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Exercise Objectives

NORTHERN LIGHTNING:

VISION: Deliver a premier Air National Guard joint training environment replicating today’s battle space with current and future weapons platforms.

OBJECTIVE: Provide a tactical level, joint training exercise emphasizing user defined objectives resulting in tailored, scenario based, full-spectrum, high-end training.

FOCUS: Opposed Air Interdiction and Close Air Support against a highly integrated air defense system composed of relevant surface-to-air and air-to-air threats in a contested/degraded operational (CDO) environment.

MISSIONS: Offensive/Defensive Counter Air (OCA/DCA), Suppression/Destruction of Enemy Air Defense (SEAD/DEAD), and Close Air Support (CAS)

Emphasis placed on Joint integration of 4th and 5th generation assets from the Air National Guard, Air Force, Navy and Marines

Contact Information:

Exercise Director: Col Bart “BVR” Van Roo, DSN 724-4578, bart.t.vanroo.mil@mail.mil

Exercise Coordinator: SMSgt Travis Skowronski, DSN 871-1480, travis.d.skowronski.mil@mail.mil

Public Affairs: Capt Eric Dunford, DSN 871-1774, eric.r.dunford.mil@mail.mil

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