Governor Snyder visits Northern Strike 2016

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is greeted by the Adjutant General of the Michigan National Guard, Maj. Gen. Gregory Vadnais, to begin a tour of training exercises being conducted during Northern Strike 2016 at the Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center in Grayling, and the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center in Alpena, Aug. 10, 2016. Northern Strike 16 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 three weeks of August 2016 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. (Michigan National Guard photo by Sgt. Brandon Ames/Released)

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Story written by Angela Simpson, JFHQ Public Affairs

LANSING, Mich.– Michigan Governor Rick Snyder flew north from Lansing on Wednesday, to the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, in Alpena, and to the Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center, in Grayling, Aug. 10, 2016, to observe military capability-building in action during exercise Northern Strike 2016.

“The Michigan training grounds for military members, law enforcement, and other security-related groups at Camp Grayling and Alpena CRTC are outstanding,” Snyder said. “I’ve met men and women from all over the world here today, working together to improve their skills. The work that went into planning Northern Strike 2016 is evident in the value military members say they are getting from their time spent here.”

Northern Strike 16 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 three weeks of August 2016 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.

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