An MQ-9 Reaper assigned to the 214th Attack Group, Arizona Air National Guard, joined the skies over Alpena, Mich., flying training sorties in support of Northern Strike 19 at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, July 24, 2019. 2019 marked the remotely piloted aircraft’s historical debut at the joint force, multinational combat exercise.
Northern Strike 19 is a National Guard Bureau-sponsored exercise uniting service members from more than 20 states, multiple service branches and numerous coalition countries during the last two weeks of July 2019 at the Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center and the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, both located in northern Michigan and operated by the Michigan National Guard.
The accredited Joint National Training Capability exercise demonstrates the Michigan National Guard’s ability 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, together with the synchronization of fires in a joint, multinational, decisive action environment.
ALPENA, MI, UNITED STATES
Video by Tech. Sgt. Lealan Buehrer
182nd Airlift Wing