Alpena CRTC Grayling Air Gunnery Range Fact Sheet

Camp Grayling
Grayling, MI

Camp Grayling Grayling, MI

Joint Terminal Attack Controllers engage in training exercises at Grayling Air Gunnery Range.

Joint Terminal Attack Controllers engage in training exercises at Grayling Air Gunnery Range.

The Grayling Air Gunnery Range provides over 147,000 acres of joint use ground maneuver and impact range space.

The Grayling Air Gunnery Range provides over 147,000 acres of joint use ground maneuver and impact range space.

An A-10 Bomber flies over Grayling Air Gunnery Range as he prepares to complete a bombing mission.

An A-10 Bomber flies over Grayling Air Gunnery Range as he prepares to complete a bombing mission.

A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter maneuvers into position after a CH-47 Chinook helicopter lands at the Grayling Air Gunnery Range during Operation Northern Strike, Aug. 13, 2014. Both aircraft are operated by the Michigan Army National Guard. Twenty-four units from 12 states and two coalition partners will participate in the three-week event. Operation Northern Strike will occur from Aug. 4 - 22, 2014, at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center and Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center. Over 300 Total Force fighter, bomber, mobility, and rotary sorties are planned in support of live fire exercises in order to meet stated objectives for participating units. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)

A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter maneuvers into position after a CH-47 Chinook helicopter lands at the Grayling Air Gunnery Range during Operation Northern Strike, Aug. 13, 2014. Both aircraft are operated by the Michigan Army National Guard. Twenty-four units from 12 states and two coalition partners will participate in the three-week event. Operation Northern Strike will occur from Aug. 4 - 22, 2014, at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center and Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center. Over 300 Total Force fighter, bomber, mobility, and rotary sorties are planned in support of live fire exercises in order to meet stated objectives for participating units. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)

Soldiers assigned to gun two, Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 119th Artillery Regiment, Michigan National Guard, fire the M777A1 howitzer during the eXportable Combat Training Capability Exercise held at the Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center, Mich., July 18, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jeremy Miller/Released)

Soldiers assigned to gun two, Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 119th Artillery Regiment, Michigan National Guard, fire the M777A1 howitzer during the eXportable Combat Training Capability Exercise held at the Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center, Mich., July 18, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jeremy Miller/Released)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 127th Wing, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich. drops live Mark 82, 500 pound bombs during Operation Northern Strike 2014 near Grayling, Mich. on Aug. 8, 2014. Operation Northern Strike 2014 is a joint multi-national combined arms training exercise conducted in Michigan. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Scott Thompson/released)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 127th Wing, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich. drops live Mark 82, 500 pound bombs during Operation Northern Strike 2014 near Grayling, Mich. on Aug. 8, 2014. Operation Northern Strike 2014 is a joint multi-national combined arms training exercise conducted in Michigan. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Scott Thompson/released)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. John M. Oliver (right), a tactical air control party specialist with the 169th Air Support Operations Squadron, calls in close-air support after taking small-arms fire from enemy forces during a reconnaissance mission at Operation Northern Strike in Grayling Air Gunnery Range, Grayling, Mich., Aug. 14, 2014. Northern Strike was a 3-week-long exercise led by the National Guard that demonstrated the combined power of joint and multinational air and ground forces. TACPs with the Air National Guard’s 169th ASOS from Peoria, Ill., and more than 5,000 other armed forces members from 12 states and two coalition nations participated in the combat training. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer/Released)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. John M. Oliver (right), a tactical air control party specialist with the 169th Air Support Operations Squadron, calls in close-air support after taking small-arms fire from enemy forces during a reconnaissance mission at Operation Northern Strike in Grayling Air Gunnery Range, Grayling, Mich., Aug. 14, 2014. Northern Strike was a 3-week-long exercise led by the National Guard that demonstrated the combined power of joint and multinational air and ground forces. TACPs with the Air National Guard’s 169th ASOS from Peoria, Ill., and more than 5,000 other armed forces members from 12 states and two coalition nations participated in the combat training. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer/Released)

