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  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.”
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