Ukrainian Troops to Train on American Soil!

The Pentagon said Tuesday that Ukrainian troops will begin training on Patriot missile defense systems in Oklahoma as early as next week.

The training will be held at Fort Sill in Oklahoma.

In a press briefing on Tuesday, Pentagon Press Secretary Gen. Pat Ryder revealed, “Training for Ukrainian forces on the Patriot air defense system will begin as soon as next week at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.”

According to Gen. Ryder, 90 to 100 Ukrainian servicemen would be trained to operate and maintain a Patriot air defense system.

The US military would “train about 90 to 100 Ukrainian personnel to operate, maintain, and sustain the defensive system throughout a several-month training course,” Ryder said.

“The Patriot will contribute to the air defense capabilities that Ukraine already has,” he added.

“It’s something that will enable them to take down … ballistic missiles, adversary aircraft; [it’s] really up to them on how they employ it. But this is part of a broader effort by the United States and the international community to provide Ukraine with the air defense capabilities that it needs to defend its population and its armed forces.”


The U.S. Department of Defense stated:

Fort Sill is home to the schoolhouse where the Army trains its soldiers and service members from allied and partner nations on using the Patriot system. Now, Ukrainian soldiers will train there, as well.

Ryder said training for those Ukrainian soldiers will include classroom work, hands-on training with the Patriot systems, as well as a simulation lab. It will also focus on what the Ukrainians will need once they are back home.

“The training will be tailored to provide relevant tactics, techniques and procedures based on the battlefield conditions in Ukraine to enable them to employ that to maximum effect once they are back in Ukraine,” Ryder said.

Since Russia’s invasion on Feb. 24, 2022, the United States has provided Ukraine with more than $24.2 billion in security assistance. That assistance has included ammunition, vehicles, aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, radar systems, small arms, artillery, air defense systems, anti-aircraft and anti-armor systems.

Some Americans are opposed to training the Ukrainian military on American territory and have cited worries about national security.

Oklahoma State Senator Nathan Dahm introduced SCR2 to prohibit foreign soldiers from entering Oklahoma.

“I just filed SCR2 to reject foreign soldiers on Oklahoma soil. The pentagon is planning on sending Ukrainian troops to Oklahoma to train on U.S. missile systems. The last thing we need is them misfiring a missile into Oklahoma,” Dahm stated.




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