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165 members of Wisconsin National Guard heading to Ukraine for long-term project

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- 165 members of Wisconsin's National Guard are headed to Ukraine as part of a long-term project.

The service members come from all parts of Wisconsin.

They're all based in the 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

The training program focuses on a key-ally against Russia.

"This is a mission that's been going on since 2015 and the Wisconsin National Guard is going over to continue this mission. We're supporting and training and advising the Ukrainian armed forces," said Captain Adam Puhl, Wisconsin National Guard.

The soldiers will be helping the Ukrainian army train to work with NATO Nations.

The team will be gone for at least nine months. 

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