101st Airborne Division preparing for Ukraine deployment
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (WTVQ) – More than 150 Fort Campbell soldiers will deploy to Ukraine in mid-April for what is scheduled to be a nine-month tour.
The soldiers are assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike,” 101st Airborne Division.
According to Fort Campbell, the soldiers will advise and assist the Ukrainian Armed Forces with the continued development of the Yavoriv Combat Training Center in western Ukraine.
The training support is part of ongoing efforts by the United States to contribute to Ukraine’s long-term military reform and is being provided at the request of the Ukrainian government, according to Fort Campbell, and the soldiers participating in the mission will be in Ukraine strictly for training and advising purposes and will not be actively involved in operations in Ukraine’s conflict area.
A colors casing ceremony prior to the deployment will take place on April 12, 2019 at Fort Campbell.