127th Wing names top civilian employees Published May 1, 2015 By Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton 127th Wing Public Affairs SELFRIDGE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mich. -- Three civilian Airmen in the Civil Engineer Squadron and one who works in the Air Traffic Control Tower have been named top performers at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. "These civilian of the year awards are extremely difficult to select," said Brig. Gen. John D. Slocum, the 127th Wing commander and also the base commander at Selfridge. "We have a number of individuals who do above and beyond not just in their workplace, but in the community as well." The award winners for calendar year 2014 are: · Title 5 manager of the year, Christopher Ross, chief at the Selfridge Fire Department, a part of the Civil Engineer Squadron. · Title 5 Supervisor of the year, Jason Martin, civil engineer squadron. · Title 5 Employee of the year, Andrew Hill, air traffic control. · State employee of the year, Shawana Thomas, civil engineer squadron. "These federal and state civilian employees are an important part of Team Selfridge," Slocum said. "The mission could not be accomplished here without them." About 260 federal and state civilian employees work for the 127th Wing at Selfridge, along with about 1,500 military personnel. In total, the base employs about 4,300 personnel in a variety of full- and part-time positions, including civilians, active military and traditional members of the National Guard or Reserve, who generally serve about one weekend per month. 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.