What is Happening at the Alpena CRTC

(courtesy photo by John Johnston/released)
Senior Master Sgt. Jeremy Wohlford (left), Michigan Air National Guard Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year for 2017-2018, and Tech. Sgt. Justin Smith (right), Michigan Air National Guard Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year for 2017-2018, were honored at the Michigan National Guard's annual Memorial Pass and Review, Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center, Mich., Aug. 24, 2018. Both are assigned to Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich.
Grayling, Mich. -- An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 107th Fighter Squadron, Michigan Air National Guard, drops two Mark 82 bombs, during an operational readiness assessment at the Grayling Aerial Gunnery Range, near Grayling, Mich., Aug. 3, 2018. More than 500 Citizen-Airmen and 12 A-10's of the 127th Wing ANGB mobilized for a simulated deployment for an ORA that created opportunities to practice their proficiency while being assessed for wartime tasks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. David Kujawa) — at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center.
Master Sgt. James Dunn, Fuels Superintendent for Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich. Dunn has been the fuel superintendent for 16 years and has served as part of the armed forces in different refueling missions for 36 years. Click on image for full story.
The Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center Fire Department assists fire fighters from the Ohio National Guard, Tennessee National Guard, Latvia, Estonia, and Bulgaria in a night burn training exercise. The firefighters have been working closely to optimize their skills during Northern Strike 18.
Visits with airmen and soldiers participating in exercise Northern Strike at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich., Aug. 15, 2018.
ALPENA – Over 6,000 military men and women pour 2-million dollars into the local economy from Operation Northern Strike–alone–every year.
Chief Master Sgt. Jerome Torres, Airfield Manager, Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich., oversees the flight line during Northern Strike 18, Alpena, Mich., Aug. 14, 2018
Lt. Gen. Leonids Kalnins, Chief of Defense, National Armed Forces of Latvia, receives a memento from Col. John Miner, Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich., on Aug. 13, 2018 at the Carmeuse Calcite Quarry, Rogers City, Mich. In 2018, Michigan and Latvia are celebrating their 25th year of collaboration under the U.S. National Guard Bureau's State Partnership Program (SPP). (Air National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Andrew Layton/released)
Lt. Gen. Leonids Kalnins, Chief of Defense, National Armed Forces of Latvia, visits with Maj. Gen. Leonard Isabelle, Commander, Michigan Air National Guard, and Lt. Col. Dustin Budd, Michigan National Guard Bilateral Affairs Officer
Pararescue specialists with the 103rd Rescue Squadron, Westhampton Beach, New York, parachute into a simulated hot landing zone at the Carmeuse Calcite Quarry, Rogers City, Mich., Aug. 11, 2018. This allows them a safe environment to hone their landing skills.
World War II veteran, Claude Cawood, gives a high five after firing the M777 Howitzer, Aug. 9, 2018 at Camp Grayling, Mich.
Marines with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, standby for transportation to another range during Exercise Northern Strike at Camp Grayling, Mich
Soldiers from the 1-296th Infantry Battalion, Puerto Rico National Guard, and security forces from Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich., participated in a base defense exercise, Aug. 9, 2018, Northern Strike 18.
Exercise TURBO DISTRIBUTION continued this week with units from 123rd Contingency Response Group and 690th Rapid Port Opening Element. Hundreds of Airmen participated in the exercise over the last two weeks.
Firefighters from Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center and the Estonian air force participate in a familiarization course for rotary-wing aircraft during exercise Northern Strike 18
an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot from the 107th Fighter Squadron, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., returns from a flight mission during an operational readiness assessment at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center on July 30, 2018.
Marshals in a pilot in an A-10 Thunderbolt II, 107th Fighter Squadron, also from Selfridge, at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center during an operational readiness assessment on July 30, 2018
Security Measures
Today, firefighters from Michigan, Tennessee, Bulgaria, Estonia, and Latvia participated in a high-angle rescue course at Alpena CRTC. There has been a rich collaboration between multinational first responders here this summer, culminating with their participation in exercise Northern Strike 18.
Infantry Marines with the 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Division from Grand Rapids, Mich.
Infantry Marines with the 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Division from Grand Rapids, Mich., worked as opposing forces during simulated defense procedures and ambushes against Joint Terminal Attack Controllers from the German Army and Air Force teamed with soldiers from the 1-296th Infantry Battalion, Puerto Rico
Infantry Marines with the 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Division from Grand Rapids, Mich., worked as opposing forces during simulated defense procedures and ambushes against Joint Terminal Attack Controllers from the German Army and Air Force, teamed with soldiers from the 1-296th Infantry Battalion, Puerto Rico National Guard.
Marines from Company A, 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, 4th Marine Division, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve, Norfolk, Va.
An HH-60M MEDEVAC Black Hawk Helicopter begins landing as part of medical evacuation training for the 294th Medical Company based out of Washington, Iowa, August 6, 2018, Camp Grayling, Michigan. The 294 Medical Co. is training in support of Northern Strike 18.
U.S. Army soldiers, airmen, and British Soldiers make conversation prior to conducting medical evacuation training . The 294 Medical Co. is training in support of Northern Strike 18.
Latvian Firefighters receive training as first responders and vehicle extrication during Northern Strike 18.

