With much anticipation, the Michigan National Guard has been preparing for the accredited Exercise Northern Strike 2017 after such outstanding success from last years Northern Strike 2016. While Northern Strike 16 was known for the nations largest multinational life fire exercise, Maj. Gen. Gregory Vadnasis and the Michigan National Guard work hard to ensure the exercise continues to grow in numbers for all future Northern Strike Exercises. It is so important to have cohesion between all branches of the United States Military, and this is the greatest way to showcase our performance at a real-time pace.
Northern Strike 17 is a National Guard Bureau-sponsored exercise uniting approximately 5,000 Army, Air Force, Marine, and Special Forces service members from 20 states and three coalition countries during the first couple weeks of August 2017 at the Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center and the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, both located in northern Michigan. The exercise strives 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, and the synchronization of fires in a joint, multinational, decisive action environment.
The Michigan National Guard is proud to welcome back the 5,000 Army, Air Force, Marine, and Special Forces service members from 20 states and three coalition countries, along with many more additional units, as they will participate in Exercise Northern Strike 2017.
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Northern Strike website: http://ns.minationalguard.com/