DIYALA, Iraq – The commanders and command sergeants major from both the new Coalition unit entering the Diyala province of Iraq and the unit leaving the province met with Sheik Abu Ikhlaas, an influential local Iraqi leader Oct. 24.

The purpose of the meeting was to help bridge the transition with the local Iraqi population and 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. The commander of the 1st SBCT, Col. Burt Thompson, stated his brigade is committed to working toward and achieving the same goals as the Dragoons of 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment.

The Arctic Wolves plan to pick up where the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment left off, continuing to remain committed to the safety and security of Diyala province.

The Arctic Wolves relieved 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment of responsibility for Diyala.

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