ukraine- After spending two-weeks learning how to maneuver a foreign vehicle, 19 Ukrainian Soldiers obtained their certification to drive and utilize U.S. Army field litter ambulances.
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Video: Field Litter Ambulance Training

Soldiers assigned to 557th Area Support Medical Company, 421st Multifunctional Medical Battalion, 30th Medical Brigade, out of Germany, recently concluded an in-depth driver’s training course, which taught Ukrainian students the logistics of the field litter ambulance, Sept. 16, at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center.
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Assistant Secretary of the Army meets with Soldiers of Ukraine

YAVORIV, Ukraine-Hon. Debra S. Wada, Assistant Secretary of the Army visited the Soldiers of the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine, Sept 13, at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center here.
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"Victory Medics" Conduct FLA Drivers Familiarization with Ukrainian Soldiers

YAVORIV, Ukraine -- Soldiers from 30th Medical Brigade conducted field ambulance drivers familiarization with Ukrainian Soldiers at Yavoriv Training Area, Ukraine from Sep. 8 to 9, as part of a two-week train-and equip program.
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Developing the personnel for a Combat Training Center in Ukraine

YAVORIV,Ukraine-Many U.S. Soldiers have been to or will someday attend a combat training center such as the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California or the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana. Soon, with the help of the U.S. Army and partner nations, Ukrainian Soldiers will attend their own combat training center at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center here.
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Polish Armed Forces partner with U.S. to train Ukrainian Soldiers

YAVORIV, Ukraine--The U.S.-led Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine is an example of multinational partners working together to help build the training capacity of the Ukrainian land forces.
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Video: American and Polish Partnership

The Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine is an example of multinational partners working together to help build the training capacity of the Ukrainian land forces.
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7th ATC brings UTM to IPSC

YAVORIV, Ukraine- - A mobile training team from 7th Army Training Command, based out of Germany, assisted the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine with increasing the knowledge of Ukrainian Soldiers by teaching them Unit Training Management at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center here the week of Sept. 5.
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3ID Command Sergeant Major visits Mustangs in Ukraine

YAVORIV, Ukraine -� Command Sgt. Maj. Walter Tagalicud, the 3rd Infantry Division sergeant major, visited Soldiers of 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3ID here, September 6.
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Mustangs and Ukrainians improve mortar skills

YAVORIV, Ukraine -­ Soldiers of 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division trained with Ukrainian Soldiers during mortar live­-fire training exercise here, August 29.
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Video: Renovated School in Starychi, Ukraine

The children are dressed in their traditional embroidered shirts, flowers are presented to their teachers, distinguished guest arrive to make speeches and to watch the children sing and dance in a celebratory concert.
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Newly renovated school for Ukrainian students

YAVORIV, Ukraine-- The first day of the school year in Ukraine is known as the "Day of Open Doors," and is a celebration among the community.
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30th Medical Brigade prepares to train Ukrainians on FLAs

YAVORIV, Ukraine- - What do you do after someone gives you five field litter ambulances? If you're the Ukrainian armed forces you prepare to receive some of the best training on how to properly use these life-saving devices.
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6­-8 Cav Soldiers share battle drill proficiency with Ukrainians

YAVORIV, Ukraine -­ The ability to accomplish missions often depends on Soldiers and leaders to execute key actions quickly.
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USAREUR presents ambulances to Ukrainian armed forces

YAVORIV, Ukraine-Lt. Gen Ben Hodges, commander of U.S. Army Europe, officially handed over five Field Litter Ambulances to the Ukrainian armed forces here August 27.
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Video: Spc. Calkins in Ukraine

Spc. David Calkins, a section leader assigned to 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division discusses his role in training with the Ukrainian military, Aug. 25, 2016 at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center as part of the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine.
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Brig. Gen. Tony Aguto tours IPSC

YAVORIV, Ukraine-- Brig. Gen. Tony Aguto, commander for the 7th Army Training Command visited the Soldiers and personnel of Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine Aug. 19 and Aug. 20 at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center here.
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Strengthening the Ukrainian Army

YAVORIV, Ukraine- -The Ukrainian army, with the assistance of U.S. and multinational partners, continues to strive to improve the capability and capacity within its armed forces.
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MTT's enhancing Ukrainian Soldiers' knowledge

YAVORIV, Ukraine-Sharp minds on the battlefield is a key element in any military force and can be a strong factor in survival against potential adversaries.
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U.S. and Ukrainian Soldiers conduct BMP-2 live-fire exercise

