GRAYLING, Mich. — Earlier today the Michigan National Guard showcased Exercise Northern Strike at the renamed National All–Domain Warfighting Center.
The military training included participants from Camp Grayling Maneuver and Alpena Combat Readiness Training centers.
Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist talked about the multiple units and types of weaponry used and explained what contributes most to the Guard’s success.
This was the first year members of the community were invited to observe the joint fire demonstration which used A10 and F–16 aircraft as well as field artillery.
Northern Strike is the Department of Defenses’ largest annual joint exercise bringing thousands of participants and dozens of aircraft.
Major General Paul Rogers added that Michigan serves as the perfect training ground and said training in this realistic environment is necessary to oppose any future threat.