Government Shutdown Impacts at Selfridge

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Here are some facts and figures about Selfridge Air National Guard Base, as it relates to the government shut down.

· Some 650 Title V civilians and Title 32 military technicians employed by the 127th Wing were sent home today, after conducting an orderly shutdown of operations this morning (Oct. 1). A minimum number of personnel in these statuses remain on duty, primarily fire department, security and air traffic control personnel.

· Approximately 150 active duty members of the 127th Wing at Selfridge remain on duty.

· The Selfridge Commissary is open on Oct. 1, but will be closed beginning Oct. 2 for the duration of the shutdown.

· The Selfridge Base Exchange and the base golf course, both of which operate primarily on revenue from operations, will be open during the shutdown.

· The Oct. 5-6 Unit Training Assembly for the 127th Wing, commonly referred to as drill weekend, has been cancelled. 127th Wing members are directed NOT to report for the October UTA.

· Most flying operations at Selfridge have been cancelled until further notice. The Selfridge air field will continue to be used for mission critical operations, such as Coast Guard search and rescue.

· The ID Card office on the base is closed to outside customers.

· Approximately 50 members of the 127th Wing are deployed overseas as of Oct. 1, and will continue their mission. About two dozen members of the 127th Security Forces Squadron are deployed to southwest Asia. About two dozen members of the 127th Air Refueling Group, with Selfridge-based KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, are deployed to Guam.

· The Wing will continue to communicate some messages through the Wing's Facebook page, www.facebook.com/127thWing.