Fifth-Gen in the MidWest

Once a year, Volk Field Air National Guard Base in Wisconsin springs to life and becomes home to the aircraft participating in Exercise Northern Lightning, as Ivan Voukadinov reports.

EXERCISE REPORT Northern Lightning 2017

NORTHERN LIGHTNING is a tactical-level exercise that began in the early 2000s and has been growing ever since. This year’s exercise was held between May 1 and May 12. It attracted around 35 aircraft and 1,500 military personnel from the US Air Force, Air National Guard (ANG), Navy and Marines, of which around 500 deployed to Volk Field.

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