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"Gem of the North"
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Largest Training Airspace East of the Mississippi

The Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center is your destination of choice for full-spectrum operations and four-season joint training.


  The Alpena CRTC prides itself on being able to adapt and accommodate any needs from any type of unit. If you are interested in utilizing the Alpena CRTC for training, please contact us for information.

Whether you come to the Alpena CRTC to, perfect your fire fighting skills, enhance your security credentials or utilize the Grayling Air-to-Ground Range, you can be assured that your mission will be a success.

The Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center is one of four training installations in the country.  The Alpena CRTC boasts the largest airspace east of the Mississippi, has 147,000 acres available for ground maneuver units.

The Alpena CRTC is the second organization in the National Guard to be certified as a Joint National Training Center.  The base has three JTE's, offers JTAC Training, operates a JTAC 4m Dome Simulator.
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The Grayling Air Gunnery Range features over 147,000 acres of joint use maneuver and impact range space with multiple village and urban areas with over 200 live and dry targets.

Within this vast complex, the Grayling Air Gunnery Range is busy directing aircraft, building targets, working runway repair and most importantly, training Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC's).

One of the key components used to assist in Joint Terminal Attack Controller training is the 4M dome JTAC Simulator.  Each year the Grayling Range trains more than 200 JTACs and Joint Fires Observers from the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines and coalition nations, using live and simulated training.
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MetaVR, the organization that designed the simulator, has focused on the Grayling Air Gunnery Range as a test site for thier program.  To fully understand the 4M dome JTAC Simulator and learn more about the program, follow this link.
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The Alpena CRTC welcomes the opportunity to work with your group and wants to ensure that your mission objectives are met while on our installation. To make the scheduling process simple and precise, please utilize the links below to request scheduling of our facilities. 

Please contact scheduling NCO for any scheduling questions or requests at (989)354-6392. DNS 741-6392.

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DSN Prefix 741-6XXX
Base Exchange 989-354-6272
General Questions 989-354-6203
MWR 989-354-6536
River Club 989-354-6279
Scheduling 989-354-6392
Services/Lodging 989-354-6316
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Alpena CRTC
5884 A Street
Alpena, MI.49707
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  • Certified Joint National Training Center
  • Billeting / Dining Facilities for 1000+ Personnel
  • Conference Facilities for 800+ Personnel
  • Configurable Operations, Maintenance & Support
  • Ramp for Three (3) Flying Squadrons
  • All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Training Areas
  • Combat Arms Training System
  • Rifle / Pistol Ranges
  • Instrumented Air-to-Air Ranges (ACTS)
  • 3 x JTE (Joint Threat Emitter)
  • Large Airspace Complex
  • Drop Zones & Assault Landing
  • Military Operations On Urban Terrain (MOUT)
  • Previous AFIT CE School Instructors - Airfield Pavement, HVAC, Energy Manager

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