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Operation Northern Strike 2014
Capt. Armands Rutkis, a Joint Tactical Air Controller from the Latvian armed forces, marks a drop zone with smoke to allow a C-130 Hercules to drop simulated cargo during Operation Northern Strike 2014 near Rogers City, Mich. on Aug. 5, 2014. The C-130 is based with the 182nd Airlift Wing in Peoria, Ill. Operation Northern Strike 2014 is a joint multi-national combined arms training exercise conducted in Michigan. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Scott Thompson)