Welcome to Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center
The Alpena CRTC, a year-round training facility, located north of the 45th parallel, 6 miles west of Alpena, Michigan, welcomes your group. Co-located on the Alpena County Regional Airport, this site offers the finest training facilities coupled with moderate spring and summer temperatures that are best suited for training. Additionally, winter temperatures offer maximum training potential for cold weather scenarios.
Our Air National Guard Medical Readiness Training School, Security Forces Training and Regional Fire Training sites offer unique training opportunities, limited only by your imagination! Additional Air National Guard units in close proximity to Alpena may enhance your deployment scenarios.
Our goal is to provide a conducive environment in which you can successfully complete your training requirements. Come see why Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center is called:
"THE GEM OF THE NORTH"
Our Mission Statement
The Alpena CRTC provides premier support, facilities, instruction and airspace to Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Coalition and emergency responders to meet the mission requirements of Combatant Commanders and Civil Authorities.
The Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center aspires to be the premier Air National Guard training environment providing unparalleled mission support, facilities and equipment to all who pass through our gates or airspace.
Core & Specialty Mission Sets
20,000+ Personnel Trained Annually (Joint and Coalition)
When Air National Guard units are not mobilized or under federal control, they report to the governor of their respective state, territory (Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands) or the commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard. Each of the 54 National Guard organizations is supervised by the adjutant general of the state or territory. Under state law, the Air National Guard provides protection of life, property and preserves peace, order and public safety. These missions are accomplished through emergency relief support during natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and forest fires; search and rescue operations; support to civil defense authorities; maintenance of vital public services and counterdrug operations.
Air National Guard Federal Mission
The Air National Guard's federal mission is to maintain well-trained, well-equipped units available for prompt mobilization during war and provide assistance during national emergencies (such as natural disasters or civil disturbances). During peacetime, the combat-ready units and support units are assigned to most Air Force major commands to carry out missions compatible with training, mobilization readiness, humanitarian and contingency operations such as Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
Inside Alpena CRTC
Alpena CRTC Capabilities
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
Instruct Set-up and Operation of Expeditionary Medical Support System (MRTS)
CBRNE Medical Casualty Course
Grayling Range Capabilities
Live Fire capable Range, Score Capable Arrays, Heated Targets
JDAM Approved Targets
Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) Instructors on staff Full-Time
Co-Located with Army National Guard Artillery Range
JTAC Simulator for Distributed Mission Operations (DMO)
Joint Threat Emitter (JTE) Adjacent to Impact Area
Multiple Villages & Urban Areas for Theater-Specific Training
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