HEADQUARTERS, U.S. ARMY ALASKA, ARCTIC ANVIL, Alaska – About 400 paratroopers from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division will jump into the Donnelly Drop Zone near Fort Greely Tuesday, Oct. 9, to officially kick off exercise Arctic Anvil 19-01.
Arctic Anvil 19-01 is a joint, multi-national, force-on-force training exercise designed to provide the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division a tough, realistic training event that validates their ability to fight and win as a combined arms team in preparation for their rotation at the Army’s National Training Center in California early next year.
The exercise will take place in the training areas surrounding Delta Junction and Fort Greely and will involve approximately 6,000 Soldiers and military support personnel. Intermittent heavy traffic should be expected on the Richardson Highway during this timeframe. The movement of Soldiers will be heaviest Oct. 1-6, as 1st Stryker Brigade and supporting units convoy from Fort Wainwright to the Donnelly Training Area.
U.S. Army Alaska is working closely with the Alaska Department of Transportation and the interior Alaska communities to minimize the impact of this large movement to local and tourist traffic along Richardson Highway between Fort Wainwright and Fort Greely.
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