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  • Emergency managers update skills in Michigan gathering

    ALPENA COMBAT READINESS TRAINING CENTER, Mich. --Air Force emergency management specialists from six states gathered in northern Michigan recently to update and hone their skills.The 39 Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Airmen came from nine different air wings in the Upper Great Lakes region

  • Alpena CRTC: Michigan's 'Gem of the North'

    SELFRIDGE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mich. --With 147,000 acres of land available for ground maneuver and the largest piece of air space east of the Mississippi, the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center provides Michigan with a unique and valuable asset for the warfighter.On any given day at

  • 85 tons in 48 hours

    ALPENA COMBAT READINESS CENTER, Mich. -- Proving their ability to quickly and safely move anybody, anything, anywhere, nine Selfridge Airmen recently loaded dozens of Michigan Army National Guard soldiers and some 85 tons of equipment - including four large artillery pieces - into cargo aircraft for

  • Michigan National Guard to conduct Operation Northern Strike

    Aircraft from more than a dozen military units will be operating in northern Michigan over the next several weeks as part of a major training exercise organized by the Michigan National Guard.More than 5,000 Soldiers, Airmen and Sailors will participate in the third annual Operation Northern Strike

  • Ohio firefighters get it right at Alpena CRTC

    ALPENA, Mich. - Slow down, talk about it and do it right.That was the focus for about two dozen Ohio Air National Guard firefighters during a weeklong training exercise at an air base in northern Michigan."Being in Alpena gives us time, that's the biggest thing," said Master Sgt. Joshua Wendling, a

  • Air traffic controllers go from "zero to 60" at Operation Northern Strike

    As an air traffic controller at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Frisch has days where the peaceful, relatively slow pace of northern Michigan can quickly be ramped up by the arrival of multiple types of fast-moving military aircraft.     "We're a plug-and-play unit," said Frisch.

  • Roberts Takes Command at The Alpena CRTC

    ALPENA -Lt. Col. J. Andrew Roberts of Gaylord was sworn in as the commander at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center during a Michigan Air National Guard assumption-of-command ceremony August 1st 2014.Roberts is replacing Col. Bryan Teff, who is now serving as the 127th Wing Mission Support

  • Alpena CRTC Approved for $10million for Project

    In a recent interview with Major Corey Enderby at the Alpena CRTC he further explained the $10 million dollar project. The Main Parking Apron at the Alpena CRTC is in need of desperate attention due to its failing structure. This is no little project and at this time the project is still in the