US, Latvian TACPs join forces for Operation Northern Strike
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. John M. Oliver (left), tactical air control party specialist with the 169th Air Support Operations Squadron, and Latvian 1st Sgt. Modris Circenis, TACP with the Latvian National Armed Forces, communicate with a team flanking an enemy position during a reconnaissance mission at Operation Northern Strike in Grayling Air Gunnery Range, Grayling, Mich., Aug. 14, 2014. Northern Strike was a 3-week-long exercise led by the National Guard that demonstrated the combined power of joint and multinational air and ground forces. TACPs with the Air National Guard’s 169th ASOS from Peoria, Ill., and more than 5,000 other armed forces members from 12 states and two coalition nations participated in the combat training. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer/Released)

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Photo by: Staff Sgt. Lealan BuehrerReleased |  VIRIN: 140814-Z-EU280-040.JPG