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  • 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
  • Student Flight aids in deployment effort

    Hundreds of mobility bags were prepared by 127th Wing Student Flight members as part of the build up to the recent deployment of some 350 Michigan Airmen to Southwest Asia.In this group effort, items such as sheets, pillow cases, headlamps, multi-tools, flashlights, and insect repellent were packed in mobility bags, according to the senior
  • Team effort helps A-10 units deploy

    When the 350-plus Airmen and dozen or so A-10s from Selfridge forward deployed in early April, it was a team effort that made the move happen."Airmen from across the 127th Wing, no matter their specialty or assignment, were all contributing to this effort," said Brig. Gen. John D. Slocum, the 127th Wing commander. "From Airmen who were working in
  • Deployments ongoing for Selfridge Airmen

    Periodic - and in some cases, frequent - deployments are the norm for the 127th Wing at Selfridge Air National Guard Base.In both calendar year 2013 and 2014, about 200 Michigan Air National Guard Airmen from Selfridge deployed to support various operations. Also in each of those years, hundreds more deployed to support short-term training
  • 350 Selfridge Airmen Deploy

    Approximately 350 Airmen and 12 A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from Selfridge Air National Guard Base have deployed to Southwest Asia in support of U.S. Central Command activities there, including Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), Major Gen. Gregory J. Vadnais, the adjutant general of Michigan, announced today. OIR is the operation to eliminate the
  • Emergency managers update skills in Michigan gathering

