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  • House & Senate passes Tuition Assistance for Michigan National Guard

    Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs   Michigan Army National Guard   Michigan Air National Guard   Veterans Affairs     3411 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.   Lansing, Mich. 48906   (517) 481-8141   Rick Snyder Maj. Gen. Gregory Vadnais   Governor Director and Adjutant General    

  • Alpena CRTC hosts 3rd Annual Honor Guard Training

    The Alpena CRTC hosted its 3rd annual Honor Guard Training May 12th thru May 16th 2014. Training was provided by the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base which lead to graduation ceremony on May 16th. Joining the Alpena CRTC was VanBuren Police Department, Alpena County Sheriffs Department, 110th AW from

  • Operation Northern Strike 2013: Joint Military Muscle in Michigan

    In one of the most comprehensive displays of military might in the modern history of the Great Lakes region, Operation Northern Strike 2013 brought together U.S. and international military personnel for two weeks of intense operational training at locations across northern Michigan in August

  • Alpena CRTC Faces Man-Power Reductions

    As lawmakers and politicians continue to debate over the current economic condition and sequestration situation, it is easy to forget how the implications of these programs can affect us close to home.The Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC) has been an integral part of the Alpena

  • Alpena CRTC Receives Coveted Award

    On 23 January 2013, the Air National Guard announced the winners for the highly coveted Air Force Organizational Excellence Award. The Air Force Organizational Excellence Award recognizes units for exceptionally meritorious service or outstanding achievement.The superb performance of the Alpena

  • Alpena CRTC Hosts 30th Annual Military Ball

    On 19 October, 2012, the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center hosted its 30th Annual Military Ball.  A proud tradition steeped in customs, courtesies and camaraderie, the Military Ball served as an opportunity to appreciate the rich history of the Alpena CRTC and celebrate the 375th birthday of

  • Northern Strike Exercise hosted at Alpena CRTC

    Nineteen Air National Guard units from seven different states will gather July 9-20, 2012 to participate in Northern Strike 2012.Northern Strike 2012 is an Air National Guard sponsored training exercise emphasizing air-to-ground operations that will prepare ANG, ARNG, and Active Component fighter,

  • Alpena CRTC - An Ideal Training Location

    Recently, the 113th Air Wing from Andrews Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., utilized the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center for ten days of Air-to-Ground Training.500 members of the wing's 121st Fighter Squadron and 201st Airlift Squadron arrived at the Alpena CRTC for the opportunity to train

  • CRTC Remembers Pearl Harbor

    VFW Post 2496 organized Alpena's second annual Pearl Harbor Memorial Service on December 7, 2011. Members of the local sheriff department, city police officers, firefighters and local military members commemorated the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with a ceremony to remember the