Camp Grayling – Winter Strike

Feature Photo was taken in April 2016 by Cpl. Ian Leones – Wikimedia Commons

Camp Grayling, a military training facility located near Grayling, Michigan, is the primary training facility for the Michigan National Guard and is the largest US National Guard training facility in the United States.

From Michigan National Guard – “Camp Grayling comprises 148,000 acres of four-seasons training lands, 337 square-km of restricted airspace, and up to 6000 Hz spectrum available. Camp Grayling supports the summer and winter Northern Strike joint exercises, and National Guard Exportable Combat Training Center Exercises. Camp Grayling provides premier facilities including a Combined Arms Collective Training Facility, two impact areas for indirect fire and aerial weapon systems up to 500-pounds, and three live-fire shoot houses. Specialized facilities include the Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site for pooled equipment, Multipurpose Range Complex capable of armor/crew served weapons and Combined Live Fire Exercise, and an Army Airfield with two 5,000-foot runways.”

The winter  “Northern Strike” joint exercises are currently underway. Check out this news story about the program.

Winter Strike Again Underway in Northern Michigan


Joint terminal air controllers from the 118th Air Support Operations Squadron from Badin, N.C., and soldiers from 2nd Platoon, Charlie Troop, 1-126 Cavalry Regiment, Michigan National Guard, Dowagiac, Mich., fly out on two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from 3-238th General Support Aviation Battalion, Grand Ledge, Mich., during Operation Northern Strike 2014 near Grayling, Mich., on Aug. 13, 2014. Operation Northern Strike 2014 is a joint multi-national combined arms training exercise conducted in Michigan. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Scott Thompson/released)

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