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Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG)

Operational Calendar
SAR operations, criminal investigations, & field-training operations

2017

  • April 16, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Hallaxs Case, Luce & Chippewa Counties, Michigan
  • August 15, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Schepke case, Presque Isle County, Michigan
  • August 14-15, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Wilson case, Kalkaska County, Michigan
  • August 13-14, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Hepworth Case, Wexford & Lake Counties, Michigan
  • August 12-13, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Mosher case, Kalkaska & Missaukee Counties, Michigan
  • August 11, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Granroth case, Houghton County, Tapiola, Michigan
  • August 10, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Hintta case, Ottawa National Forest, Houghton County, Kenton, Michigan
  • August 8-9, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Granroth case, Houghton County, Tapiola, Michigan
  • August 3, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Dymond case, Marquette County, National Mine, Michigan
  • July 31 - August 1, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Hintta case, Ottawa National Forest, Houghton County, Kenton, Michigan
  • July 31, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Bliss case, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Sawyer County, Draper, Wisconsin
  • July 29-30, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Hintta case, Ottawa National Forest, Houghton County, Kenton, Michigan
  • July 27-28, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Bliss case, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Sawyer County, Draper, Wisconsin
          > Graphic: 1
  • July 26-27, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Glenn case, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Florence County, Draper, Wisconsin
  • July 24-25, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Dymond case, Marquette County, National Mine, Michigan
  • July 22-23, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Gray case, Olympic National Park, Jefferson County, Washington
  • July 16-19, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation with National Park Service (NPS), Moore case, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Alger County, Munising, Michigan
    July 14-15, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Dymond case, Marquette County, National Mine, Michigan
  • July 12, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Pattison case, Ottawa National Forest, Ontonagon County, Mass City, Michigan
  • July 10-11, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Hintta case, Ottawa National Forest, Houghton County, Kenton, Michigan
          > Album: 1
  • July 9, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Pattison case, Ottawa National Forest, Ontonagon County, Mass City, Michigan
  • July 8-9, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Granroth case, Houghton County, Tapiola, Michigan
          > News Media: 1; Albums: 1, 2
  • July 4, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Dymond case, Marquette County, National Mine, Michigan
  • July 2, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Lewis case, Ontonagon County, Greenland, Michigan
  • July 2, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Hintta case, Ottawa National Forest, Houghton County, Kenton, Michigan
  • July 1, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Bliss case, Sawyer County, Draper, Wisconsin
  • June 30, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Wilson case, Kalkaska County, Michigan
  • June 20-23, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Hallaxs case, Luce & Chippewa Counties, Michigan
  • June 11, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Hallaxs case, Luce & Chippewa Counties, Michigan
  • June 7-10, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Schepke case, Presque Isle County, Michigan
         > Album: 1, 2
  • June 4, interview with true-crime author for book about murder/dismemberment of Chris Regan: Cold — From the Inside
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    Graphic: 1; Facebook page: Cold From the Inside
  • May 31, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Wilson case, Kalkaska County, Michigan
  • May 30, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Mosher case, Kalkaska & Missaukee Counties, Michigan
  • May 29, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Wilson case, Kalkaska County, Michigan
  • May 26-28, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Schepke Case, Presque Isle County, Michigan
  • May 18-21, National Association for Search & Rescue (NASAR) Advanced Search & Rescue (ADSAR) class, and SAR TECH 1/Crew Leader Certification, Mountain, Wisconsin
          > Graphic: 1
  • May 14, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Lewis case, Ontonagon County, Greenland, Michigan
  • May 11-13, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Hintta case, Houghton County, Kenton, Michigan
          > Album: 1
  • May 10, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Hintta case, Houghton County, Kenton, Michigan
  • May 9, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Lewis case, Ontonagon County, Greenland, Michigan
  • May 6-8, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Granroth case, Houghton County, Tapiola, Michigan
  • May 3, second interview with Discovery TV production company inquirying about MibSAR participating in a new docu-series, one that would have MibSAR assisting in the search for missing persons in a U.S. National Park
  • April 28-30, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Hallaxs Case, Luce & Chippewa Counties, Michigan
         > Photo Album: 1
  • April 27, first interview with Discovery TV production company inquirying about MibSAR participating in a new docu-series, one that would have MibSAR assisting in the search for missing persons in a U.S. National Park
  • April 25-26, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Regan case, interviews with WJMN Local 3 TV station in Marquette and Iron river, Michigan for an upcoming special on MibSAR's contribution to the successful investigation and prosecution of the suspects charged with the murder and dismemberment of the Chris Regan
         > Six-part half-hour TV show: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
  • April 22-23, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Granroth case, Houghton County, Tapiola, Michigan
         > Graphic: 1
  • April 20-22, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Bray Case, Dickenson County, Michigan, and Marinette County, Wisconsin
         > After paddling 7.5 miles against the current and up to 25-mph headwinds on the floodstage Menominee River, Team MibSAR
            was able to locate Andy Bray. Photo album: 1; News media: 1, 2, 3, 4
  • April 13-19, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Schepke Case, Presque Isle County, Michigan
  • April 10-11, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Bray Case, Dickenson County, Michigan, and Marinette County, Wisconsin
  • April 8-9, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Schepke Case, Presque Isle County, Michigan
  • April 6-7, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Henegan Case, Luce County, Michigan
  • March 30, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Schepke Case, Presque Isle County, Michigan
  • March 29, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Mosher Case, Kalkaska & Missaukee Counties, Michigan
  • March 26-28, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Hepworth Case, Wexford & Lake Counties, Michigan
  • February 22 to March 4, 11-day Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) Arctic Ocean extreme-cold-weather SAR training operation: Arctic Ocean SAR Expedition, upper reaches of Onakawana River, James Bay (Lower Hudson Bay, Arctic Ocean), Ontario, Canada. Includes driving and insertion/extraction days.
         > Photo Album: 1, 2
  • February 21, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Chris Regan case, testify in Iron County Circuit Court, Crystal Falls, Michigan
         > After a 3-week trial in Iron County Circuit Court, one of the suspects in the premeditated, first-degree murder and
            dismemberment of Chris Regan was found guilty on all counts.
  • February 9, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Chris Regan case, Iron County Circuit Court, Crystal Falls, Michigan
  • January 20-24, 5-day Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) cold-weather training operation, Kingston Plains, Alger County, Michigan
         > Photo Album: 1
  • January 17-18, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Clark Case, Houghton County, Hancock, Michigan
  • January 14, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Granroth case, Houghton County, Tapiola, Michigan
         > Photo Album: 1

