Stryker Batallions Delayed

May 28, 2020

The return of about 200 Stryker Brigade soldiers who’d been scheduled to arrive today (Friday) at Fairbanks International Airport has been delayed. An Army spokesperson said Thursday night that due to flight delays, the Fort Wainwright-based soldiers will be arriving later this weekend.

The Strykers are returning from nine-month of duty in Iraq, Syria and Kuwait. The flight arriving this weekend will be the first of several that’ll bring back a total of about 2,000 soldiers who’d been deployed as part of what the Pentagon calls Operation Inherent Resolve.