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  • 174th MXG hot-pit maintenance key to Northern Strike 20

    ALPENA, Mich. – A significant portion of Northern Strike’s joint fires readiness training depends on airpower and the close air support it provides. These capabilities are present, thanks in large part to a unique team of maintainers from the New York Air National Guard’s 174th Maintenance Group,

  • Northern Strike exercise shifts to real-world response

    ALPENA, Mich. – On the afternoon of July 21, a historic icon of Alpena, Michigan, went up in flames.The John A. Lau Saloon and Restaurant, a local institution since the late 1800s, was once a favorite hangout for lumberjacks and Great Lakes shipping crews as they passed through Northern Michigan.