22 Apr 2007

PR# 2007-329

Incoming Alaska commander visits Task Force Grizzly

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Troops with Task Force Grizzly, mainly comprised of U.S. troops from Alaska, met their incoming commander in Alaska 19 April. 

Maj. Gen. Stephen Layfield visited here to let the troops know how proud he was of them for their service.

“This outfit has accomplished more than anyone could ever have hoped to expect,” General Layfield said.  “I’ve been in this country for 13 months, and I’ve watched with pride your accomplishments missions from start to finish.” he continued.

General Layfield is currently deputy commander of security with the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).  He will assume command of the U.S. Army Alaska in May.  The general will also serve as the deputy commander, U.S. Alaska Command, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

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