Camp Grayling was founded in 1913 when local lumber baron, Rasmus Hanson, donated over 13,000 acres to the State of Michigan for military training. Camp Grayling has since grown to 147,000 acres that spans over three counties of maneuver area, state-of-the-art ranges, and modern support facilities, making it the largest National Guard training center in the country.
As a premier, world class Joint Maneuver Training Center, Camp Grayling is a leader in providing efficient, unparalleled customer-focused service and the highest level of modern training. Support resources are scheduled year-round to provide a wide range of high-quality training service members, emergency responders and private-sector customers worldwide. Training sites have unique combinations of resources that provide a wide variety of training scenarios to meet unit readiness requirements. Large artillery, mortar, tank ranges and maneuver courses are among the highlights of Camp Grayling.
Grayling Army Airfield has two 5,000' x 150' runways. Runway 14 has three instrument approaches to it: GPS, NDB, and VOR, however the FAA is currently building GPS approaches to all runways. The airfield possesses Class D airspace when the Grayling Air Traffic Control Tower is open, uncontrolled airspace when the tower is closed.
Grayling Army Airfield currently possesses a Certificate of Authorization from the FAA to fly the RQ7B Shadow on the Airfield and in the Class D airspace. The Class D airspace overlaps R4201B providing a clear corridor from Grayling AAF to the restricted airspaces to the northwest of the airfield.
The General Aviation area is north of Grayling Army Air Field. There is ample parking on the GA ramp, an eight-bay T hangar building, a terminal building. The self-serve fuel farm boasts a 10,000 gallon 100LL (AVGAS) tank and a 12,000 gallon JetA with Prist tank.