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127th Wing & Selfridge Air National Guard Base

     The Michigan Air National Guard's 127th Wing is home to two flying missions, and the host unit of Selfridge Air National Guard Base, a military field established in 1917. Servicing both Air Combat and Air Mobility Command mission sets, the 127th Wing also supports more than 70 mission partners, representing nearly all uniformed military services and the Department of Homeland Security. 

     Selfridge Air National Guard Base is one of the oldest continuously operating military airfields in the nation. The Michigan National Guard took possession of the former Joy Aviation Field on July 1, 1917. The first flight on what was then called Selfridge Field took place on July 8, 1917. The base has been in continuous use ever since and in 2017 celebrated 100 years of service. 

     The 127th Wing of the Michigan Air National Guard is the host unit at Selfridge. The Wing's 107th Fighter Squadron traces its history to two key dates: an original organization as the 107th Aero Squadron on Aug. 27, 1917. That unit was disbanded following World War I and then reorganized as the 107th Observation Squadron on May 7, 1926, after beginning initial meetings in the summer of 1925. The Wing's 171st Air Refueling Squadron was first created as the 374th Fighter Squadron in 1943, during World War II. The modern configuration of the 127th Wing was created in 1996 by the merger of the 127th Fighter Wing and the 191st Airlift Group. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Selfridge does not a VA clinic or pharmacy resource.

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