Nebraska National Guard sends 13 soldiers to Germany to train Ukrainians

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A group of National Guardsmen is headed for Germany to help with the war in Ukraine.

The 13 soldiers and their families met in Yutan on Friday for a send-off ceremony led by Gov. Jim Pillen and Sen. Pete Ricketts.

The National Guard says the soldiers of the 1-134th Cavalry will be posted at a training station in Germany for a yearlong deployment under the U.S. European Command.

“The security that you provide for not only Nebraskans but for the world and the work is incredibly important,” Pillen said. “Evil cannot prevail, and your mission will have a huge impact on that.”

The group was requested to provide training for Ukrainian forces in planning and executing operations in the field.

Enhancing logistics, improving officer training and providing information on NATO operations will also fall under their care.

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