01 Dec '16, 9am

#Ukrainian soldiers conduct air assault training at #JMTGU:

#Ukrainian soldiers conduct air assault training at #JMTGU:

YAVORIV, Ukraine-Ukrainian Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 80th Airmobile Brigade conducted an air assault mission in conjunction with a situational training exercise, led by U.S. Soldiers from 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Nov. 28, at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center. The training scenario consisted of a platoon-sized element of Ukrainian Soldiers assaulting from four Mi-8 helicopters during a simulated firefight to relieve Ukrainian forces that were pinned down. Once the area was secured, Ukrainian Soldiers utilizing BTR armored personnel carriers and ZU-23-2 towed antiaircraft weapons provided support in strengthening the defensive perimeter. "This training is important because it builds confidence in the Ukrainian force's ability to utilize combined arms maneuver," said Sgt. Christophe...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/178936/

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