2016

  • December 26, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Mosher case, Kalkaska & Missaukee Counties, Michigan
  • December 22-24, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Granroth case, Houghton County, Tapiola, Michigan
         > Photo Album: 1
  • December 18, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Granroth case, Houghton County, Tapiola, Michigan
  • December 12-15, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Granroth case, Houghton County, Tapiola, Michigan
         > Media: 1, 2; Photo Album: 1, 2, 3
  • December 7-10, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Granroth case, Houghton County, Tapiola, Michigan
  • December 2-4, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Granroth case, Houghton County, Tapiola, Michigan
         > Graphic
  • November 30, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Granroth case, Houghton County, Tapiola, Michigan
  • November 26-27, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Granroth case, Houghton County, Tapiola, Michigan
         > News Media: 1, 2
  • November 21-25, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Granroth case, Houghton County, Tapiola, Michigan
         > News Media: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • November 18-19, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Mosher case, Kalkaska & Missaukee Counties, Michigan
  • November 12-13, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Clewley case, Chippewa County, Paradise, Michigan
  • November 9-11, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Hallaxs case, Chippewa County, Munising, Michigan
  • November 6, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG), Malvika Dehsmukh's funeral service, Deshmukh case, Marquette County, Marquette, Michigan
         > Graphic
  • November 3-5, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Deshmukh case, Alger County, Munising, Michigan
  • October 31 - November 1, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Hallaxs case, Chippewa County, Munising, Michigan
  • October 29-30, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Clewley case, Chippewa County, Paradise, Michigan
  • October 24-27, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Deshmukh case, Alger County, Chatham, Michigan
  • October 22-23, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Deshmukh case, Alger County, Chatham, Michigan
  • October 11-19, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) Canadian Expeditionary SAR Operation, Linklater case, James Bay, Arctic Ocean, Northern Ontario, Canada
         > Photo album: 1
  • October 9, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Deshmukh case, Manistee County, Bear Lake, Michigan
  • October 7, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Deshmukh case, Alger County, Munising, Michigan
  • October 5-6, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) joint investigation with Southern Michigan Search and Response K-9 Unit, Deshmukh case, Alger County, Chatham, Michigan
  • October 3-4, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Deshmukh case, Alger County, Chatham, Michigan
  • October 1, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Deshmukh case, Alger County, Chatham, Michigan
  • September 21-29, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) Canadian Expeditionary SAR Operation, Linklater case, James Bay, Arctic Ocean, Northern Ontario, Canada
         > Photo Album: 1
  • September 19-21, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) Canadian Expeditionary SAR Operation, Paven case, Arctic Ocean Watershed, Northern Ontario, Canada
  • September 13, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Chris Regan case, Iron County District Court, Crystal Falls, Michigan
  • September 11-12, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Chris Regan case, Iron River, Michigan
  • September 4-5, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Mosher Case, Kalkaska & Missaukee Counties, Michigan
  • September 1-4, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Hepworth Case, Wexford & Lake Counties, Michigan
  • August 28-29, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Mosher Case, Kalkaska & Missaukee Counties, Michigan
  • August 24-27, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Hepworth Case, Wexford & Lake Counties, Michigan
  • July 30 to August 1, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Hallaxs case, Luce & Chippewa Counties, Michigan
        > Photo Album: 1
  • July 24-28, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Taylor case, Marquette County, Michigan
  • July 20-22, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) Wilderness Swift-Water Canoe Training Operation, Fox & Manistique Rivers, Schoolcraft County, Michigan
        > Photo Album: 1
  • July 8, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Taylor case, Marquette County, Michigan
  • June 27 to July 3, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) Canadian Expeditionary SAR Operation, Iroaga and Calayca cases, Northern Ontario, Canada
        > Photo Album: 1
  • June 12, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Gauthier case, Marquette County, Michigan
  • June 3, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Gauthier case, Marquette County, Michigan
  • May 20, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Gauthier case, Marquette County, Michigan