YAVORIV, Ukraine-Thirty-millimeter high-explosive rounds with their tell-tale red phosphorous tails lit up the air here during a joint U.S. and Ukrainian-led BMP-2 live-fire exercise August 11, 2016.
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Mustangs share shooting principles and motivation at machine gun range

YAVORIV, Ukraine - Soldiers of 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division conducted machine gun training with Ukrainian soldiers from 1st Battalion, 93rd Mechanized Brigade here August 8.
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Video: U.S. and Ukrainian BMP 2 Gunnery

Thirty‐millimeter high‐explosive rounds with their tell‐tale red phosphorous tails lit up the air here during a joint U.S. and Ukrainian‐led BMP‐2 live‐fire exercise August 11, 2016.
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Working together to build a sustainable training center

YAVORIV, Ukraine - When you pass through the gates of Central City at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center here, the first thing that strikes you are the golden-yellow buildings accented by deep red roofs among the tall, green pine and oak trees.
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Mustangs polish up grenade skills with Ukrainians

YAVORIV, Ukraine - Good partnership can be developed at any time or place, and Soldiers of 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division built their partnership with Ukrainians at the grenade range here on August 2.
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Ukrainian Soldiers mount the mortar

YAVORIV, Ukraine- A common mantra for the Army has always been to 'train as we fight' and that's exactly what Soldiers of 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division did August 3, 2016 while instructing a battalion of Ukrainian Soldiers on the basics of the 120mm mortar system at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center as part of the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine.
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Foreign aid assets transfer from Tobyhanna to Ukraine

TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko was on the tarmac to watch the arrival of counter fire radars recently transferred from here to the Eastern European country as part of the current foreign aid agreement with the United States.
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Video: Ukrainians Training Ukrainians

The Ukrainian instructors spent the previous nine weeks learning how to instruct on a total of six individual skills modules.
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Mustang Soldiers show fundamentals are key

YAVORIV, Ukraine - Soldiers of 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division taught Ukraine Soldiers the fundamentals of marksmanship here July 27.
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Soldiers explore terrain of Ukraine with land navigation

YAVORIV, Ukraine - Soldiers of 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division conducted land navigation training with Ukrainian Soldiers here, July 29.
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Ukrainian Soldiers take lead on instructing

YAVORIV, Ukraine- - The start of rotation four at the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine marked a milestone in its efforts to train Ukrainian soldiers and build a sustainable and enduring training center.
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DFAC enhances menu options for troops

YAVORIV, Ukraine-Building strong relationships doesn't just occur on the frontline, it can also begin in the kitchen.
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Building range operations from scratch in Ukraine

Most Soldiers in the United States Army probably view range operations as a necessary facet of training. But what do you do when there is no Range Operations section?
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Next training rotation at JMTG-U begins; brings changes

YAVORIV, Ukraine-The Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine welcomed the 1st Battalion 93rd Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Army and officially marked the start of their 55-day training rotation at an opening ceremony here July 23.
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Video: Ukrainian Medical Curriculum Program

U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization (USASATMO) trains Ukrainian medics. The USASATMO team along with a team from the Army Medical Department’s 232nd Medical Battalion from Fort Sam Houston, Texas have spent the last three months preparing their students to assume roles as instructors for newly enlisted combat medics.
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Army mobile training team shares knowledge with Ukrainian medics

YAVORIV, Ukraine--The International Peacekeeping and Security Center and the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine, play an important role in helping to train Ukrainian Ground Forces.
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6-8 Cavalry assumes responsibility of training mission in Ukraine

YAVORIV, Ukraine—3rd Battalion 15th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division officially transferred authority of their Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine mission to 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment also from 2IBCT, here July 16.
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Mustangs arrive in preparation for Ukraine mission

YAVORIV, Ukraine. - Soldiers of 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, arrived July 9 and immediately got to work in preparation for their five-month long mission here.
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Can Do Battalion Completes Successful Mission in Ukraine

YAVORIV, Ukraine—The Soldiers of 3rd battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division arrived here in the cold of winter and left here on a chilly summer evening July 9 after successfully completing nearly six months of support to the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine.
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Can Do Battalion Completes Successful Mission in Ukraine

YAVORIV, Ukraine—The Soldiers of 3rd battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division arrived here in the cold of winter and left here on a chilly summer evening July 9 after successfully completing nearly six months of support to the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine.
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Rapid Trident 16 concludes with closing ceremony

