In -56 fahrenheit degree wind chill temperatures, U.S. Army Paratroopers from 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry got to work. About 250 miles north of the Arctic Circle, paratroopers with the U.S. Army 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division jumped near Deadhorse, Alaska during Operation Spartan Pegasus.
Operation Spartan Pegasus is an extreme cold weather exercise to demonstrate the U.S. Army’s ability to rapidly deploy forces in an extreme cold weather environment and move on an objective. This is the first operation north of the Arctic Circle for the Armored Infantry Combat Brigade Team known as the Spartan Brigade.
Here, Spartan paratroopers from the Alaska-based 25th Infantry Division’s 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conduct an airborne operation as part of the Spartan Brigade’s training for rapid insertion into any environment in the Pacific. Those are some very cool temperatures to go with very cool exercises!