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

Resources

WELCOME TO THE ALPENA CRTC

LIKE US ON  FACEBOOK

ALPENA CRTC BROCHURE

ALPENA CRTC ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY STATEMENT

Alpena PFOS Response

Draft EA for the Grayling Temporary MOA

Scheduling & Coordination Forms

 Services Rates

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 provided to view and to request scheduling of our facilities.                                                   Please contact scheduling for any scheduling questions or requests at (989)354-6546. DNS 741-6546.

PASS & ID 

    CPL Pamphlet

    Event Access Requirement

    Training Function Access Req.

SERVICES

OPERATIONS


CONFERENCES & CLASSROOMS

MISSION SUPPORT GROUP
              
FIRE TRAINING & STATION 

GRAYLING AIR GUNNERY RANGE

SECURITY FORCES


VEHICLE MAINTENANCE

Social Media

Facebook Twitter
DYK: Aircraft have lifespans! Like humans, they require check-ups in the form of maintenance inspections to prolong their ability to fly. These "checks" prevent in-flight system failures which ultimately protects aircrew and passengers. Learn more from the 86th Maintenance Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany on what it takes to correct issues so aircraft can stay airborne.
WATCH: United States Air Force pilots talk about the importance of Exercise Saber Strike 18 as they refuel over the Baltic Sea on June 18, 2018. Saber Strike 18 is a long-standing training exercise designed to enhance interoperability between the U.S. and our allies. The training focused on improving land and air operational capabilities between the U.S. and our NATO allies. (U.S. Air National Guard video by: Master Sgt. Wolfram M. Stumpf)
Check out some shots from yesterday's All-Star Armed Services Classic Championship softball game in Washington, D.C. This event, part of MLB’s All-Star Week, pays tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces. Washington Nationals U.S. Army
Air Force and U.S. Army coed softball teams render military honors during the playing of the National Anthem during the All-Star Armed Services Classic Championship softball game, Washington, D.C., July 13, 2018. This event, part of MLB’s All-Star Week, pays tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces. Washington Nationals
Great way to lead by example!
The United States Air Force is facing a pilot shortage. To help solve the challenge, the Aircrew Crisis Task Force was recently created to provide strategic direction and actionable recommendations to senior leaders on how to solve the aircrew manning crisis. FULL STORY: https://go.usa.gov/xUb3z
Your United States Air Force news: ✓ A B-52 crew assists in a search and rescue operation off the coast of Guam ✓ An Afghan pilot class graduates in the Czech Republic ✓ The Air Force is using innovative approaches to training pilots to make the process faster and more efficient
Now that’s how weathermen work! Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters fly weather reconnaissance missions into Tropical Storm Chris and Tropical Storm Beryl. http://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1569944/hurricane-hunters-fly-tropical-storms-beryl-chris/
