Blackhawks touch down at SANGB

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  • By TSgt. Robert Hanet
  • 127th Public Affairs
Over the last year, the 127th Logistics Readiness Squadron supported the deployment of 883 members of other service branches assigned to Selfridge Air National Guard Base.  They also loaded and shipped 55.6 tons of cargo in support of various deployments and exercises.  In early December, however, they provided an off-loading welcoming party to some blackhawks returning to Michigan from the Central Command theater.

A pair of UH-60 Medevac Black Hawk helicopters from the 3-238 General Support Aviation Battalion were unloaded from a C-17 Globemaster III at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Dec. 6, 2013, after returning from service in Afghanistan. The helicopters have returned from service in Afghanistan for maintenance and modifications which will upgrade them to a more comprehensive and modern medical care aircraft known as the HH-60.

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 marked its 96th year of continuous military air operations in 2013.

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