One of only five in the U.S. Army and the newest airborne brigade combat team, the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division is the only airborne brigade combat team in the Pacific Theater. Stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska the brigade shares in the history of the 25th Infantry Division along with 1st Brigade Combat Team (Stryker), 25th Infantry Division. (Although the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) isn’t subordinated to the division.)
Meanwhile, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, or J-Bear as it is known to most military members, is an amalgamation of the U.S. Air Force’s Elmendorf Air Force Base and the U.S. Army’s Fort Richardson, which were merged in 2010. The installation hosts the headquarters for the U.S. Alaskan Command, 11th U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army Alaska, and the Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region. The video contains footage of paratroopers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, participation in a U.S. Air Force heavy vehicle car and palletized heavy equipment drop from a large C-17 Plane on the base. Talk about heavy burdens.
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