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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

U.S. Congressmen support Ukraine; U.S. troops

April 13, 2017
In The News

A congressional delegation including Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., chairman of the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee, Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-La., and Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., all of the House Armed Services Committee, and Rep. Steve Palazzo, R-Miss., of the House Committee on Appropriations, visited the combat training center near Yavoriv, Ukraine this week to survey the progress of the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine.

The goal of JMTG-U is to professionalize the Ukrainian army and increase Ukraine’s NATO interoperability. Soldiers of the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oklahoma Army National Guard are accomplishing this by developing the Ukrainian CTC and the CTC instructors.

“We're helping them at the tactical level, but there are other organizations working at the strategic level, reforming their professional military education system and their doctrine,” said Col. David Jordan, commander of the 45th IBCT and the JMTG-U mission. 

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