Murkowski's December 2011 Newsletter to Alaskans

| December 5, 2011 | 0 Comments
Murkowski December Newsletter 2011

Murkowski December Newsletter 2011

“Arctic Tough” 4/25th Deploys to Afghanistan

Excerpt from Lisa Murkowski’s Newsletter – click on image to go to Lisa’s website.

Last week, I had the honor of attending the deployment ceremony of the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.   As 3,500 soldiers prepare to spend up to a year in Afghanistan, I joined with our Alaskan community to thank them for their service and wish them success in their upcoming mission.

Below are some excerpts from my remarks to the Spartans.

“Every American soldier is an ambassador of American exceptionalism. You are a cut above the rest. Arctic tough, resilient and brave. Blessed with strong officers and NCOs, you fight with your hearts and you fight with your brains.”

“I have a few words for our Spartan families. We all appreciate that life does not stop while your loved ones are on deployment. Over the next year you will have your share of blessings and your share of challenges. Sometimes these challenges will seem overwhelming. But there’s help at hand no matter how great the challenge seems.

To watch my full remarks click here, for pictures from the deployment ceremony click here.

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