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  • 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

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  • 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.
  • CRW Airmen expand operational capabilities during Northern Strike

    The distinctive sound of aircraft propellers echoed over the airfield as dozens of aircraft arrived to take part in the joint and multi-national exercise called Northern Strike 2018 from Aug. 4 through 18.The 821st Contingency Response Group from Travis Air Force Base, California, deployed two small teams in support of the exercise. With one team
  • Northern Strike 2018

    “Each year, the training opportunities provided by Northern Strike get better and better,” said Col. John Miner, Alpena CRTC commander. “From all four Department of Defense components to our coalition partners, we've not seen another exercise that combines the multi-spectrum, multi-domain, and joint live-fire integration into one exercise like Northern Strike does.”
  • Initial phase of Alpena PFOS/PFOA investigation complete, confirms drinking water meets EPA standard

    Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center has received results from groundwater tests conducted last year to assess the risk for contamination related to the substances PFOS and PFOA. (Air National Guard photo by Sara Seymour/Released)
  • Col. John Miner: Training center's new leader excited, at home in Alpena

    ALPENA, Mich. – Col. John Miner took command of Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center in a ceremony held on base Nov. 28. He succeeds Col. Andrew Roberts, who had led the CRTC since 2014.The change of command ceremony was officiated by Maj. Gen. Leonard Isabelle, Commander of the Michigan Air National Guard, who offered Miner a charge.“I’m going
  • The President of the Republic of Latvia bestows rare medal to Col. J. Andrew Roberts

    LANSING, Mich. --The President of the Republic of Latvia, Raimonds Vejonis, presented the prestigious Order of Viesturs medal to Col. J. Andrew Roberts, commander of the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center and former bilateral affairs officer to Latvia, Friday, Sept. 23, at the Michigan National Guard, Joint Forces Readiness Center in
  • Michigan National Guard to host Northern Strike 2016

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