U.S. and German air support squadrons conduct joint-exercise involving A-10C Thunderbolts IIs and F-16 Fighting Falcon for Close Air Support (CAS) training at Camp Grayling, Michigan. Ground-based Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) are the direct voice between the ground and air support, requiring deliberate, precise and timely decision-making. Exercises like this further the interoperability of coalition forces and better the communication and combat efforts of U.S. and foreign fighting forces.
Camp Grayling is the main training facility for the Michigan Army and Air National Guard. With 147,000 acres spanning three counties, it is the largest National Guard training facility in the country.
U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Kyle Saunders - December 2017 Video edited by USA Patriotism!