To our new 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Spartans:

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division. The Spartan Brigade has proudly deployed in support of OIF and OEF during our brigade's short history and is now serving as the Army's only arctic airborne brigade combat team. We are a mission-focused Command, and our mission is training to be ready for decisive action contingency operations in 2014. In that sense, we know that integrating you and your Family into the unit and area is essential for you to be able to focus on the unit priorities. Quality of life and support for Paratroopers and their Families are essential to the command. I believe you will find your assignment here personally challenging and professionally rewarding. You and your Family will have a unique opportunity to enjoy the beautiful and historic sites here in the great state of Alaska, the "Last Frontier."

We will make every effort to support your arrival. The successful reception of each Trooper and their Family is of great concern to us. Upon arrival, visit the Fort Richardson Welcome Center, Building 600, to obtain newcomer's assistance. Log on to www.jber.af.mil to learn more about the community and where to start the process of your upcoming transition to Alaska. For the latest on what's happening across the brigade, visit us on Facebook.

Again, welcome to the Spartan Brigade and Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson (JBER), Alaska. We look forward to your arrival. I look forward to personally welcoming you and your Family into the Spartan Family.

Sparta Lives! Arctic Warriors!