YAVORIV, Ukraine -- Exercise Rapid Trident 16 concluded today with a closing ceremony held at the parade grounds at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine.
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California NG and Ukraine; 23 years of partnership

YAVORIV, Ukraine - The relationship between the California National Guard and Ukraine is only two years younger than modern Ukraine.
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Video: Rapid Trident Distinguished Visitors

The exercise is a regional command post and field training exercise that involves about 2,000 Soldiers from 13 different nations, being held at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine June 27 - July 8, 2016.
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Distinguished Visitor Day at Rapid Trident 16

YAVORIV, Ukraine – The Deputy Commander of U.S. Army Europe Maj. Gen. Timothy McGuire, Ukrainian Army Land Forces Lt. Gen. Ruslan Khomchak, and dignitaries from the other 11 nations participating in Exercise Rapid Trident 16 visited the training site in Yavoriv, Ukraine today.
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Video: Rapid Trident 16 Observe Control and Train

The exercise is a regional command post and field training exercise that involves about 2,000 Soldiers from 13 different nations, being held at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine June 27-July 8, 2016.
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Building strong bonds in Ukraine

YAVORIV, Ukraine - At most U.S. combat training centers Observer Controller Trainers are as much of the landscape as the trees, they simply come with the territory.
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Video: Rapid Trident Security Operations

As part of Rapid Trident Ukrainian soldiers conduct Security Operations.
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Congressional staff delegation visit U.S. Forces in Ukraine

YAVORIV, Ukraine-Professional staff members from the House Defense Appropriations Committee visited U.S. forces here June 29 th to observe current efforts to develop defense capabilities and NATO interoperability in Ukraine.
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Training kicks off at Rapid Trident 16

YAVORIV, Ukraine - His fingers wove together as he clasped his hands behind his head kneeling in the dirt road, the scene of the crime.
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Video: Rapid Trident Enhanced Maneuver Training

As part of Rapid Trident, the U.S. military works closely with the Ukrainians to train on Traffic Control Points (TCP's), train on Advanced Medical Care, and Movement to Contact during the Enhanced Maneuver Training portion of the exercise.
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Video: Rapid Trident Opening Ceremony

Rapid Trident is an exercise aimed at building interoperability among Ukraine, the U.S., NATO allies, and other Partnership for Peace nations.
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Video: Combined Platoon Live Fire

Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment conduct live fire training with the Ukrainian Army.
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US, allied and partner nations gather in Ukraine for Rapid Trident 16

YAVORIV, Ukraine-Rapid Trident 16, an exercise involving the U.S., Ukraine and 11 additional NATO and Partnership for Peace nations, officially kicked off at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center here Monday.
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Slow and methodical is key to U.S. and Ukraine platoon live-fire training

YAVORIV, Ukraine --A platoon of Soldiers advances from defensive positions on a counterattack while infantry fighting vehicles provide support.
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Ukrainian soldiers complete basic instructor course

Soldiers with the Ukrainian Land Forces receive a class from a fellow classmate as part of a Ukrainian Instructor Basic Course Jun 02, 2016.
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Lt. Gen. Hodges participates in "America Days" festival in Ukraine

Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges (left), United States Army Europe Commander, greets Geoffrey Pyatt (right), United States Ambassador to Ukraine May 28, 2016 at the Lychakiv cemetery in Lviv, Ukraine.
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Ukrainian led first-aid classes begin for JMTG-U

YAVORIV, Ukraine – Soldiers with the Ukrainian Land Forces instructed their first combat first aid course May 14, 2016 at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center as part as Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine.
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US Soldiers complete the first Basic Leader Course in Ukraine

YAVORIV, Ukraine – Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division along with Soldiers with the California National Guard successfully completed the first Basic Leader Course May 14, 2016 at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center.
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Peace tree planting symbolizes growth between Ukrainian community and US Soldiers

IVANO-FRANKOVE, Ukraine -- U.S. Army civil affairs Soldiers along with Soldiers with the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine participated in a tree-planting event Apr. 28, at the National Park Headquarters in order to enhance relationships with key civil authorities and the local community.

