12:07 Oct. 19, 2016
Approximately 500 members of the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) are scheduled to deploy this fall to provide training support in Ukraine
Oklahoma National Guard will assist with the training on different levels, from squad to staff. The program includes small unit tactics, security, defensive operations and establishing a combat training center.
The 45th brigade will be on the first rotation and is to conduct two training cycles for Ukrainian Forces, followed by the 279th Infantry Regiment for the second rotation. Each rotation will last 6 months.
Training will be conducted as a part of the US Security Cooperation agreements. The US military already has units training in Ukraine.