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Arctic military training returning to Northern Michigan during ‘coldest part of the year’
GRAYLING, MI – Military personnel from across the United States will be in Northern Michigan this month for Arctic training.
Northern will take place at Camp Grayling and the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center.
It is held annually during the coldest part of the year.
Snow, high winds, and single-digit temperatures are commonplace, allowing visiting units to train in subarctic conditions without the cost of traveling to more remote locations such as Alaska.
“Michigan has some of the best military training facilities in the country, which makes it the perfect place for visiting units and defense industry partners to work together in a complex, all-domain environment,” said Maj. Gen. Paul D. Rogers, adjutant general and director of the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. “Northern Strike is one of the reasons our state is receiving national recognition as an innovator in the future of warfighting.”
Camp Grayling is the USA’s largest National Guard facility for air and ground combat training.
The 147,000-acre facility spans parts of Crawford, Kalkaska and Otsego counties and includes 95 miles of forest roads.
What: Northern Strike (sometimes called Winter Strike)
When: January 20-30, 2023
Where: Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center (4 Howe Road, Grayling, MI 49739)