WASHINGTON -- The Department of the Army announced today the summer 2019 rotation to Iraq of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, stationed at Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team will replace the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, as part of a regular rotation of forces in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

"The Arctic Wolves are trained, equipped and exceptionally well led at echelon. The brigade has readied itself for any mission," said Col. Matthew W. Brown, commander of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. "We are privileged to be joining the international coalition that will defeat ISIS and set conditions for increased regional stability."

For more information, contact the U.S. Army Alaska public affairs officer, Lt. Col. Martyn Crighton, martyn.y.crighton.mil@mail.mil, 907-384-1542.