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Murkowski Welcomes Home First of the 1st Stryker, 25th Infantry Division

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Murkowski today personally shared a “Welcome Home” message with roughly 200 soldiers of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division that returned home to Fort Wainwright after a year-long deployment:

“I want to join all your friends, all your family in welcoming you home, to our brave Arctic warriors.  Know that you have done a phenomenal job serving us as you have been over in Afghanistan this past year.  We are proud of you as a Nation, we are certainly proud of you as Americans.  What you have been up against for the past year is tough, it’s rigorous.  It has been a difficult time and we know that.  We share the grieving and the loses for those that will not be returning home.

“As you return to the great north, and as the promise of spring begins to pop through all of the snow and the temperatures begin to warm, know that you warm our hearts with the service that you have provided our country.  The commitment, the dedication, the professionalism; we are extraordinarily proud of you. Welcome home, Arctic warriors.”

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