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USARAK hosts international cold weather, mountaineering experts USARAK hosts international cold weather, mountaineering...
Lt. Col. Mats Forsman discusses Sweden's Winter Warfare School during his presentation at the U.S. Army Alaska-hosted international Cold Region Military...
Chief of staff visits Alaska Soldiers Chief of staff visits Alaska Soldiers
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno watches as a Soldier from 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, demonstrates how to start a fire with dry tinder and no flame....
USARAK hosts Cold Regions Collaborative USARAK hosts Cold Regions Collaborative
Capt. Cody Fritz, executive officer for the Northern Warfare Training Center, explains to a group of international service members how to use some of the cold weather...
Cold Regions Military Mountaineering Collaborative Event Cold Regions Military Mountaineering Collaborative Event
Participants for the three-day Cold Regions Military Mountaineering Collaborative Event arrive at the Northern Warfare Training Center's Black Rapids Training Site,...
Staying warm in -30 F Staying warm in -30 F
A guest of the Arctic Equipment Symposium tests a thermal blanket during a demonstration at Birch Hill ski area on Fort Wainwright, Feb. 6. The demonstration provided...
Iron boxing Iron boxing
A Soldier with B Company, 6th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division based out of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson,...


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Cold Regions Military Mountaineering Collaborative Event Cold Regions Military Mountaineering Collaborative Event
Cold Regions Military Mountaineering Collaborative Event is to strengthen cooperation, share ideas and improve capabilities with our international partners in...
Senator visits Alaska troops training in California Senator visits Alaska troops training in California
Newly elected U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan conducted his first visit with Maj. Gen. Michael Shields, commander of U.S. Army Alaska and members of the 1st Stryker Brigade...
U.S. Army Alaska Paratroopers Train at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center U.S. Army Alaska Paratroopers Train at Marine Corps...
Paratroopers assigned to Able Company, 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry execute high-altitude mountain mobility operations at the Marine Corps Mountain...
1/25 SBCT NTC TAA Fortification 1/25 SBCT NTC TAA Fortification
The Arctic Wolves are getting some help at NTC from some Alaskan neighbors. Click the video to find out who they are and how they're helping.
1/25 SBCT NTC TAA Schwarzkopf Setup 1/25 SBCT NTC TAA Schwarzkopf Setup
The Arctic Wolves have left the relative comfort of the staging area on Fort Irwin and are now in the desert for some intense training. There's a team bringing the...
1/25 SBCT NTC MILES Gear Installation 1/25 SBCT NTC MILES Gear Installation
The Arctic Wolves are putting the Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System, or MILES, onto their vehicles in preparation for NTC. What is MILES, you ask? Let a...


Recent News Stories

Chief of staff visits Fort Wainwright Chief of staff visits Fort Wainwright
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno met leaders from across U.S. Army Alaska during his first trip to Fort Wainwright, Feb. 10.
USARAK brings equipment experts to cold USARAK brings equipment experts to cold
U.S. Army Alaska Soldiers live and work in the Arctic on a daily basis; they can’t quit when it is -30 F and neither can their equipment.
Spartans go Semper Fi in the Sierra Nevada Spartans go Semper Fi in the Sierra Nevada
Paratroopers assigned to Able Company, 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry are training in the high reaches of the Sierra Nevada range with Marines at the Marine...
Arctic Wolves validate new Army concept Arctic Wolves validate new Army concept
U.S. Army Alaska’s 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, “Arctic Wolves” from Fort Wainwright, Alaska, is assisting the National Training Center in validating a new...
Arctic Wolves migrate deeper into the desert Arctic Wolves migrate deeper into the desert
Soldiers from the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team “Arctic Wolves” disembarked from logistical support area Warrior in route to multiple tactical assembly areas at...
Arctic Wolves descend upon the desert Arctic Wolves descend upon the desert
From the last frontier U.S. Army Alaska’s Arctic Wolves will travel more than 3,484 miles and face an 80-degree temperature difference, in order to test their...


Recent Audio

Senator visits Alaska troops training in California
Winn Mete interviews Capt. Chase Spears about the newly elected U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan conducting his first visit with Maj. Gen. Michael Shields, commander of U.S....
Senator visits Alaska troops training in California
Winn Mete interviews Capt. Chase Spears about how the newly elected U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan conducted his first visit with Maj. Gen. Michael Shields, commander of U.S....
Being a TOW Gunner is cool
Winn Mete interviews Spc. Michael Roach from 1/25 SCBT “Arctic Wolves” about his job as a TOW gunner within the unit.
'Being a TOW gunner is cool!'
Winn Mete speaks to Spc. Micheal Roach, a gunner with 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, "Arctic Wolves" about working with TOW missiles.
1st SBCT begins realistic warfare training
Winn Mete talks to Lt. Col. Thomas Hough, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment commander, about his unit's deployment to the National Training Center.
Winn Mete interviews Lt Col. Thomas Hough
Radio host Winn Mete interviews Lt Col. Thomas Hough, battalion commander, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team “Arctic Wolves,”...


Recent Publications

The Wolves' Den - 04.02.2012
The Wolves' Den - 04.02.2012
ANSF Keep the Peace in Panjwa'i.
The Wolves' Den - 03.21.2012
The Wolves' Den - 03.21.2012
Soldier Survives Miracle Head Wound
The Wolves' Den - 03.19.2012
The Wolves' Den - 03.19.2012
March edition of the brigad newsletter for the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, "Arctic Wolves." The brigade is currently deployed to southern...
Security & Stability Journal - 03.19.2012
Security & Stability Journal - 03.19.2012
March issue of the Afghan National Security Forces Development journal from Task Force Arctic Wolves. This journal highlights lessons learned and effective techniques for...
Security & Stability Journal - 02.01.2012
Security & Stability Journal - 02.01.2012
The February issue of the Afghan National Security Forces development journal. This journal highlights lessons learned and techniques and tactics used by Security Forces...
The Wolves' Den - 02.01.2012
The Wolves' Den - 02.01.2012
The February issue of the Wolves' Den. The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division newsletter, bringing you stories, photos, and important information...


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A cornerstone of America's Army where Army values and mission-focused training coexist with the grandeur of life in Alaska to forge Ready Units, Strong families, and Arctic Tough Leaders. USARAK is an experience of a...