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. 

127th Wing

Michigan National Guard    

Air Combat Command

Air Mobility Command

127th Wing Headquarters
    127th Air Refueling Group
          171st Air Refueling Squadron
          191st Operation Support Flight
          191st Maintenance Squadron
          191st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
          191st Maintenance Operations Flight

    127th Maintenance Group
         127th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (127th AMXS)
         127th Maintenance Squadron (127th MXS)

     127th Medical Group
         127th Medical Operations Flight
         127th Medical Support Flight

    127th Mission Support Group
         127th Civil Engineer Squadron
         127th Communications Squadron
         127th Force Support Squadron
         127th Logistics Readiness Squadron
         127th Security Forces Squadron

    127th Operations Group 
         107th Fighter Squadron
         127th Operations Support Squadron


Mission Partners


Michigan Army National Guard
         Army Aviation Support Facility #2

Selfridge Military Air Museum

U.S. Air Force

U.S. Army
         U.S. Army Garrison - Detroit

U.S. Coast Guard
         U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Detroit

U.S. Customs & Border Patrol
         Border Patrol Detroit Sector
         Great Lakes Air and Marine Branch

U.S. Marines
         1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment (1-24th)
          Marine Wing Support Squadron 471- Det. B

U.S. Navy
         Naval Reserve Center - Detroit

Fact Sheets

127th Wing Annual Reports

Base Welcome Guide


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