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Ukrainian paratroopers complete rotation two of JMTG-U

YAVORIV, Ukraine - Paratroopers from the 2nd Airborne Parachute Battalion, 25th Airborne Brigade successfully completed the second rotation of Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine, Apr. 29, 2016, at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center.
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Lithuanian Land Forces Commander visits JMTG-U

YAVORIV, Ukraine -- Maj. Gen. Almantas Leika, commander of the Lithuanian Land Forces, visited the International Peacekeeping and Security Center Apr. 20 to discuss the progress of the multinational training and combat training center development of the Ukrainian army.
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Civil affairs team raises health awareness in Ukraine

IVANO-FRANKOVE, Ukraine -- U.S. Army civil affairs soldiers conducted a student wellness class Apr. 19 at Ivano-Frankove Primary School in support of Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine.
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Ukrainian army conducts complex platoon live-fire exercise

YAVORIV, Ukraine - Ukrainian army soldiers from the 2nd Parachute Airborne Battalion, 25th Airborne Brigade conducted the first platoon live-fire exercise for rotation two of Joint Multinational Training Group Ukraine April 12, 2016 at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center.
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Multinational trainers conduct instructor medical training for Ukrainian army

YAVORIV, Ukraine - Soldiers with the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, along with soldiers from Canada and Lithuania, trained future Ukrainian training cadre on medical training April 14, 2016 at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center.
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NCO with 7th Army JMTC improving Ukraine training area

YAVORIV, Ukraine -- Sgt. 1st Class Michael Deleon never expected to play such a big role supporting Ukraine. He's been assisting the Ukraine mission for the last five months.
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Ukrainian-American Soldier participates in international medical conference

KYIV, Ukraine - 1Lt. Andrey Sidorenko, the senior medical officer with Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine participated in the second annual international conference on the introduction of tactical medicine into Ukrainian military and law enforcement 24-25 March, at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.


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Ukrainian army conducts mortar live-fire exercise

YAVORIV, Ukraine - Soldiers with the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, partnered with and trained Ukrainian army soldiers on defensive artillery tactics culminating with a mortar live-fire exercise March 19, 2016 at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center.
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Observer coach trainer for Ukrainian Land Forces

YAVORIV, Ukraine -- Officers and noncommissioned officers with the Ukrainian Land Forces attended an observer coach trainer class taught by instructors with the Joint Multinational Readiness Center Mar 13-18 at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in order to develop a training cadre as part of Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine.
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3-15 Infantry leaders train Ukrainian army staff on the military decision-making process

YAVORIV, Ukraine - Soldiers with the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division trained Ukrainian army soldiers on the military decision-making process culminating with a week-long practical exercise March 14-19, 2016 at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center.
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Mapping out a capability to enhance training needs

YAVORIV, Ukraine (March 11, 2016) -- The International Peacekeeping and Security Center, located in western Ukraine, is the home to the Joint Multinational Training-Group Ukraine (JMTG-U). With a maneuver area that's nearly 20-by-24 kilometers, its capabilities range from small- to large-caliber weapon systems.
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US and Lithuanian forces train Ukrainian army on basic rifle marksmanship

YAVORIV, Ukraine - Soldiers with the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division along with soldiers with the Lithuanian Armed Forces work together.
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3-15 Inf. Soldiers complete final preparations for training Ukrainian army

YAVORIV, Ukraine - Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division completed their final preparations for training soldiers with the Ukrainian army at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center near Yavoriv, Ukraine, March 1, 2016, as part of Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine.
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Joint Multinational Training Command to support Ukraine mission until 2020

YAVORIV, Ukraine (Feb. 25, 2016) -- Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine, also known as JMTG-U, is in its second rotation training Ukrainian Ministry of Defense (MOD) forces at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center (IPSC) in western Ukraine.
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'Can do!' Soldiers depart to Ukraine

FORT STEWART, Ga. - Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, departed for Yavoriv, Ukraine, Feb. 10-14, in support of Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine, or JMTG-U.
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Ukrainian soldiers complete first rotation of Fearless Guardian II

YAVORIV, Ukraine (Feb. 12, 2016) -- Five hundred Ukrainian soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 24th Mechanized Brigade, successfully completed the first rotation of Fearless Guardian II, Feb. 12, 2016, at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center near Yavoriv, Ukraine, after nine weeks of training.
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US, Ukrainian inspectors general inspect support facilities

LVIV, Ukraine -- Since Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea in March of 2014 and continued support to Ukrainian separatists (to include the deployment of Russian troops and equipment on Ukrainian soil), building security and self-defense capacity of Ukrainian Land Forces has taken center stage as the nation's priority.
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Images: Paratroopers participate in wreath-laying ceremony during Ukrainian Independence Day

Paratroopers with the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade (foreground left) attend an independence day ceremony Aug. 24, 2015, in L'viv, Ukraine. As part of Ukraine's 24th independence day,
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Public Health Soldier excels at Exercise Fearless Guardian

Multinational training and security cooperation events give Soldiers the opportunity to collaborate and strengthen relationships with partner nations, but a recent training event also gave one Public Health Command Europe Soldier the chance to visit her homeland.
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Ukrainian land forces begin Fearless Guardian training

YAVORIV, Ukraine- The Fearless Guardian II opening ceremony marked the start of the combined training between soldiers from the Joint Multinational Training Group - Ukraine, Ukrainian Land Forces and Ukrainian Special Operations forces, Nov. 23, 2015.

