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113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. RES. 290

Recognizing the centennial of Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center in the State of Michigan.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 9, 2013

Mr. Benishek (for himself, Mr. Dingell, Mr. Peters of Michigan, Mrs. Miller of Michigan, Mr. Bentivolio, Mr. Levin, Mr. Huizenga of Michigan, Mr. Rogers of Michigan, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Walberg, and Mr. Camp) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services


RESOLUTION

Recognizing the centennial of Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center in the State of Michigan.

Whereas Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center in the State of Michigan was established by an act of the Michigan Legislature on May 2, 1913, with an initial grant of land from Grayling timber industrialist Rasmus Hanson;

Whereas Camp Grayling is the largest National Guard training facility in the United States, spanning 147,000 acres of training land;

Whereas Camp Grayling provides over 200 full-time jobs to Michigan residents and generates over $20 million annually in local economic impact;

Whereas Camp Grayling annually trains over 10,000 members of National Guard units from Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio and members of regular and Reserve units of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard;

Whereas over 100 law enforcement agencies train at Camp Grayling as part of the Northern Michigan Law Enforcement Training Group;

Whereas units of the Canadian Armed Forces train at Camp Grayling, and Camp Grayling is also used by visiting Armed Forces from Latvia, the United Kingdom, Hungary, and Serbia;

Whereas Camp Grayling served as the pre-mobilization training site for thousands of members of the Armed Forces who participated in Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Noble Eagle, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom;

Whereas Camp Grayling has received recognition and numerous awards at the local, State, and national level for its environmental stewardship, including the guardianship of two federally protected species found on installation training lands;

Whereas Camp Grayling facilities and ranges are able to support a full spectrum of virtual and digital military training activities, from individual weapons qualification to complex armor, artillery, urban assault, counter-IED, and close air support operations; and

Whereas since the attacks on September 11, 2001, hundreds of thousands of members of the National Guard, many of whom received training at Camp Grayling, have been called upon by their States and the Federal Government to provide security at home and combat terrorism abroad: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

(1) thanks the civilians and members of the National Guard who have staffed and maintained Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center in the State of Michigan for their service and unique contribution to the security of the United States;

(2) honors and supports the compassionate, courageous, and dedicated members of the National Guard who serve a critical role in protecting the United States and its citizens’ freedoms and treasured liberties; and

(3) congratulates Camp Grayling for 100 years of sterling service.