  • May 23-26, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Regan case, Iron County, Michigan
  • May 20, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Gauthier case, Marquette County, Michigan
  • May 18-20, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) joint investigation with Iron River PD, Iron County Sheriff, Michigan State Police, and K-9 One SAR, Regan case, Iron County, Michigan
  • May 17, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Gauthier case, Marquette County, Michigan
  • May 11, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Hallaxs case, Chippewa County, Michigan
  • May 8, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Waisanen case, Marquette County, Michigan
  • May 7, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) joint investigation with Iron River PD and Canine Search Solutions, Regan case, Iron County, Michigan
        > Graphic: 1;
  • May 5-6, 2016, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Waisanen case, Marquette County, Michigan
  • May 2-3, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) joint investigation with Iron River PD and Delta Force PI, Regan case, Iron County, Michigan
        > Graphic: 1; News Media (homicide arrest): 1
  • April 26-27, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) joint investigation with Southern Michigan K-9 Search Response Unit, Waisanen case, Marquette County, Michigan
        > Graphic: 1; Photo Album: 1
  • April 25, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Waisanen case, Baraga County, Michigan
  • April 22-23, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Waisanen case, Marquette County, Michigan
        > Graphic: 1; Photo Album: 1
  • April 19, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Gauthier case, Marquette County, Michigan
  • April 17, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Linklater Case, Northern Ontario, Canada
  • March 30 to April 1, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) joint investigation with Iron River PD, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Michigan State Police, Iron County Sheriff, and K-9 One SAR, Regan Case, Iron County, Michigan
        > Graphic: 1; Photo Album: 1; News Media: 1
  • March 26, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Gauthier case, Marquette County, Michigan
  • December 4-6, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) field training operation (tracking), Marquette & Baraga Counties, Michigan
  • November 24-25, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) joint investigation with Iron River PD, Chris Regan case, Iron County, Michigan
  • November 20, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Mosher Case, Kalkaska & Missaukee Counties, Michigan
  • November 14-15, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) joint investigation with Iron River PD, Canine Search Solutions, and a Wisconsin county sheriff, Chris Regan case, Wisconsin
  • November 11, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Kathy Wilcox case, Otsego, Michigan
  • November 9, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Mosher Case, Kalkaska & Missaukee Counties, Michigan
  • November 1-6, 6-day Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) wilderness SAR operation, Chris Hallaxs case, Chippewa County, Michigan
        > Graphic: 1
  • October 29-30, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Chris Regan case, Iron River, Michigan
  • October 24-28, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) wilderness training operation, McCormick Tract, Marquette & Baraga Counties, Michigan
  • October 16-18, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) wilderness SAR operation, Mosher Case, Kalkaska & Missaukee Counties, Michigan
  • October 13-14, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) joint investigation with Iron River PD and the FBI's USERT and ERT teams out of Washington, D.C., and Detroit, respectively, Chris Regan case, Iron River, Michigan
        > Graphic: 1; Media: 1, 2, 3
  • October 10-12, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) wilderness training operation, McCormick Tract, Marquette & Baraga Counties, Michigan
  • October 7-9, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Chris Regan case, Iron River, Michigan
  • October 5-6, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Chris Regan case, Iron River, Michigan
  • October 4, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Wilcox Case, Allegan County, Michigan
  • September 29 to October 1, 3-day Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) wilderness SAR Operation, Chris Hallaxs case and Joe Clewley case, Chippewa County, Michigan
        > Graphic: 1
  • September 29, Community Outreach: Cold-case field searching and CSI instruction, Forensic Anthropology Class, Northern Michigan University, Marquette County, Michigan
        > Graphic: 1
  • September 25-26, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Chris Regan case, Iron River, Michigan
  • September 22-24, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Chris Regan case, Iron River, Michigan
  • September 19-20, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) wilderness SAR Operation, Chris Hallaxs case and Joe Clewley case, Chippewa County, Michigan
  • September 13, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Chris Regan case, Iron River, Michigan
  • September 9-10, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Chris Regan case, Iron River, Michigan