The F-22 Raptor's combination of stealth, supercruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionics, coupled with improved supportability, represents an exponential leap in warfighting capabilities. The F-22 cannot be matched by any known or projected fighter aircraft. Maintaining these aircraft can involve a bit of a learning curve. Airmen at KadenaAirBase use past technology to help learn how to work with the undefeated Raptor. FULL STORY: http://www.kadena.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1567295/hard-to-raptor-head-around/
Help us out! Can you caption this photo?
The B-52 Stratofortress has sniper pods that provide improved long-range target detection/identification and continuous stabilize surveillance for all missions, including close air support of ground forces. Air Force Global Strike Command crew members on a B-52 were able to spot a historic Pacific Island style canoe so that the U.S. Coast Guard could rescue the six passengers!
For the past 60 years, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has continually helped us maintain a technological edge against our advarsaries. Together with the Air Force Research Laboratory - AFRL, a fusion of ideas is leading to newly highlighted innovations.
SOUND ON! Celebrate freedom with the sound of freedom! Happy Independence Day!
#ICYMI: @SecAFOfficial toured @Team_Tinker and announced the expansion to the base's mission. https://t.co/2PtZCOdJr3
RT @388fw: Pilots from the 388th Fighter Wing and @419fw prepare for takeoff as part of a combat power exercise today at @HAFB to prove the…
#ICYMI: @GenDaveGoldfein visits #Colombia, stresses importance of maintaining close ties to key Latin America ally.… https://t.co/wzu0R6AYHF
Help us jump into a new week by captioning this #USAFPhoto! https://t.co/ClULiNzllT
.@DMAFB's Propulsion back shop pushes forward to reach a goal not seen in years. https://t.co/xJXi3rw0FY https://t.co/tEHSGV84JS
Check out this view of a #USAF #F35 from @HAFB after being refueled by a #KC10 Extender from @jointbasemdl, over Te… https://t.co/ovZwFG9Iju
#AirForce Master Sgt. Patrick McKenna loves being able to work with his hands. Learn about this crew chief's story… https://t.co/DNoiYcC2tH
Four hearts, one soul: Family builds bond through love for horse. #Airmen #AirForce @USAF_ACC @JBLEnewshttps://t.co/UCbD4tfIbE
How do you get supplies and aid to remote islands? With an air-bridge of course! @AndersenAFBGuam #Airmen work w/… https://t.co/zEUfMyE4P6
An #F16 receives fuel from a #KC135 assigned to the 28th Expeditionary Aerial Refueling Squadron in support of Oper… https://t.co/CYG4ee8bo1
#ICYMI: #AirForce Vice Chief of Staff delivers remarks during an AFA seminar. https://t.co/gYT3UMPmtr https://t.co/0tr3D1RjfQ
A #USAF aircrew performed airdrop operations from a #C130 Hercules assigned to the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squa… https://t.co/MfbkuySF8a
.@KunsanAirBase and 38th Fighter Group strengthen alliance through US-ROKAF Friendship Day. https://t.co/tdybfYWs8a https://t.co/IwGAM9yima
A #USAF #F16 receives fuel from a #KC135 w/the 28th Expeditionary Aerial Refueling Squadron in support of Operation… https://t.co/9ufagbwXmp
To enhance their ability to adapt, train and integrate, Wisconsin @AirNatlGuard #Airmen conducted aerial refueling… https://t.co/nzCMePgXU7
BREAKING: The #AirForce announces bases to support #B21 Raider mission. @Team_Tinker @EdwardsAFBhttps://t.co/j92e7uKAro
14-year-old Fallon Emery, a cancer warrior, was recognized for her fighting spirit as #AirmanForADay.… https://t.co/cVaKy4anEb
#ICYMI: #AirForce Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson recognized Cadet 2nd Class Kyle Haak as Cadet of the Y… https://t.co/djHw2rBNFL