Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center to host annual exercise

Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center will host the annual Northern Lightning Counterland exercise.

Northern Lightning runs August 12-23 and includes nearly 1,000 personnel from approximately 20 active duty Air Force, National Guard, Navy and Marine Corps units.

August’s edition of the exercise is the second iteration of Northern Lightning this year, the first of which occurred in May.

Pilots and air crews participating in Northern Lightning can expect to operate in a contested environment with adversary aircraft, electronic jamming and simulated surface-to-air threats, and such training is critical to building readiness for the threats and missions the nation faces.

The general public can expect to see an increase in aircraft activity in and around the Camp Douglas area August 12-23. Those living in the following counties can anticipate increased military flight operations in the airspace: Adams, Brown, Calumet, Clark, Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Jackson, Marathon, Marquette, Monroe, Outagamie, Portage, Sauk, Sheboygan, Trempealeau, Waupaca, Winnebago, and Wood.

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