  • August 31 to September 1, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) joint investigation with Iron River PD, FBI, and FBI ERT; Chris Regan case; Iron River, Michigan
        > Graphic: 1
  • August 28-30, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) wilderness SAR Operation, Mosher Case, Kalkaska & Missaukee Counties, Lower Peninsula of Michigan
        > Video: 1
  • August 24-26, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Chris Regan case, Iron River, Michigan
  • August 19-20, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Chris Regan case, Iron River, Michigan
  • August 17, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Harding Case, Houghton County Sheriff's Office, Houghton, Michigan
  • August 10, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Chris Regan case, Iron County, Upper Peninsula of Michigan
  • July 22-27, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Chris Regan case, Iron County, Upper Peninsula of Michigan
  • July 29, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Chris Regan case, Iron County, Upper Peninsula of Michigan
  • July 17-19, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) wilderness SAR Operation, Mosher Case, Kalkaska County, Lower Peninsula of Michigan
         > Photo album: 1
  • July 8, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Chris Regan case, Iron County, Upper Peninsula of Michigan
  • July 6, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigation, Chris Regan case, Iron County, Upper Peninsula of Michigan
  • July 3-4, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigative missing-person poster development, Wilcox Case
  • June 19-21, 3-day Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) wilderness SAR & K-9 operation, Chris Regan case, Iron County, Upper Peninsula of Michigan
         > Photo album: 1
  • June 16, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigative missing-person poster and Web site development, Harding Case, Houghton County Sheriff's Office, Houghton, Michigan
  • June 16, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigative missing-person Web site development, Roach Case
  • June 12-15, 4 day Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) wilderness SAR & K-9 operation, Mosher Case, Kalkaska County, Lower Peninsula of Michigan
         > Photo album: 1
  • June 7-8, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigative missing-person poster and Web site development, Bowman Case
  • June 6-7, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigative missing-person poster and Web site development, Roach Case
  • June 3-4, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigative missing-person poster and Web site development, Hitchcock Case
  • June 1-3, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigative missing-person poster development, Franks Case
  • May 22-31, 10-day Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) Expeditionary SAR Operation, Trask Case, Diamond Lake, Ontario, Canada (near Quebec border; includes 5 drive days and insertion/extraction days; Agency of Jurisdiction—Ontario Provincial Police [OPP])
         > Daniel Trask's remains were found during this operation. Photo album: 1; Video: 1; News Media: 1
  • May 20, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) CIS operation, Regan Case, Iron County, Upper Peninsula of Michigan
  • May 17, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) dive operation, Regan Case, Iron County, Upper Peninsula of Michigan
  • May 19, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) dive operation, Regan Case, Iron County, Upper Peninsula of Michigan
         > Photo album: 1
  • May 15-17, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) SAR/K-9 operation with K-9 One SAR, Regan Case, Iron County, Upper Peninsula of Michigan
         > Photo album: 1
  • May 13-14, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigative Web site development, Franks Case
  • May 4-5, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) SAR heli operation, Regan Case, Iron County, Upper Peninsula of Michigan
         > Photo album: 1; Video: 1
  • April 25-27, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) SAR operation, Regan Case, Iron County, Upper Peninsula of Michigan
         > Photo album: 1
  • April 24-25, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) SAR operation, Wright & Roy Case, Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan
         > Photo album: 1
  • April 18-21, 4-day Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) SAR Operation, Mosher Case, Kalkaska County, Lower Peninsula of Michigan
         > Photo album: 1; Video: 1
  • March 15, 1-day Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) SAR operation, Regan Case, Iron County, Upper Peninsula of Michigan
         > Photo album: 1
  • February 17 to March 25, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) investigative missing-person poster and Web site design for Kyle Mosher Case
  • February 2-15, 14-day Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) arctic-weather training operation: Moose River Expedition, Moose River Valley, James Bay (Lower Hudson Bay, Arctic Ocean), Ontario, Canada. Includes 4 driving days; 2 days on Polar Bear Express bush train; and 10 days-max on ice sheet
         > Photo albums: 1, 2, 3; Magazine article: 1
  • January 15-19, 5-day Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) cold-weather training operation, Kingston Plains, Alger County, Upper Peninsula of Michigan
