1st Stryker Brigade was excited to participate in another Red Flag - Alaska. We sent our best and brightest from 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery, Electronic Warfare, and other grounds assets from 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment to integrate with our sister services and international partners. Our integration and interoperability with our partners in 1-25th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion and 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment was instrumental in our success.
Check out your Arctic Wolves in action supporting Red Flag - Alaska. 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team was excited to be involved with another Red Flag - Alaska and will continue to offer our full support for all future Red Flag events!
The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team Change of Command/Change of Responsibility was a memorable event in our unit's history. Thank you to COL Kevin J. Lambert, CSM Michael O. Bartlett, and families for your leadership and dedication to the Arctic Wolf Soldiers. We wish you'll well and best of luck! We also say welcome to COL Matthew W. Brown, CSM Matthew E. Ladd, and their families as the new command team of 1/25 SBCT. We are glad to have you'll as a part of the team and look forward to serving under your leadership. Strike First, Strike Hard! Arctic Tough!
The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team Change of Command live!
We’ve been extremely busy over the last two days as we’ve welcomed new faces to the Brigade and said goodbye to those whom are departing the unit. The changes of command (25th BSB: outgoing: LTC Garrick Cramer & incoming: LTC Andrew Lynch; 2-8 FA: outgoing: LTC Blake Keil & incoming: LTC Stephen Thibodeau; 5-1 CAV: outgoing: LTC Michael West & incoming: LTC Aaron Mock; 70 BEB: outgoing: LTC Anthony Barbina & incoming: LTC Travis Tilman) are always a bittersweet moment in our unit’s history. We look forward to the greater heights ahead being brought to our Soldiers and families and we wish everyone well! Thank you for all that you do! Strike First, Strike Hard! #ArcticTough
We are pleased to say welcome to LTC Jace Neuenschwonder as the incoming Commander of 1-24 Infantry Regiment. While it saddens us to say farewell to LTC Brian Schoellhorn. Gentlemen, we look forward to what this unit and your future in the Army has in store. We wish the two of you and your families all the best! #ArcticWarriors #FearTheLegion
Happy 243rd Birthday Army! The U.S. Army was founded on 14 June 1775, when the Continental Congress authorized enlistment of expert riflemen to serve the United Colonies for one year. During today’s celebratory Army Birthday Run, we were joined by MG Mark O’Niel, the Commander of United States Army Alaska. We finished the run with a cake-cutting ceremony which included the oldest and the youngest Soldier across the formation. Thank you, Arctic Warriors and Families for your service and all that you do! Strike First, Strike Hard!! U.S. Army Alaska
The Arctic Wolves would like to say Thank you to the Subterranean Mobile Training Team Bravo for this week's traininng on the tactics and techniques necessary to operate within dense urban terrain and populated urban centers. Training our Soldiers for this environment and providing them with the right mix of capabilities is essential for mission success! #ArcticTough
This morning's Stop The Bleeding Medical Skill training helped reinforce our Soldiers ability to establish baseline lifesaving treatment by stopping bleeding and restoring breathing/pulse. We are in the business of saving lives and we must be ready to do so at all times. Strike First, Strike Hard! #AB6 U.S. Army Alaska
We bid farewell to another Battalion Commander today, as LTC Robert B. Lackey of 1-5 IN "Bobcats" relinquished command to LTC Sonny T. Rosales. Your presence and leadership will be missed and we wish the best to you and your family. LTC Rosales and family, we are glad to have you and we humbly welcome you to the Arctic Wolves Team! #StrikeFirstStrikeHard
Today we had the distinct pleasure of awarding the Expert Infantryman Badge to 194 recipients. These Soldiers have displayed that they have what it takes to be an expert. They successfully accomplished several tasks such as day & night land navigation, tactical casualty care, weapons assembly & disassembly, numerous others tasks, and culminated with a 12 mile foot march. Congratulations to each and everyone of you! Thank you 4/25 ABCT for participating in this event with us. Until next time everyone, have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day Weekend! #ArcticTough #EIB2018 U.S. Army Alaska
We welcomed a new leader into our formation today. LTC James C. Howell has taken over command of 3-21 IN from LTC Richard J. Davis. We are grateful to have you onboard as a part of our team. To the Davis Family, you will be missed and we wish you the best!
