1437th Multi-role Bridge Company (MRBC) out of Sault Saint Marie (Upper Peninsula of Michigan) and Chinooks from B. Co., 3rd Battalion, 238th Aviation Regiment, Grand Ledge, MI., slingload improved ribbon bridge bays for aerial delivery and raft construction as part of Michigan’s Emergency Management Agency’s plan. #MichiganNationalGuard #notjustnorthernstrike
World War II veteran, Claude Cawood and Maj. Gen. Gregory J. Vadnais, Adjutant General and Director of Military and Veterans Affairs for the Michigan National Guard, pose for a photo with Rhode Island Army National Guard Soldiers from Battery A, 1st Battalion, 103rd Field Artillery Regiment, after firing the M777 Howitzer at Camp Grayling, Mich., Aug. 9, 2018. Cawood, a former section chief on the M105 Howitzer, who served three years in the Philippines had an opportunity to visit Soldiers supporting the Northern Strike exercise.
Exercises such as #NorthernStrike help our state partner, the Baltic country of Latvia, to be ready to defend it's hard won independence. Combat Cameramen from Latvia have been coming to Michigan for the past few years to document the Latvian Army participating in the exercise. Now it's our turn to tell their story.
#Ģimene #GuardFamily #Latvija
We are, and always will be, grateful.
Our Michigan aircraft once again representing! Nice pic!
On August 1, 2012, Sgt. Kyle McClain, 25, of Rochester Hills, Mich. died of combat wounds sustained in Afghanistan. McClain was assigned to the 507th Engineer Battalion, 177th Military Police Brigade out of Kalamazoo, Mich.
Our brothers and sisters on the West Coast are working hard to protect the homeland from devastating wildfires in California and Oregon. Please keep them in your thoughts! We are proud of you all!