Strykers gear up for deployment training in frigid conditions

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Even in ice and snow, the soldiers at Fort Wainwright are always ready for the call.
Julia Laude suited up to see what kind of mission the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat team is training for now.
Julia Laude; Reporting>>: The soldiers of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat team prepared today for a journey down to Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson.
Preparing their Stryker vehicles, this group is practicing to make sure if the time comes, that they are deployment ready.
Captain Timothy Harting; Company Commander, Bravo 1-24>>: "Part of this exercise is ensuring that we have the right techniques in place to overcome those environmental challenges and still be able to respond and meet our mission requirements. We can exercise our assigned mission task at any time but if we can't get to the fight then it's largely irrelevant."
Julia Laude; Reporting>>: The troops will be at J-BEAR for three weeks working on squad line fire.
The main star and primary tool for these soldiers are their Stryker vehicles.
This readiness machine can move a 50 caliber machine gun with ease and according to Sargent Nicholas Koroluck, it seems almost invincible.
Sgt. Nicholas Koroluck; Weapons Squad Leader>>: "It is used to take out light armed vehicles, buildings, if we have to shoot through a wall, we're able to do that with these types of rounds."
Julia Laude; Reporting>>: These soldiers will be traveling via railroad, while another group will depart from Eielson Air Force Base in airplanes.
This is Julia Laude reporting.