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Airmen reenlist during January drill

  • Published
  • By Senior Airman Ryan Zeski
  • 127th Wing

During January drill weekend, currently-serving members of the Michigan Air National Guard’s 127th Wing continue their service by re-enlisting and extending their commitment to serve their country.

Over the past year, 280 people enlisted in the Michigan Air National Guard at Selfridge ANGB. Of those 280 enlistments, 70 were new members without prior military service and 210 were re-enlistments of currently-serving members who chose to continue serving here at Selfridge.

Tech. Sgt. Rob Vandriessche, a structural maintainer in the 127th Maintenance Squadron re-enlisted on Jan. 7. Vandriessche has been serving in the ANG for 11 years and says he has made the Guard a career. He said he enjoys working on the A-10 Thunderbolt II, in addition to the opportunities the Guard provides.

Like Vandriessche, Staff Sgt. Justin Bund re-enlisted and looks forward to continuing past his six years of service long into the future.

“The reason I choose to re-enlist was to continue serving my country and keep a family tradition of serving in the military,” said Bund.

Bund works on the KC-135 Stratotankers as a crew chief in the 191st Aircraft Maintenance squadron and says working with all the great people make it enjoyable.

Joining the Air National Guard provides opportunities for advancement and creates goals where members can exceed. Benefits provided to National Guard servicemembers members allow them to obtain degrees while getting money for school, learn job skills that will translate to the civilian world and increase their marketability to employers.

About the 127th Wing
Comprised of approximately 1,700 personnel and flying both the A-10 Thunderbolt II and the KC-135 Stratotanker, the Michigan Air National Guard's 127th Wing supports Air Mobility Command and Air Combat Command operations by providing highly-skilled Airmen to missions domestically and overseas. The 127th Wing is the host unit at Selfridge Air National Guard Base.