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Nebraska National Guard sends 13 soldiers to Germany to train Ukrainians

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

The 13 soldiers and their families met on Friday in Yutan for a farewell ceremony led by Governor Jim Pillen and Senator Pete Ricketts.

The National Guard says Soldiers from the 1-134th Cavalry will be sent to a training station in Germany for a one-year deployment under US European Command.

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

The group was asked to provide training to Ukrainian forces in planning and executing field operations.

Strengthening logistics, improving officer training and providing intelligence on NATO operations will also fall under their responsibility.

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