Slocum selected to lead 127th Wing Published Aug. 22, 2014 By 127th Wing Public Affairs SELFRIDGE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mich. -- Col. John D. Slocum from the Air National Guard Readiness Center has been selected as the next commander of the 127th Wing, Michigan Air National Guard. As commander of the 127th Wing, Slocum will also provide overall support and services to 44 tenant organizations, including all branches of the military and numerous DHS organizations. Slocum received his commission in 1984 and served as an F-4 and F-16 pilot. He joined the Arizona ANG in 1992 and has had several leadership positions at the ANG Readiness Center, most recently serving as the ANG Inspector General. Slocum will succeed Col Philip Sheridan, who has served as 127th Wing Commander since January 2014. A change of command ceremony will be held in November. Comprised of approximately 1,700 personnel and flying both the A-10 Thunderbolt II and the KC-135 Stratotanker, the 127th Wing supports Air Mobility Command, Air Combat Command and Air Force Special Operation Command 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 97th year of continuous military air operations in 2014.