DONNELLY TRAINING AREA, Alaska – Soldiers from Alpha Company, 70th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, based at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, conduct unscheduled field maintenance on an M1132 Stryker Engineer Squad Vehicle in preparation for platoon external evaluations at Donnelly Training Area, near Fort Greely, Alaska, Sept. 15, 2017. (U.S. Army Photo by 1LT Charles Bierwirth
Members of Alpha Company, 49th Missile Defense Battalion, SGT Julio Velez and SPC Frank Segui manning the turret assess and engage simulated enemy combatants during an exercise held recently at Fort Greely. Global Lightning 2016 a force protection exercise that included protesters, emergency medical evacuation, infiltrators and building clearing is held annually at Fort Greely and tests the skills and abilities of both operations of the missile defense capabilities and the physical protection of the missile field. During Global Lightning 2016 the annual NORTHCOM exercise that includes the Ground based Midcourse defense program which is a capstone for the defense of North America against enemy missile launches and attacks to the Homeland.