Michigan hosts Exercise Northern Strike military training

Posted at 8:50 AM, Aug 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-01 08:50:16-04

GRAYLING, Mich. (AP) — Military units from Michigan, Latvia, Canada and Poland are participating in August in training called Exercise Northern Strike.

They’ll be in Michigan for the training that combines air and ground combat capability drills. The exercise starts Monday and runs through Aug. 20. The Michigan National Guard says the first few days are mostly buildup for the exercise before it gets into full swing Aug. 7.

The Guard says about 5,000 military members will participate. Briefings will take place during the training at Camp Grayling and most of the military members involved will be operating from the camp or the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center.

Live-fire exercises involving small arms, mortars, artillery and aerial are planned.