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  • A helping paw: Michigan Air National Guard partnership provides venue for multinational K9 law enforcement training

    We come back here every year because of the experience of the handlers,” said Christopher Topacio, a master K9 trainer with the Oakland County Sherriff’s department in the greater Detroit area. “The Alpena CRTC is set up perfectly for this kind of work. We can have stations set up and keep them away from other working areas and move people through in progressions.”
  • Ohio Guard trains for rapid water rescues in Alpena

    The 178th Fire and Emergency Services out of Ohio completed all aspects of rescue training while at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center
  • Northern Strike Hooah Video

    Northern Strike highlights the capabilities of Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center and the Michigan National Guard. This video showcases many of the states and international partners who participated, as well as the training that took place between July 21 and August 3, 2019. 
  • Huron County search and rescue drill ensures lifesaving readiness during Northern Strike 19

    Photo By Staff Sgt. Jacob Cessna | A HH-60 Pave Hawk from the 101st Rescue Squadron, New York Air National Guard, lands while responding to a simulated combat search and rescue scenario during Northern Strike 19, July 31, 2019, Ubly, Mich. Northern Strike 19 is a National Guard Bureau-sponsored exercise uniting service members from more than 20 states, multiple service branches and seven coalition countries during the last two weeks of July 2019 at the Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center and the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, both located in northern Michigan and operated by the Michigan National Guard. The accredited Joint National Training Capability exercise demonstrates the Michigan National Guard’s ability to provide accessible, readiness-building opportunities for military units from all service branches to achieve and sustain proficiency in conducting mission command, air, sea and ground maneuver integration, together with the synchronization of fires in a joint, multinational, decisive action environment (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jacob Cessna/released)
  • Latvian Army JTAC Soldiers train with Air National Guard Security Forces during Northern Strike 19

    Photo By Master Sgt. Matt Hecht | A joint terminal attack controller from Latvia reacts to enemy fire while on a training mission with Airmen from the Georgia Air National Guard’s 116th Security Forces Squadron during Northern Strike 19 in Rogers City, Mich., July 30, 2019. Northern Strike 19 is a National Guard Bureau-sponsored exercise uniting service members from more than 20 states, multiple service branches and numerous coalition countries during the last two weeks of July 2019 at the Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center and the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, both located in northern Michigan and operated by the Michigan National Guard. The accredited Joint National Training Capability exercise demonstrates the Michigan National Guard’s ability to provide accessible, readiness-building opportunities for military units from all service branches to achieve and sustain proficiency in conducting mission command, air, sea, and ground maneuver integration, together with the synchronization of fires in a joint, multinational, decisive action environment. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt Hecht)
  • Historic MQ-9 flight in Michigan sets stage for integrated, joint fires training at Northern Strike 19

    Photo By 1st Lt. Andrew Layton | MQ-9 Reaper maintenance personnel assigned to the 214th Attack Group, Fort Huachuca, Ariz., celebrate after the MQ-9 makes its initial flight from Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich., July 18, 2019. The MQ-9's historic first launch into Michigan's national airspace comes just ahead of the aircraft's participation in exercise Northern Strike 19, the DoD's largest annual joint, reserve component readiness event. Northern Strike is a Joint National Training Center accredited exercise, sponsored by the National Guard Bureau, to provide accessible, readiness-building opportunities for units from all branches of military service to achieve or sustain proficiency in conducting mission command, air, sea, and ground maneuver integration, including the synchronization of fires in a joint, multinational, decisive action, major combat operations environment that is scalable to meet unit resource levels.
  • MIANG Airspace Media Release

    ALPENA, Mich. – A proposal to update military training airspace around Grayling Aerial Gunnery Range will help ensure the readiness of Air National Guard flight crews nationwide, according to ANG leaders at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center. The proposal would modify and create new Military Operating Areas (MOAs) in the Alpena Special Use
  • Missing person rescue, other good works attributed to Alpena K9 seminar

    “These are paid working dog handlers from law enforcement, military, firefighting, private security, and hospital security,” said Terry Foley, president of the NAPCH. “This year, we have working dog teams from 28 states and Canada.”
  • K-9 units get hands-on training at annual workshop

    Click here for Video: https://youtu.be/_mLXqMh79kk
  • Safety First

    Northern Strike 18 is a National Guard Bureau-sponsored exercise uniting over 5,000 service members from many states, multiple service branches, and nine coalition countries during the first three weeks of August 2018 at the Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center and the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, both located in northern Michigan and operated by the Michigan National Guard. The accredited Joint National Training Capabilities exercise demonstrates the Michigan National Guard's ability to provide accessible, readiness-building opportunities for military units from all service branches to achieve and sustain proficiency in conducting mission command, air, sea, and ground maneuver integration, together with the synchronization of fires in a joint, multinational, decisive action environment.
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