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U.S. Begins Second Phase of Ukrainian Training, Equipping Mission

WASHINGTON, November 23, 2015 — The United States has begun the second phase of its Fearless Guardian mission to train and equip Ukrainian forces, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said today.
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Sky Soldiers welcome Army's Chief of Staff to Fearless Guardian

YAVORIV, Ukraine - Gen. Mark A. Milley, chief of staff of the Army, visited here, Oct. 29, to observe the program of instruction of Fearless Guardian.
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Video: U.S. Army Chief of Staff visits Fearless Guardian

Army Chief of Staff General Mark A. Milley visited the International Peacekeeping and Security Center to visit with leadership from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the National Guard of Ukraine and the Ministry of Defense.
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Images: Sky Soldiers strengthen bonds with local community

Paratroopers from the U.S. Army’s 173rd Abn. Bde., visited one of the schools of Starychi to teach English and strengthen bonds with the children.
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Images: Sky Soldiers strengthen bonds with Ukrainian school children

Paratroopers from the U.S. Army’s 173rd Abn. Bde are in Ukraine for the third rotation to train Ukraine’s newly formed national guard as part of Fearless Guardian.
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Ukrainian President and NATO Secretary General, begin combined emergency exercise

YAVORIV, Ukraine (Sept. 23, 2015) -- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited here Sept. 21, to commence a joint civil-emergency exercise highlighting the partnership between NATO and Ukraine.
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Paratroopers spend a fall Sunday at the football stadium, Ukrainian-style

YAVORIV, Ukraine - Soldiers with the Ukrainian national guard hosted approximately 85 paratroopers from the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade at a soccer match Sept. 13, 2015, in L'viv, Ukraine, during a pause between rotations of training at Fearless Guardian.
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Exercise Fearless Guardian begins third rotation

YAVORIV, Ukraine (Sept. 16, 2015) -- Paratroopers, assigned to the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade, initiated the third rotation of Exercise Fearless Guardian here, Sept. 15, after training more than 400 soldiers with the Ukrainian national guard in the previous four months.
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Ukrainian troops complete second rotation of Fearless Guardian

YAVORIV, Ukraine - Paratroopers with the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade finished the second rotation of Fearless Guardian here Sept. 9, 2015 with the graduation of more than 200 Ukrainian national guard soldiers from the Kiev and Kharkov regions.
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Images: Ukrainian guardsmen conduct platoon live-fires

Capt. Christopher Salisbury (second from right) and 2nd Lt. Ivan Ivashchenko (second from left), instructors for the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade, observe soldiers with the Ukrainian national guard as they begin a blank-fires practice run in preparation for platoon live-fire training Sept. 4, 2015, as part of Fearless Guardian in Yavoriv, Ukraine.
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Images: Paratroopers attend Ukrainian swearing-in ceremony

Lt. Col. Michael Kloepper (right), commander of the U.S. Army's 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, answers questions from reporters with Ukraine's Channel 5 News Sept. 5, 2015, about Fearless Guardian during a swearing-in ceremony for first-year cadets at the Ukrainian Military Academy in L'viv, Ukraine.
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Video: 173rd Paratroopers Conduct Live Fire Exercises during Fearless Guardian

Soldiers of the Ukrainian National Guard took part in a platoon sized live-fire exercise conducted by paratrooper of the 173rd Airborne Brigade. The Lt. Col. Michael Kloepper, Commander of Second Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, monitored the exercise. The exercise is one of the last steps building up to the end of their training rotation.
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Video: Sky Soldiers give to Ukrainian Students for Knowledge Day

Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade handed out backpacks with school supplies to children in the local community for upcoming Knowledge Day. Knowledge Day celebrates the beginning of school in Ukraine. The bags were donated by members of the 173rd and sent to Ukraine for the event.
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US and Ukrainian troops donate school supplies ahead of Knowledge Day

YAVORIV, Ukraine – Paratroopers with the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade and soldiers with the Ukrainian national guard visited a school in Shklo, Ukraine, to hand out backpacks and school supplies to approximately 70 students Aug. 31, 2015, one day prior to Ukraine's Knowledge Day.

