Bison Company, 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment, demonstrated readiness and resilience during their cold weather training in Bethel, Alaska, February 2-4, 2024.
This training marked a significant reunion for the Alaska Army National Guard infantry unit in Bethel, emphasizing the city's importance as a training ground that challenges Soldiers to adapt and excel in real-world scenarios.
240203-Z-CA180-1018.JPG Photo By: Balinda O’Neal

BETHEL, Alaska - Alaska Army National Guard Sgt. Tristan John, an infantryman from Kwigillingok, with Bison Company, 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment, stretches a guy rope to ground an arctic 10-man tent that will be used as a warming shelter near the Alaska Army National Guard Readiness Center in Bethel, Feb. 3, 2024. The Bison Company Guardsmen pulled an Ahkio Group, a sled with the tent and other squad cold-weather supplies, during their 5-kilometer snowshoe ruck march to the training area. (Alaska National Guard photo by Balinda O’Neal)


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