YAVORIV, UKRAINE (12/21/2017) A video Christmas greeting from New York Army National Guard 1st Lt. Brandon Hall, a Lewiston, NY resident, who is deployed in Ukraine, has been posted on the Department of Defense's Defense Visual Information Distribution System (DVIDS)
The short video can be viewed here: https://www.dvidshub.net/video/576319/1st-lt-brandon-hall
Hall is one of 220 Soldiers from the New York Army National Guard's 2nd Squadron 101st Cavalry and the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team who is assisting in the training of Ukrainian Soldiers at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center as members of the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine.
The training is designed to reinforce defensive skills of the Ukrainian Ground Forces in order to increase their capacity for self-defense.
The Soldiers mobilized in October and have been deployed to Ukraine since December.
Holiday videos from other members of the joint training group can be seen here: