HEADQUARTERS, U.S. ARMY ALASKA, JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska –U.S. Army Alaska’s Arctic Wolves have traveled more than 3,400 miles from Fairbanks, and are facing an 80-degree temperature difference to test their readiness to be globally deployable and regionally engaged.
1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division from Fort Wainwright, officially kicks off its one month National Training Center Rotation January 12, at Fort Irwin, California.
U.S. Army Alaska moved more the 4,200 Soldiers to Southern California for the decisive-action rotation. To put that in perspective, the population of North Pole, Alaska, is only 2,214 residents. The brigade also moved 1,324 total pieces of equipment by air, land and sea from interior Alaska in the middle of winter to the desert terrain of southern California for the training event.
A National Training Center rotation is a capstone training even that all Army units must attend in order to validate readiness for the mission sets required to address contingencies worldwide.
While 1/25 SBCT has not been scheduled for an upcoming deployment, successful completion of this training event ensures that all personnel and systems are ready for the variety of mission sets that could be needed across the Pacific.
This is 1/25 SBCT’s first time back at NTC in more than three years.
Key events of the exercise include:
• Gunnery Ranges
• Live Fire Exercises
• Tactical Infantry Movements
• Stryker Mobility Operations
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