While many couples across the Coastal Empire are together this Valentine’s Day, several military couples from Fort Stewart had to say farewell as their significant others were deployed to Ukraine.
Around 200 soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, have been deployed to support Joint Multinational Training Group Ukraine under U.S. Army Europe and will be there for almost a year.
Lt. Col. Nathan Minami, battalion commander of 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, said the deployment is “a training mission to assist the Ukrainian army with enhancing their training capacity and to help enhance their ability to defend their country.”
The battalion had originally planned to conduct training missions in Africa, but Minami said this training mission is not vary different from what the unit had already trained for. Rather, he said, it will just be to a different part of the world.
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