Before the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team – now the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division – left Iraq, the Army was already busy planning for its return to the Army’s “Ready Force Pool” and future missions.
Before the unit could be considered ready, a major reset – or complete overhaul of equipment and re-stationing and training of personnel – had to be accomplished fast enough to allow incoming personnel to train on the necessary equipment and in the proper training strategies.
The normal timeline for resetting and retraining a brigade is a year, including six months for equipment reset, said Chris Hoskinson, U.S. Army Alaska deputy G-4.
Alaska’s Stryker Brigade Combat Team has been given four months for the equipment reset process.
The 172nd is the brigade that was held over for extended duty in Baghdad last summer. They’re finally home and now have less time than normal to get back into top shape.
The reset is scheduled to be complete by June. I think they should be getting the big-gunned Stryker Mobile Gun Systems (MGS) by then. (via Stryker Brigade News)