U.S., Canadian Troops Train

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Canadian Air Force Capt. Alan Lockerby, left, communicates with a CH-47 Chinook helicopter to coordinate a hasty evacuation while Canadian Army Sgt. Chad Walker holds a VS-17 marking panel during Operation Northern Strike 2014 near Rogers City, Mich., Aug. 6, 2014. Lockerby and Walker are tactical air controllers. The helicopter crew is assigned to the Illinois Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 238th General Support Aviation Battalion. The multinational training exercise is a combined arms event in Michigan.  National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Scott Thompson
  • U.S. and Canadian tactical air controllers listen for opposing forces while on their way to their objective during Operation Northern Strike 2014 near Rogers City, Mich., Aug. 6, 2014. The airmen are assigned to the Pennsylvania National Guard's 148th Air Support Operations Squadron. National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Scott Thompson
  • U.S. and Canadian tactical air controllers move through terrain while on the way to their objective during Operation Northern Strike 2014 near Rogers City, Mich., Aug. 6, 2014. National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Scott Thompson
  • Canadian Air Force Capt. Alan Lockerby radios an aircraft to coordinate close air support during Operation Northern Strike 2014 near Rogers City, Mich., Aug. 6, 2014. Lockerby is a tactical air controller. National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Scott Thompson
  • U.S. and Canadian tactical air controllers run toward a target location to secure their objective during Operation Northern Strike 2014 near Rogers City, Mich., Aug. 6, 2014. National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Scott Thompson
  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Devon Kuny and U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brent Beckner secure a simulated prisoner while conducting a target objective during Operation Northern Strike 2014 near Rogers City, Mich., Aug. 6, 2014. Kuny and Beckner are tactical air controllers assigned to the Pennsylvania National Guard's 148th Air Support Operations Squadron. National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Scott Thompson
  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Devon Kuny, right, and U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brent Beckner, center, provide cover while securing a target as Canadian Air Force Capt. Alan Lockerby, left, radios an aircraft to coordinate close air support during Operation Northern Strike 2014 near Rogers City, Mich., Aug. 6, 2014. Kuny and Beckner are tactical air controllers assigned to the Pennsylvania National Guard's 148th Air Support Operations Squadron. National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Scott Thompson
  • U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Dalton White, left, checks the wind speed for close air support while U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Thomas Vamvakos provides radio support during Operation Northern Strike 2014 near Rogers City, Mich., Aug. 6, 2014. White and Thomas Vamvakos are assigned to the Illinois National Guard's 169th Air Support Operations Squadron. National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Scott Thompson
  • U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Patrick Burke runs for cover during an ambush scenario with opposing forces during Operation Northern Strike 2014 near Rogers City, Mich., Aug. 6, 2014. Burkeis assigned to the Illinois National Guard's 169th Air Support Operations Squadron. National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Scott Thompson
  • U.S. airmen board a CH-47 Chinook helicopter after a close air mission during Operation Northern Strike 2014 near Rogers City, Mich., Aug. 6, 2014. The airmen are assigned to the Illinois National Guard's 169th Air Support Operations Squadron. National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Scott Thompson