         > Video 1,; Photo album 1,
  • December 13-16, 4-day Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) SAR operation, Hallaxs Case, Chippewa County, Upper Peninsula of Michigan
         > Video: 1
  • December 8-10, 3-day Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) SAR operation, Regan Case, Iron County, Upper Peninsula of Michigan
  • November 20-24, 5-day Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) SAR operation, Regan Case, Iron County, Upper Peninsula of Michigan
  • November 13-17, 5-day Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) SAR operation, Regan Case, Iron County, Upper Peninsula of Michigan
         > Photo album: 1
  • November 1-3, 3-day Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) Riverine training operation, Fox River, Upper Peninsula of Michigan
         > Photo album: 1, 2
  • October 3-4, 2-day Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) SOLO Wilderness First Aid Certification Class, Marquette, Michigan
  • Aug 3-4, 2-day Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) SAR operation, Matson Case, Trout Lake, Michigan
         >Photo album: 1
  • Aug 2, 1-day Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) SAR operation, Clewley Case, Chippewa County, Upper Michigan
         > Photo Album: 1
  • July 5-13, 9-day Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) Double-Homicide Expeditionary SAR Investigation, Weeden-Newcombe Case, Summit Lake, Algoma District, Arctic Ocean Watershed, Ontario, Canada
         >Photo album: 1; Video: 1, 2, 3
  • June 28-30, 3-day Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) SAR operation, Matson Case, Trout Lake, Michigan
         >Video: 1
  • May 23 to June 1, 10-day Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) Expeditionary SAR Operation, Trask Case, Diamond Lake, Ontario, Canada (near Quebec border; includes drive days and insertion/extraction days; Agency of Jurisdiction—Ontario Provincial Police [OPP])
        >Photo album: 1, 2; Video 1
  • May 11, 1-day Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) SAR operation, Clewley Case, Chippewa County, Upper Michigan
        >Photo album: 1; Video: 1
  • May 9-11, 3-day Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) SAR operation, Matson Case, Trout Lake, Michigan
        >Photo album: 1; Video: 1
  • April 5-6, 2-day Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) SAR operation, Hallaxs Case, Chippewa County, Upper Michigan
        >Photo albums: 1, 2
  • March 8-11, 4-day Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) Lake-Ice-Travel Training Operation, Alger County, Grand Island, Munising, Michigan
        >Photo albums: 1, 2, 3
  • January 31 to February 10, 11-day Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) Cold-Weather Training Operation: Oba River Expedition, Chapleau Crown Game Preserve, Arctic Ocean Watershed, Northern Ontario, Canada; 9:00 a.m. Feb 1 (Saturday), Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to 5:40 p.m. Feb 9 (Sunday), Sault Ste. Marie; Extremely strenuous and arduous Snowshoe-and-Sledge Expedition involving lake/river ice sheet travel as well as overland bushwhacking; 702-km round-trip bush train insertion and extraction. Area of operation is known for up to 6 feet of snow and minus 50 F standing temps in the dead of winter.
        >Photo albums: 1, 2, 3; Video: 1, 2
  • January 4-7 (note date change from 3-6), 4-day Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) SAR operation, Hallaxs Case, Chippewa County, Upper Michigan
        >Photo albums: 1, 2
  • December 14-15, 2-day Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) SAR operation, Hallaxs Case, Chippewa County, Upper Michigan
        >Photo album: 1
  • October 19-20, 2-day Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) field investigation, Hallaxs Investigation, Chippewa County Upper Michigan
  • September 13-22, 10-day Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) Expeditionary SAR Operation, Trask Investigation, Diamond Lake, Ontario, Canada (near Quebec border; includes drive days and insertion/extraction days; Agency of Jurisdiction—Ontario Provincial Police [OPP])
        >Rations: Breakfasts—7; Snacks—7; Lunches—7; Dinners—7; Backup—24 hours
        >Photo album: 1 Spec Ops Blog after-op post; OtterTooth Forum search update post
  • August 9-18, 10-day Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) Expeditionary SAR Operation, Trask Investigation, Diamond Lake, Ontario, Canada (near Quebec border; includes drive days and insertion/extraction days; Agency of Jurisdiction—Ontario Provincial Police [OPP])
        >Rations: Breakfasts—7; Snacks—7; Lunches—7; Dinners—7; Backup—24 hours
        >Spec Ops Blog after-op post; The Nugget (North Bay, Ontario) newspaper article; OtterTooth Forum search update post
  • June 22-23, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) field investigation with HRD K-9 team, Clewley Investigation, Chippewa County, Upper Michigan
  • February 16 - March 3, 25th-Annual Long-Range Canadian Snowshoe & Sledge Winter-Camping/SAR Expedition, Arctic Ocean, Lower Hudson Bay: Abitibi River, Moose River, and estuary of James Bay
         Photo albums: 1, 2, 3, 4 Video: 1
  • January 19-23, Long-distance Great Lakes Ski-and-Sledge Winter-Camping/SAR Rendezvous, Batchawana River Valley, Algoma District, Ontario, Canada
         Photo albums: 1,
    2, 3,

