Nebraska National Guard soldiers head to Europe to train Ukrainians
YUTAN, Neb. (Nebraska) — Thirteen soldiers from the Nebraska National Guard are heading to Europe to train their Ukrainian counterparts.
Gov. Jim Pillen joined the National Guard at the Atlas Wire Ready Center Friday.
The soldiers will be stationed at a training center in Germany under the US European Command.
Every soldier who turned around volunteered to do so. One soldier shared his reason for leaving with 3 News Now.
“Unbridled aggression can only lead to more aggression. We have a special set of skills and a huge amount of training, and this is in support of someone’s sovereignty. You have to consider how it will affect your family if everything changes and now we are fighting for our freedom,” said Mark Ueda, Nebraska National Guard.
The Nebraska National Guard says they expect it to be deployed within a year.