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Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, patrol a neighborhood where insurgents have been known to be operating in Mosul, Iraq, in October 2005.  
172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team

Soldiers: 3,800

Home fort: Fort Wainwright, Alaska

Deployed to: Northern Iraq

Units: The brigade includes the following units: 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment; 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment; 4th Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment; 4th Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment; 172nd Brigade Support Battalion; 52nd Anti-Tank Company; 562nd Engineer Company; 21st Signal Company; and the 572nd Military Intelligence Company.

Duties: Known as the "Arctic Wolves," the 172nd is the Army's third Stryker Brigade Combat Team. The brigade fields the Army's new Stryker armored wheeled vehicle, designed to maneuver more easily in close and urban terrain while providing protection in open terrain.

In Iraq, the 172nd Stryker Brigade is responsible for combat operations in northern Iraq, including the city of Mosul. The brigade relieved the the 25th Infantry Division's 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team in September 2005.

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