2011

  • December 17-19, Wilderness SAR operation, Joe Clewley case
         Photos
  • December, 3-day, Pigeon River Country State Forest Snowshoe and Sledge Trip
         Photos
  • November 30 to December 1, Wilderness SAR operation, Joe Clewley case
         Photos
  • November, 4-day, Hiawatha National Forest, Winter-Backpacking Trip
         Photos: 123     
  • November 1-2, Wilderness SAR operation, Joe Clewley case
         Photos
  • October 22-24, Wilderness SAR operation, Joe Clewley case
         Journal
  • October 16-18, Wilderness SAR operation, Joe Clewley case
         Journal :: Photos
  • October 11-12, Wilderness SAR operation, Joe Clewley case
         Journal :: Photos
  • October 9-10, Wilderness SAR operation, Joe Clewley case
         Journal :: Photos
  • October, 4-day, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Backpacking and Spelunking Trip
         Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4
  • September 24-28, Wilderness SAR operation, Joe Clewley case
         Journal :: Video
  • September 15-16, Wilderness SAR operation, Joe Clewley case
         Journal
  • September 12-13 , Wilderness SAR operation, Joe Clewley case
         Journal
  • September 7-8 , Wilderness SAR operation, Joe Clewley case
         Journal
  • September 5-6, SAR operations training exercise, 2-day SOLO Wilderness First Aid Course, Marquette, Michigan
  • September 4, SAR operations training exercise, 1-day American Heart Association CPR Certification Course, Marquette, Michigan
  • August 29-31, Wilderness SAR operation, Joe Clewley case
         Journal
  • August 23, Long-range SAR operations endurance training exercise, 15-mile (25-km) Tahqua Trail Run, Tahquamenon Falls State Park
  • August 22-24, Wilderness SAR operation, Joe Clewley case
         Journal
  • August 15-17, Wilderness SAR operation, Joe Clewley case
         Journal
  • August 8-10, Wilderness SAR operation, Joe Clewley case
         Journal
  • August 1-3, Wilderness SAR operation, Joe Clewley case
         Journal
  • July 25-28, Wilderness SAR operation, Joe Clewley case
         Journal
  • June 28 to July 4, Long-range SAR operations field training exercise, Wreck-Chasing—1944 U.S. Army B-17 Flying Fortress,
    Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
         Journal :: Photos
  • May, 10-day, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Canadian Backpacking Expedition
         Journal :: Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • April, 4-day, Mackinac State Forest, Backpacking
         Photos
  • March, 5-day, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Winter Ice Exploration
         Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4
  • February, 9-day, Canadian Snowshoeing Expedition (Lake Superior Provincial Park)
         Journal, :: Photos: 1, 2
  • January, 5-day, Delirium Wilderness Tract, Winter Sledge Trip
         Journals: 1, 2 :: Photos: 1, 2, 3

