Alaska's Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson's 4-25 serving in Afghanistan recently got a visit from Senator Dan Sullivan.

He spent the weekend meeting with deployed members of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division of Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson (JBER) and Alaska-based members of the Air Force.

As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. Sullivan traveled overseas to get a look at the United State's strategy for Afghanistan. He said it was an honor to meet the servicemembers of the 4-25.

"These Arctic tough warriors, trained in some of the most challenging and diverse landscapes in the world, continue to prove to the Army and Pentagon leadership why they are a pivotal asset to address emerging security challenges in the Asia-Pacific, the Arctic, and around the world. Across the board, the reports were glowing – the Spartan men and women are doing an incredible job and proving every day that – as Gen. Mark Milley stated – they are ‘one of the most trained and ready units in the entire United States Army."

While Sullivan was there, he also held meetings with senior military leaders to get updates on anti-terrorism efforts.

the senator thanked the service men and women for their deployment, and spending the holidays away from their families.

“I commend the 4-25 for all they are doing. Being away from family and loved ones is always difficult, but being deployed over the holidays is especially difficult,” Sullivan said. “We owe them a great deal of gratitude and appreciation for conducting a critical mission that protects the citizens of the U.S. by preventing terror from once again establishing a foothold in the region.”

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