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Fearless Guardian

Video: A Visit From an Airborne Ranger Turned Senator

Rhode Island U.S. Senator Jack Reed visited Fearless Guardian in Yavoriv, Ukraine to view the training put on by the 173rd Airborne Brigade. The former airborne ranger received a tour of the International Peacekeeping and Security Center. Senator Reed met with several officials of the Ukrainian National Guard and so he could develop his opinions of the exercise.


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Fearless Guardian

Video: Press Club L’viv: Customs and Courtesies

1st Sgt. Daniel Heflin, Second Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and 1st Sgt. Allen Porter, Second Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade visited the Press Club in Lviv Ukraine to speak about U.S. Army customs and courtesies.
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Sky Soldiers honor 24 years of Ukrainian independence

YAVORIV, Ukraine – Paratroopers with the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade participated in two ceremonies on Aug. 23 and Aug. 24, 2015, in L'viv, Ukraine, marking one of the country’s biggest state holidays, independence day.

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Fearless Guardian

Images: Sky Soldiers train Ukrainian national guard soldiers on unmanned aerial systems

Chief Warrant Officer Anthony Blacharski, a platoon leader in the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade, conducts a counter unmanned aerial system class Aug. 25, 2015, with soldiers from the Ukrainian national guard as part of Fearless Guardian in Yavoriv, Ukraine.
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Fearless Guardian

Video: Unmanned Aerial System Demonstration

Soldiers from the Ukrainian National Guard watched a demonstration on the Shadow RQ-7B given by 173rd Airborne Brigade paratroopers. The unmanned aerial vehicle display was given during Fearless Guardian. After the launch, the soldiers were given a small class on the UAS capabilities. Maintenance NCOIC, Sgt. Preston Hancock spoke about the UAS demo.
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Video: Sky Soldiers Starting Their Day

Exercise Fearless Guardian is training soldiers of the Ukrainian National Guard in Yavoriv, Ukraine. The paratroopers walk 1.5 miles to the lanes with the Ukrainian troops practicing their hand signals and noise awareness. Also available in high definition.
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Video: Ukraine Independence Day Flag Raising Ceremony

Ukraine celebrated Independence Day in L’viv and the paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade attended.


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Images: Paratroopers participate in wreath-laying ceremony during Ukrainian Independence Day

Soldiers with the Ukrainian Armed Forces and paratroopers with the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade stand at attention as a military band plays the Ukrainian national anthem during an independence day observance Aug. 24, 2015.
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Images: Sky Soldiers attend Ukrainian independence day ceremony

A soldier with the Ukrainian Armed Forces raises a Ukrainian national flag during an independence day ceremony Aug. 23, 2015, in L'viv, Ukraine.
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Images: Paratroopers talk medical first aid with Ukrainian journalists

First Lt. Nathan Wu (2nd from right), a medical officer with the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade, talks with Ukrainian journalists Aug. 18, 2015, in L'viv, Ukraine, about the medical training being conducted as part of Fearless Guardian in Yavoriv, Ukraine.
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Video: Fearless Guardian Gets Ready to Re-Start

Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade went to the firing range at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in preparation for Fearless Guardian. The training exercise requested by the Ukrainian government took a break during Rapid Trident but is getting ready to start again. SFC Byron Krepcho led the weapons training for the day.
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Paratroopers conduct live-fire exercise in Ukraine

YAVORIV, Ukraine – Paratroopers from the U.S. Army's Company C, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade conducted squad live-fire exercises here Aug. 6, 2015, during a pause of the second rotation of Fearless Guardian.
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Video: Fearless Guardian Takes a Break for a Special Celebration

Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade took part in a festival in the city of Novoyavoris. The city celebrated its 50th anniversary and the paratroopers were there to take part. The celebration also hosted a singing competition with American contestant Juliana Filipenko. I spoke with her and Major Jason Honeycutt, Executive Officer of the 2-503 Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade about their experience.
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Sky Soldiers celebrate with the community

YAVORIV, Ukraine – Paratroopers with the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade attended the Young Talent 2015 international music festival July 12, 2015, in Novayavoriv, Ukraine, just as Fearless Guardian training reached the halfway mark of its second iteration.
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Images: 2/2 CR Cordon and Search Mission