2007

  • December, 4-day, Mackinac State Forest, Winter Sledge Trip
         Journals: 1, 2 :: Photos: 1, 2, 3
  • November, 4-day, Mackinac Wilderness Tract Winter Backpacking Trip
         Journals: 1, 2, 3, 4 :: Photos: 1, 2, 3
  • October, 4-day, Pictured Rocks Backpacking & Spelunking Trip
         Journals: 1, 2 :: Photos
  • May, 7-day, Lake Superior Provincial Park Backpacking Expedition
         Journals: 1 and Midwest Forum, 2 :: Photos: 1, 2 :: Other: Moose shed
  • April, 4-day, Pigeon River Country State Forest Backpacking Trip
         Photos: 1, 2, 3 :: Other: Beaver skull
  • March, 6-day, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Ice Tour
         Journal :: Photos: 1, 2, 3
  • February, 9-day, Canadian Snowshoeing Expedition
         Journals: 1, 2 :: Photos
  • January, 5-day Kingston Plains & Fox River Trail Winter Camping
         Journals: 1, 2 :: Photos: 1, 2, 3

2006

  • December, 2-day Pigeon River Country Backpacking Trip
         Journals: Mary Powell's 1, 2 :: Photos: 1, 2, 3
  • November, 2-day Raco Army Airfield Backpacking Trip
         Journal :: Photos
  • October, 4-day Fox River Wilderness Canoe Trip
         Journal :: Photos
  • September, 7-day Canadian Canyoneering Expedition
         C. A. Susan's Photos
  • July, 8-day Canadian Canoe Trip, Sand River
         Journal :: Photos
  • May, 6-day Canadian Canyoneering Expedition
         C. A. Susan's Photos
  • May, 4-day Fox River Valley Backpacking Trip
         Journal :: Photos
  • April, 4-day Pigeon River Country Backpacking Trip
         Journal :: Photos
  • March, 7-day Pictured Rocks Winter-camping/Caving Trip
         Journal :: Photos
  • February, 19th-Annual Canadian Snowshoeing Expedition
         Journal :: Photos
  • January, 18-day Special Canadian Sledging Expedition
  • January, 4-day Kingston Plains Expedition Training Session

2005

  • December, Pigeon River Country State Forest Backpacking Trip
         Journal :: Photos
  • November, Hiawatha National Forest Backpacking Trip
         Journals: 1, 2 :: Photos
  • October, Fox River Wilderness Canoeing Trip
         Journal
  • September, Rock River Canyon Backpacking Trip
         Journal :: Photos
  • August, Pukaskwa National Park Backpacking Expedition
         Journal :: Photos
  • July, Lake Superior Provincial Park Backpacking Expedition
         Journal
  • May, 19th Annual Spring Canadian Backpacking Expedition
         Journal
  • April, Hiawatha National Forest, Backpacking
  • April, Pigeon River State Forest, Backpacking
         Journal :: Photos
  • March, Pictured Rocks, Winter Camping
         Journal :: Photos
  • February, 18th Annual Canadian Snowshoe Expedition
         Journals: 1, 2 :: Photos
  • January, Kingston Plains, Winter Camping
          Photos

