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  • Fire Training at Selfridge

    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
  • Training exercises focuses on ‘all hazards’

    Firefighters, medical specialists and other emergency responders cleared a smoke-filled building at Selfridge Air National Guard Base Friday in a day-long training exercise. In the process, they rescued several mannequins from room filled with "toxic chemicals." At least one of the dummies did not appear to survive.The exercise, part of a four-day
  • Night flying training advisory

    Residents around Selfridge Air National Guard Base may notice increased helicopter traffic and night flying operations between June 3 - June 11 due to a training exercise being held at the base and in southeast Michigan area.The night flying training will take place into the early hours of the morning; usually the airfield closes at 11 p.m. 
  • 127th Wing Honor Guard preps for duty

    The 127th Wing Honor Guard 's primary mission is to render final honors at the funerals and memorial services for deceased Air Force veterans in the Detroit region. The local Honor Guard attends the funeral and in a solemn moment, folds the American flag, representing the completion of the veteran's final duty. The Honor Guard also plays the bugle
  • Agents, officers mark Police Memorial Day

    Federal and local law enforcement officers paused Friday to honor the sacrifices of their colleagues who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. More than 130 law enforcement officers died while on duty in the U.S. in 2014, said senior agents of the U.S. Customs & Border Protection Agency at Selfridge Air National Guard Base."Each and
  • Old Selfridge newspaper highlights sweethearts, flu, war training

    The world was at war. But, for at least one soldier in Michigan, all he could think about was his sweetheart, a "fair young Mount Clementonian," and the flu bug that was preventing him from being with her.A newly-uncovered Oct. 25, 1918, edition of "Stoppages and Jams," the official newspaper of the World War I-era School of Aerial Gunnery at
  • Airman finds opportunity, shares fighter’s spirit with teens

    If there is one place, just one place at Selfridge Air National Guard Base that you do not want to be, it is between the left fist of Airman 1st Class Onnie McSpadden and the heavy bag at the gym. When he hits the heavy bag with his right fist, those nearby hear a loud pop. But when the left hook comes in - lighting fast - that is a sound you feel
  • Wingman Day puts focus on Airmen

    The 127th Wing's annual Wingman Day reinforced the wingman concept as the foundation to building resilient Airmen.The coordinator of the event, Maj. Tate Whitener, 127th Wing chief of safety, planned the Wingman Day to help emphasize the importance of Airmen and to increase the awareness of tools available for Airmen to adjust easily to misfortune
  • 127th Wing names top civilian employees

    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
  • Selfridge airfield managers continue to set standard; named ANG’s best

    The busiest air field in the U.S. National Guard is also the best.The Airmen of the 127th Operations Support Squadron's airfield management team have been awarded the Ronald D. McCarthy Airfield Management Facility of the Year for calendar year 2014. It is the latest in a string of awards earned by the team at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. In