13 Apr '15, 10am

Training for Ukraine's National Guard: Fearless Guardian ground convoy arrives in Yavoriv:

Training for Ukraine's National Guard: Fearless Guardian ground convoy arrives in Yavoriv:

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. Fearless Guardian is the name for the training of Ukraine's newly-formed National Guard under the Congress-approved Global Contingency Security Fund. Under the program, the United States will begin training three battalions of Ukrainian troops over a six-month period beginning later this month. "Ukraine is a strong partner that has participated in exercises and operations with us around the world," said Capt. Ashish Patel, a planning officer with the brigade. "They've asked the U.S. for assistance in providing this capability, and this training will help them defend their borders and their sovereignty." The cargo of the convoy is meant to assist the br...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/146317/Fearless_Guardian_grou...

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