Saturday, March 10, 2018

Tenn. Guard’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment to deploy in support of JMTG-U

10.03.18
Ukrainian Military PagesPhoto credit: National Guard of the United States

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, announced that elements of the Knoxville based 278th ACR will deploy this summer as part of the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine (JMTG-U)

More than two hundred 278th Soldiers will assist the Ukrainian Armed Forces with the continued development of a premier Combat Training Center. The realization of the Yavoriv Combat Training Center is a critical step towards Ukraine’s long-term military reform efforts and will provide realistic training for Battalions and Brigades under a NATO interoperable framework. The 278th will lead the JMTG-U effort, as well as, assist in the development of cadre, ranges and training areas, equipment and instrumentation requirements, and a realistic operational training environment.

The 278th is the largest unit in Tennessee and one of only five armored brigade combat teams in the National Guard.


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Sources:
Tennessee Military Department