Soldiers with 2/2 CR conduct a cordon and search mission exercise with members of the Bulgarian Army special forces, Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, June 17. Soldiers from both forces worked together to search and clear rooms while identifying targets during the joint training exercise as part of Kabile 15.
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Video: Joint Cordon and Search Training

Sgt. Christopher Waggoner of Eagle Troop talks about his experience working with the Bulgarian Special Forces during a joint Cordon and Search training exercise as part of Kabile 15.
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US chief of staff of the Army visits Fearless Guardian

YAVORIV, Ukraine – U.S. Gen. Raymond Odierno, chief of saff of the Army, visited paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade as they trained soldiers from the Ukrainian national guard here as part of Fearless Guardian, July 8, 2015.
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Sky Soldiers speak with university students in Ukraine

YAVORIV, Ukraine – Paratroopers from the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade visited the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine, June 18, 2015, to discuss their training mission and answer questions from students as they began the start of the second rotation of Fearless Guardian.
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Video: "The Rock" Arrives at Fearless Guardian

Fearless Guardian saw the arrival of the Second Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment. The paratroopers from the 173rd are conducting training with the Ukrainian National Guard. Command Sergeant Major Walter Kirk gave a preview of what they are bringing to the table as well as how he felt about the mission.
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Video: Life Saving Measures Taught During Fearless Guardian

Rotation 2 started during Fearless Guardian. The paratroopers from the Second Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment are teaching medical training to medics of the Ukrainian National Guard. During rotation 2, the paratroopers will have more time to work with the Ukrainian medics. 1st Lt. Nathan Wu gave a brief overview of the training.
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First Ukrainian troops complete Fearless Guardian

YAVORIV, Ukraine – Paratroopers from the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade finished the first rotation of Fearless Guardian here with the graduation of more than 200 soldiers from the Ukrainian national guard's 3029th Regiment June 13, 2015.
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Video: Fearless Guardian Rotation 1 Graduation

Fearless Guardian saw its first group of group of soldier from the Ukrainian National Guard finish their training. The paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the soldiers from the Ukrainian National Guard got to see their hard work over the last 8 weeks on the day of their graduation.
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Images: Fearless Guardian live-fire exercise

Soldiers with the Ukrainian national guard's 3029th Regiment fire an RPG towards a mock target during a platoon live-fire exercise June 6, 2015, as part of Fearless Guardian in Yavoriv, Ukraine.
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Video: Fearless Guardian Amped Up Obstacle Course

Training during Fearless Guardian amped up to a new level for both the U.S. and Ukraine. Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and soldiers from the Ukrainian National Guard participated in an obstacle course.
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Paratroopers attend woodworking competition

YAVORIV, Ukraine – After three days of rigorous tests and instructions, 20 students, aged 14 to 18, were recognized at the conclusion of the sixth annual woodworking competition as being the best of their class by paratroopers from the U.S. Army’s Company B, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade June 4, 2015, in Ivano-Frankove, Ukraine.
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Ukrainian prime minister visits Fearless Guardian

YAVORIV, Ukraine – Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt, Canadian Ambassador to Ukraine Roman Waschuk and several other distinguished guests visited the International Peacekeeping and Security Center June 3, 2015, in Yavoriv, Ukraine, to observe the progression of Fearless Guardian training.
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Video: Fearless Guardian Update

Lt. Col. Kyle Reed gave a small update about how things are going during exercise Fearless Guardian. Fearless Guardian is a training exercise for the Ukrainian National Guard at the request of the Ukrainian Government.
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Images: US senator visits Fearless Guardian

Senator Richard Durbin, a U.S. senator from the state of Illinois, visited Yavoriv, Ukraine, and observed some of the training going on during Fearless Guardian.
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Images: Sky Soldiers launch UAV

Paratroopers with the U.S. Army's Unmanned Aircraft Systems platoon, Company D., 54th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, conduct a radio check before launching their unmanned-aerial vehicle May 31, 2015, in preparation of Fearless Guardian in Yavoriv, Ukraine.
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Ukraine shares its history with Sky Soldiers

YAVORIV, Ukraine – With the spring sun slowly rising to cast a warm light on the forest-covered hills of the Carpathian mountains, a line of eager military men and women climbed the zig-zag trail of mount Makivka.
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Sky Soldiers talk Fearless Guardian with students

YAVORIV, Ukraine – Paratroopers from the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade visited the “Window on America” program center May 28, 2015, in L'viv, Ukraine, to talk about what it means to be a U.S. paratrooper.
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Sky Soldiers play football in Ukraine