#StrikeFirstStrikeHard #ArticWolves #BoreBrotherBore
The 12-mile Foot March was the final event in this year's EFMB hosted by 25th BSB. 16 candidates crossed the finish line within the required 3-hr time. Your hard work during these events have paid off. Congrats to you all! #EFMB2018 U.S. Army Alaska
Arctic Wolves, have you received your Value of Life Card? If not, stop by the 1SBCT Ready Resilient Resource table during the Garrison Safety Day from 1100 to 1500 in the Commissary parking lot. See you there!
Here is a quick glimpse of our Soldiers testing in this year's Expert Infantry Badge and Expert Field Medic Badge events. Only a select few are considered the best of best and we wish everyone good luck. Stay tuned for more as we lead all the way up to the award ceremony. Strike First!
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This week's Foreign Attache Visit was a great opportunity for relationship building with our partner nation military forces. The attaches were able to observe training and receive a hands-on tour of some of our equipment. This was a nice experience to show them just what we do! #StrikeFirstStrikeHard
Running four miles in 36 minutes was a perfect way for the 1/25 SBCT Arctic Wolves to start the day! Maintaining physical fitness while building esprit de corps is what we are good at. We ended the run with an awards ceremony acknowledging the hard work and performance of some of our Soldiers. Job well done! #StrikeFirst!
On behalf LTC Anthony P. Barbina, Commander of 70th BEB, all are invited to attend the HHC, 1-25 SBCT Change of Command Ceremony on Thursday, April 26th at 12:00 PM at the Fort Wainwright Army Reserve Center, Building 3467. CPT Khalid R. Rodriguez will be relinquishing command of the "Direwolves" to CPT Juan A. Bonnet. 1-25 SBCT wishes CPT Rodriguez with the best of luck and knows that he will succeed in all his future endeavors.
On April 13, 2018, more than 85 Soldiers and family members from 1st Stryker Brigade gathered at Big Daddy's Bar-B-Q in Fairbanks, AK to farewell 16 Arctic Wolves. Each departing Service Member was presented with a small gift from Wolf 6 and Wolf 7 and thanked for their selfless service and dedication to the 1st Stryker Brigade. The entire 1st Stryker family wishes the departing Service Members the best of luck and know that they will look back fondly on the memories and camaraderie formed while serving in the best Stryker Brigade in the Army.
April is Sexual Harrassment/Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP) month. All are invited to attend an interactive SHARP Jeopardy event in the Fort Wainwright Dining Facility on April 18th at 11:30 AM and an informative lecture by Professor Jeffrey Bucholtz of San Diego University on April 25th at 1:30 PM in the Fort Wainwright Physical Fitness Center.
Whether you are a Soldier, family member, or civilian, your SHARP Team and Victim Advocates are available for you! If you think that you, or someone you know, may be a victim of sexual harrassment or assault, your SHARP Team is available 24/7 at (907) 353-7272.
Still time left to support the 2018 Army Emergency Relief Fund annual campaign.
The 2018 Army Emergency Relief (AER) Fund campaign is still underway at Fort Wainwright. AER is a nonprofit organization founded in 1942 that provides no-interest loans, a grant, or a combination of both to service members experiencing financial hardships. In 2017 alone, one in 15 Soldiers received AER Assistance, but AER relies on donations from other service members, veterans, and civilians. AER provides a fiscally responsible alternative to high-interest, predatory loans without the stigma of asking for help by allowing Soldiers to work directly with the Fort Wainwright AER Office.
For more information or to make a donation to support the Soldiers of Fort Wainwright please contact the 1-25 SBCT AER Coordinator SFC Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or contact the Fort Wainwright AER Office directly at (907) 353-7453.