US, Latvian TACPs join forces for Operation Northern Strike
Latvian Capt. Armands Rutkis (left) and Cpl. Janis Gabranis (right), both tactical air control party specialists with the Latvian National Armed Forces, carry U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Lance A. Liggett to a medical evacuation point after a simulated roadside bomb explosion 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-EU280-227.JPG