Tactical air control party specialists with the 169th Air Support Operations Squadron watch for air support on the Grayling Air Gunnery Range during evening operations at Operation Northern Strike in Grayling, Mich., Aug. 13, 2014. Northern Strike was a 3-week-long exercise led by the National Guard that demonstrated the combined power of joint and multinational air and ground forces. TACPs with the Air National Guard’s 169th ASOS from Peoria, Ill., and more than 5,000 other armed forces members from 12 states and two coalition nations participated in the combat training. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer/Released)

Tactical air control party specialists with the 169th Air Support Operations Squadron watch for air support on the Grayling Air Gunnery Range during evening operations at Operation Northern Strike in Grayling, Mich., Aug. 13, 2014. Northern Strike was a 3-week-long exercise led by the National Guard that demonstrated the combined power of joint and multinational air and ground forces. TACPs with the Air National Guard’s 169th ASOS from Peoria, Ill., and more than 5,000 other armed forces members from 12 states and two coalition nations participated in the combat training. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer/Released)

Tactical air control party specialists with the 169th Air Support Operations Squadron observe a target zone as the A-10 Thunderbolt II they called in flies in for close-air support at Operation Northern Strike in Grayling Air Gunnery Range, Grayling, Mich., Aug. 14, 2014. Northern Strike was a 3-week-long exercise led by the National Guard that demonstrated the combined power of joint and multinational air and ground forces. TACPs with the Air National Guard’s 169th ASOS from Peoria, Ill., and more than 5,000 other armed forces members from 12 states and two coalition nations participated in the combat training. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer/Released)
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Tactical air control party specialists with the 169th Air Support Operations Squadron observe a target zone as the A-10 Thunderbolt II they called in flies in for close-air support at Operation Northern Strike in Grayling Air Gunnery Range, Grayling, Mich., Aug. 14, 2014. Northern Strike was a 3-week-long exercise led by the National Guard that demonstrated the combined power of joint and multinational air and ground forces. TACPs with the Air National Guard’s 169th ASOS from Peoria, Ill., and more than 5,000 other armed forces members from 12 states and two coalition nations participated in the combat training. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer/Released)

A CH-47 Chinook descends on a landing zone to pick up TACPs from the U.S. Air Force 169th Air Support Operations Squadron and the Latvian National Armed Forces after a reconnaissance mission at Operation Northern Strike in Grayling Air Gunnery Range, Grayling, Mich., Aug. 14, 2014. Northern Strike was a 3-week-long exercise led by the National Guard that demonstrated the combined power of joint and multinational air and ground forces. TACPs with the Air National Guard’s 169th ASOS from Peoria, Ill., and more than 5,000 other armed forces members from 12 states and two coalition nations participated in the combat training. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer/Released)
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A CH-47 Chinook descends on a landing zone to pick up TACPs from the U.S. Air Force 169th Air Support Operations Squadron and the Latvian National Armed Forces after a reconnaissance mission at Operation Northern Strike in Grayling Air Gunnery Range, Grayling, Mich., Aug. 14, 2014. Northern Strike was a 3-week-long exercise led by the National Guard that demonstrated the combined power of joint and multinational air and ground forces. TACPs with the Air National Guard’s 169th ASOS from Peoria, Ill., and more than 5,000 other armed forces members from 12 states and two coalition nations participated in the combat training. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer/Released)


FACILITY
- Over 147,000 acres of Joint use ground maneuver and impact range space
- 4 meter dome Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) simulator
- Live drop runway damage repair sight for Civil Engineers maintainers
- Multiple villages and urban areas with over 200 live and dry targets
- Private bunk rooms with Gym, bathrooms and showers (For on-duty personnel only)

CAPABILITIES
- Live fire! 20mm, 30mm, rockets, MK-82 (live 500 pound), GBU-12 (live/inert) GBU-31-38 (inert)
- Scoring capable arrays, heated targets
- In place JTAC Instructor and Evaluators
- Joint Forward Observer (JFO) trainers
- Remote Operator Video Enhanced Receiver (ROVER) capable
- Night Vision Goggles (NVGs) capable
- IR and Laser marking capable
- Digital Close Air Support Capable
- Remote and Vehicle launched Smoky SAMs
- Situational Awareness DataLink (SADL)
- Secure voice and Havequick capable