YAVORIV, Ukraine – Two opposing teams line up and stare each other down, both striving for victory, but also maintaining a level of good sportsmanship and camaraderie.
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US Army Europe commander visits Fearless Guardian in Ukraine

YAVORIV, Ukraine -- Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of U.S. Army Europe visited the International Peacekeeping and Security Center here May 18, 2015 with Ukrainian Land Forces Commander Lt. Gen. Anatoliy Pushniakov and U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary Dr. Evelyn Farkas to assess the first month of training between U.S. paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the Ukrainian National Guard's 3029th Regiment as part of Fearless Guardian.
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Video: Fearless Guardian Soccer Showdown

Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and soldiers from the Ukrainian National Guard met at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center during exercise Fearless Guardian for a game of soccer.
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Paratroopers visit wounded Ukrainian soldiers

YAVORIV, Ukraine - Paratroopers with the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade visited Ukrainian wounded soldiers at the Main Military Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine May 13, 2015, in Kiev, Ukraine during a two-day visit to the U.S. Embassy.
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Video: Коментар щодо ходу Україно-Американських навчань (Ukrainian)

Ukrainian National Guard video (with English subtitles) with comments on the Ukrainian-U.S. exercise.
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Video: Fearless Guardian in Full Action

Fearless Guardian kicked into another gear. The training exercise for the Ukrainian National Guard requested by the Ukrainian government saw a tougher phase of training. The paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade put the Ukrainian soldiers through some stress fires and brought out larger weapon systems to train with.
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Video: World War II Commemoration

Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and soldiers from the Ukrainian National Guard gathered on May 8, 2015 during Fearless Guardian with Auxillary Bishop of Lviv, Bishop Venedykt Aleksiychuk, for a service to remember soldiers killed in World War II.
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Sky Soldiers introduce new radios to Ukrainian soldiers

YAVORIV, Ukraine - Paratroopers from the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade conducted training with soldiers from the Ukrainian national guard's 3029th Regiment here on the Harris RF 7800V radio system May 4, 2015, as part of Fearless Guardian.
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Sky Soldiers visit Ukrainian youth center

YAVORIV, Ukraine - U.S. Army paratroopers from the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade visited a childcare center in Lviv, Ukraine, April 30, 2015, as part of community outreach while training the Ukrainian national guard here as part of Fearless Guardian.
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Video: Law of Armed Conflict

The International Peacekeeping and Security Center hosted Law of Armed Conflict training for the Ukrainian National Guard. Service members from the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies came to Yavoriv, Ukraine to deliver legal guidance.
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Ukrainian, US troops test their fitness at Fearless Guardian

YAVORIV, Ukraine - Paratroopers from the U.S. Army's 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and soldiers from the Ukrainian national guard's 1st Battalion, 3029th Regiment tested their level of physical readiness April 27 here in a modified version of the U.S. Army's physical fitness test.
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Video: Mortar and Sensitive Site Training at Fearless Guardian

Fearless Guardian, a training exercise for the Ukrainian National Guard by the 173rd Airborne Brigade, is in full swing in Yavoriv, Ukraine. Subjects such as mortar fire and sensitive site exploitation are just some of the areas being covered during the combined training.
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Video: Training Starts at Fearless Guardian

The U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade will train several battalions of Ukraine's newly-established National Guard at the request of the Ukrainian government. Soldiers from the Ukrainian National Guard and 173rd Airborne Brigade have a day of training involving ranges, individual-movement techniques and several other training lanes.
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Ukrainian president visits Fearless Guardian

YAVORIV, Ukraine -- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt marked the start of combined training between U.S. Soldiers and Ukrainian national guard troops during a visit to the International Peacekeeping and Security Center here, April 20, 2015.
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Video: Fearless Guardian Started by Ukrainian President

Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade are training with the Ukrainian National Guard. The start of the exercise was marked by a visit by the Ukrainian President, Petro Poroshenko.
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Fearless Guardian ground convoy arrives in Ukraine

VICENZA, Italy -- Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Support Battalion arrived in Yavoriv, Ukraine April 10 via a ground convoy from here to deliver the brigade's training equipment for Operation Fearless Guardian.
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IMCOM Europe supports Ukrainian security forces training

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Installation Management Command Europe's Visual Information Services Europe, also known as VISE Media, is preparing to support Ukrainian security forces training from their multimedia facility at Kleber Kaserne here.
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