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National Guard readiness training held at Ontonagon airport


August 20, 2018

Jan Tucker/Daily Globe

An A-10 circles the airspace over the Ontonagon Airport during a training exercise to practice rescuing a downed air crew member behind enemy lines.


ONTONAGON - The Ontonagon Airport, Schuster Field, was the scene of a simulated rescue mission as part of Operation Northern Strike 2018 hosted by the Combined Readiness Training Center in Grayling last week.

The largest National Guard training in the U.S. came back to northern Michigan with Operation Northern Strike at Camp Grayline and the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center. They were there to train over 6,000 members of the military from all over the globe for combat.

From air to the ground, personnel from nearly every branch of the military were i...

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