CUBA, NY -- Alfred Reynolds, a National Guard staff sergeant stationed in Ukraine, has recorded a holiday video for his family and his hometown of Cuba.

Reynolds is part of a National Guard unit 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.

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He is one 220 soldiers who mobilized in October and have been in Ukraine since December.