Fire Training at Selfridge Published June 11, 2015 By 127th Wing SELFRIDGE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mich. -- Firefighters at Selfridge Air National Guard Base will be conducting live fire exercises approximately 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, June 11-14. During the exercises, which simulate a fire and rescue scenario on an aircraft on the ground, large plumes of smoke will be visible from the air base. Selfridge firefighters typically conduct two major training exercises a year involving live fires, one centered on structure fires and rescues and another focusing on aircraft issues. The fire department also conducts a number of other exercises on an annual basis, such as participating in a simulated industrial chemical accident exercise on the base this past week, in conjunction with Selfridge medical, emergency management and related personnel. 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, which marks its 98th year of continuous military air operations in 2015.