Welcome to 2nd Brigade Combat Team

Aloha and Welcome!

On behalf of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, congratulations on your assignment in the beautiful state of Hawaii. It is an honor to have you join our "Warrior" Family and we look forward to serving with you. The 2nd BCT has a storied history that dates back to World War I and includes service in World War II, Korea, and multiple tours in Iraq. As a Stryker Brigade, we are one of our Army and nation's premiere fighting formations and are "America's Landpower Strength for the Pacific". Located at Schofield Barracks on the island of Oahu, we pride ourselves on focusing on people as our center of gravity and accomplishing the mission with honor and integrity. We are confident that your addition to the team will only strengthen this tradition of excellence.

The work here is challenging as we prepare to support our nation in conflict so know that you will work hard toward this end. We pride ourselves on having Soldiers and units that are: Disciplined – Empowered – Integrated – Decisive. However, do not lose perspective of the fact that you are in paradise among the wonderful Hawaiian Isles. Work hard and find time to enjoy your unit, fellow Soldiers, Family and friends.

Hawaii is a place full of sunshine, incredible beaches, and a feeling of "Ohana" (Family). As you respect the native culture, history, and traditions, we hope that you too will be able to feel the warmth that service and life in Hawaii provides both physically and spiritually. From the great swells of the North Shore, to the fantastic tropical waterfalls of Molokai, to the pristine beaches of Maui, we encourage you to take advantage of the many natural beauties that Hawaii has to offer.

Again, it is great to have you on the team and we look forward to serving with you and your Family. You should be hearing from a sponsor as your arrival date approaches or worse case, immediately upon assignment to your unit. At any time feel free to contact the Brigade S1 for any additional details at (808) 655-0290.

JEFFREY D. SWEEZER
Command Sergeant Major
Brigade CSM

DAVID B. WOMACK
Colonel, Infantry
Commanding

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