Northern Strike

NORTHERN STRIKE is a National Guard Bureau sponsored exercise that provides accessible readiness building opportunities for units from all services to achieve or sustain proficiency in conducting mission command, air, sea, and ground maneuver integration, and the synchronization of fires in a joint, multinational, operational decisive action/major combat operations (ODA/MCO) environment that is scalable to unit resource levels.  

Uddanne og øve dansk og lettisk LINFKMP i multinational ramme under anvendelse af færdigheder og kompetencer Hjemmeværnet har i sin struktur. 
Udbrede kendskabet til dansk hjemmeværns kapaciteter og faglige niveau. 

 Lidt historie

An important person in the history of Grayling is Rasmus Hanson. Hanson was born in 1846 in Denmark and immigrated to the United States in 1867 at age 16. This is when he began work in the lumber field. Two years later he, along with E. N. Salling and Nelson Michelson, organized the first Salling-Hanson Company. 

After nearly 50 years of service, the Salling Hanson Company had shut down its operation in January 1927. He was a successful entrepreneur and created many businesses in Northern Michigan. Along with being one of three lumber barons of Northern Michigan, Hanson owned the Michigan Sugar Company and the Bay City Sugar Company. 

In 1916, he donated 13,826 acres of cut-over land in Crawford County to the state of Michigan for use as a forest game preserve and military reservation. This land became the first state-owned game preserve. The area south of Lake Margrethe (named in honor of Hanson’s wife, Margrethe) continues to be used as a National Guard base that serves Michigan, Ohio and Indiana guards. 

Since 1947 Grayling has been the starting point of the Au Sable River Canoe Marathon, which is held every year on the last weekend of July. This is the longest non-stop canoe race in North America.​




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