2004

  • December, High Country Pathway, Winter Backpacking
          Journal :: Photos
  • November, Chippewa County, Backpacking
          Journal :: Photos :: Turtle shell
  • October, McCormick Tract, Backpacking
          Journals: 1, 2 :: Photos :: Other: Deer shed
  • September, Agawa Canyon, Canada, Backpacking Expedition
          Journals: 1, 2 :: Photos
  • August, Grand Island National Recreation Area, Backpacking
          Journal :: Photos
  • July, LSPP Coastal Trail, Canada, Backpacking
          Journals: 1, 2 :: Photos: 1, 2
  • May, Agawa Canyon, Canada, Backpacking Expedition
          Journals: 1, 2 :: Photos: 1, 2, 3 :: Other: Moose sheds
  • April, Hiawatha National Forest, Mackinac Co., Backpacking
          Journal :: Photos
  • April, Pigeon River State Forest, Montmorency Co., Backpacking
          Journal
  • March, Pictured Rocks, Alger, Winter Camping and Caving
          Journal :: Photos: 1, 2
  • February, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Canada, Winter-camping Expedition
          Journal :: Photos
  • January, Kingston Plains, Alger County, Winter Camping
          Journals: 1, 2

2003

  • December, High Country Pathway, Otsego Co., Backpacking
          Journals: 1, 2 :: Photos: 1, 2
  • November, North Country Trail, Mackinac Co., Backpacking
          Journals: 1, 2 :: Photos
  • October, Pictured Rocks, Alger Co., Backpacking & Caving
          Journals: 1, 2 :: Photos
  • September, McCormick Tract, Marquette Co., Backpacking
          Journal :: Photos: 1, 2
  • August, Drummond Island, Chippewa Co., Backpacking
          Journal :: Photos: 1, 2
  • July, Grand Island, Alger Co., Backpacking
          Journal :: Photos
  • May, Agawa Canyon, Ontario, Canada, Backpacking Expedition
          Journal :: Photos
  • April, Jordan River Valley, Antrim Co., Backpacking
          Journal
  • March, Pictured Rocks, Alger Co., Winter Camping and Caving 
          Journal
  • February, Anjigami River, Ontario, Canada, Winter-camping Expedition
          Journal :: Photos
  • January, North Country Trail, Chippewa Co., Winter Camping
          Journal :: Photos

2002

  • December, High Country Pathway, Montmorency Co., Backpacking
          Journal ::Photos
  • November, North Country Trail, Chippewa Co, Backpacking
          Journal :: Photos
  • October, McCormick Tract, Baraga & Marquette Cos, Backpacking
          Journal :: Photos
  • August/September, Pictured Rocks & Fox River, Alger Co., Backpacking 
          Journal :: Photos
  • August, Coastal Trail, Lake Superior Prov. Pk, Ontario, Backpacking
          Journal
  • July, Drummond Island, Chippewa Co., Backpacking
          Journal
  • May, Agawa Canyon, Ontario, Canada, Backpacking Expedition
          Journal :: Photos
  • May, Pigeon River State Forest, Otsego & Cheboygan Co., Backpacking
          Journal
  • April, High Country Pathway, Montmorency Co., Backpacking
          Journal :: Photos
  • March, Pictured Rocks, Alger Co., Winter Camping 
          Journal
  • February, Peat Mountain, Ontario, Canada, Winter-camping Expedition
  • January, Green Timbers Tract, Otsego Co., Winter Camping

2001

  • December, High Country Pathway, Otsego Co., Backpacking
          Journal
  • November, North Country Trail, Chippewa & Mackinac Cos., Backpacking
          Journal
  • October, Fox River, Schoolcraft Co., Wilderness River Canoeing
          Journal
  • September, Pictured Rocks, Alger Co., Backpacking & Caving
          Journal
  • August, Grand Island, Alger Co., Backpacking
          Journal
  • May, Agawa Canyon, Ontario, Backpacking
          Journal
  • May, McCormick Tract, Marquette & Baraga Cos., Backpacking
          Journal
  • April, Green Timbers Tract, Otsego Co., Backpacking
  • April, Drummond Island, Chippewa Co., Wilderness Canoeing
  • March, Pictured Rocks, Alger Co., Winter Camping
  • February, Montreal & Agawa Rivers, Ontario, Canada, Winter Camping
  • January, Green Timbers Tract, Otsego Co., Winter Camping

1999

  • May, McCormick Tract, Marquette & Baraga Cos., Backpacking
          Journal  

 

 


 

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