    Air Force emergency management specialists from six states gathered in northern Michigan recently to update and hone their skills.The 39 Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Airmen came from nine different air wings in the Upper Great Lakes region to practice responding to various scenarios ranging from dealing with hazardous materials, using
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Maj. Gen. Leonard Isabelle, Jr., commander of the Michigan Air National Guard, exits as part of the official party after Brig. Gen. Rolf E. Mammen, commander of the 127th Wing, is promoted from colonel to brigadier general here on May 4, 2019. After a technical difficulty kept the Air Force song from playing during their exit, Isabelle encouraged and led the crowd in singing as he and Mammen exited. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Chelsea E. FitzPatrick)
Brig. Gen. Rolf E. Mammen, commander of the 127th Wing and Selfridge Air National Guard Base, has his rank pinned on by his mother, Hannah and his wife, Linda as his daughter looks on during his promotion ceremony here, May 4, 2019. Mammen was promoted and then received command of the Wing later in the day. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Chelsea E. FitzPatrick)
Brig. Gen. Rolf E. Mammen, commander of the 127th Wing and Selfridge Air National Guard Base, stands as the general officer flag is ceremoniously unfurled during his promotion ceremony here, May 4, 2019. Mammen was promoted and then received command of the Wing later the same day. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Chelsea E. FitzPatrick)
Brig. Gen. Rolf E. Mammen, commander of the 127th Wing and Selfridge Air National Guard Base, addresses the audience during his promotion ceremony here, May 4, 2019. Mammen was promoted and then received command of the Wing later in the day. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Chelsea E. FitzPatrick)
Brig. Gen. Rolf E. Mammen, commander of the 127th Wing and Selfridge Air National Guard Base, addresses the audience during his promotion ceremony here, May 4, 2019. Mammen was promoted and then received command of the Wing later in the day. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Chelsea E. FitzPatrick)
Brig. Gen. Rolf E. Mammen, commander of the 127th Wing and Selfridge Air National Guard Base, receives applause from Maj. Gen. Leonard Isabelle, commander of the Michigan Air National Guard and the audience during his promotion ceremony here, May 4, 2019. Mammen was promoted and then receive command of the Wing later in the day. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Chelsea E. FitzPatrick)
Brig. Gen. Rolf E. Mammen is promoted to brigadier general during a ceremony at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, May 4, 2019. Mammen assumed command of the 127th Wing later in the day. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. David Kujawa)
Brig. Gen. Rolf E. Mammen is promoted to brigadier general during a ceremony at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, May 4, 2019. Mammen assumed command of the 127th Wing later in the day. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. David Kujawa)
Brig. Gen. Rolf E. Mammen is promoted to brigadier general during a ceremony at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, May 4, 2019. Mammen assumed command of the 127th Wing later in the day. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. David Kujawa)
Brig. Gen. Rolf E. Mammen is promoted to brigadier general during a ceremony at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, May 4, 2019. Mammen assumed command of the 127th Wing later in the day. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. David Kujawa)
Brig. Gen. Rolf E. Mammen is promoted to brigadier general during a ceremony at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, May 4, 2019. Mammen assumed command of the 127th Wing later in the day. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. David Kujawa)
Maj. Gen. Leonard Isabelle, Jr., commander of the Michigan Air National Guard, addresses the audience while presiding over Brig. Gen. Rolf E. Mammen’s promotion ceremony here on May 4, 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Chelsea E. FitzPatrick)
Michigan Air National Guard Col. Rolf E. Mammen discusses the future of the 127th Wing and Selfridge Air National Guard base with Maj. Gen. Paul Rogers, Adjutant General and Director of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs on April 29, 2019, at Joint Force Headquarters in Lansing, Michigan. Mammen will take command of the 127th Wing and Selfridge Air National Guard Base in a ceremony scheduled to be held May 4, 2019, at Selfridge Air National Guard Base near Mount Clemens, Michigan. The command is currently held by Brig. Gen. John D. “Odie” Slocum, who is approaching his fifth year of the normally three-year command. (Michigan National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Helen Miller)
Michigan Air National Guard Col. Rolf E. Mammen discusses the future of the 127th Wing and Selfridge Air National Guard base with Maj. Gen. Paul Rogers, Adjutant General and Director of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs on April 29, 2019, at Joint Force Headquarters in Lansing, Michigan. Mammen will take command of the 127th Wing and Selfridge Air National Guard Base in a ceremony scheduled to be held May 4, 2019, at Selfridge Air National Guard Base near Mount Clemens, Michigan. The command is currently held by Brig. Gen. John D. “Odie” Slocum, who is approaching his fifth year of the normally three-year command. (Michigan National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Helen Miller)
SELFRIDGE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mich.-- Brig. Gen. John D. Slocum (pictured far left), commander of the 127th Wing, and Chief Danny McDow (pictured far right), command chief master sergeant of the 127th Wing, awarded winners of the Wing’s 2018 annual awards program at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, on December 1, 2018. Winners are (from left to right): Brig. Gen. John D. Slocum, Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Smaltz, Capt. Jason McNally, Staff Sgt. Jabette Glenn, Master Sgt. David Kujawa, Staff Sgt. Samara Taylor, Senior Airman Brandon Gifford, Tech Sgt. Dan Heaton, Senior Airman Ryan Zeski, Phillip Ulmer, 1st Lt. Cammy Alberts, Tech. Sgt. Chelsea E. Barber, Tech. Sgt. Rachel Barton, Staff Sgt. Andrew Schumann, Master Sgt. Lana Allred, Sr. Master Sgt. Bryon Harvey and Chief Danny McDow. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. David Kujawa)
During an orientation visit, Brig. Gen. Paul Rogers, the adjutant general, Michigan National Guard, Jocelyn Benson, Michigan secretary of state, her husband Ryan Friedrichs, Maj. Gen. Leonard Isabelle, assistant adjutant general and Brig. Gen. John D. Slocum, 127th Wing and Base commander had the opportunity to sit down for lunch and tour the base. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Munnaf Joarder)
Brig. Gen. Paul Rogers addresses 127th Wing Airmen readying for deployment.
Senior Airman Tamara Davie used the first aid buddy care skills she learned as a member of the Michigan Air National Guard to respond quickly to calls for help while working at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 22. Davie, a Command Support Staff journeyman with the 127th Maintenance Group at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., was making her way to her room at the MacDill Inn on the base after closing out another day on her two-week training mission during Exercise Emerald Warrior with the 127th and its A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. A woman had fallen, hitting her head. She was bleeding and vomiting. The woman, the mother of another Airman, recovered thanks to Davie's quick response.
Family members await the arrival of Airmen returning home from a deployment at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Feb. 19, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Tech. Sgt. Rachel Barton)
Cean Willis, a Mount Clemens local, is seen viewing some of the Selfridge Air National Guard Base art on display at the Anton Art Center in Downtown Mount Clemens on Feb. 2, 2019. Selfridge has a display at the Anton Art Center during their "Michigan Annual XLVI" exhibit which runs January 26 through February 22 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Tech. Sgt. Rachel Barton)
Cean Willis, a Mount Clemens local, is seen viewing some of the Selfridge Air National Guard Base art on display at the Anton Art Center in Downtown Mount Clemens on Feb. 2, 2019. Selfridge has a display at the Anton Art Center during their "Michigan Annual XLVI" exhibit which runs January 26 through February 22 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Tech. Sgt. Rachel Barton)
Plow trucks from the 127th Civil Engineering Squadron, Roads and Grounds shop here, diligently clear the ice and snow after an over-night freezing rain and sleet storm at Selfridge Air National Guard Base on Feb. 12, 2019. Efforts to clear base roads, parking lots, runways and airfield ramps, is necessary to allow our mission to continue unimpeded. The Roads and Grounds crew work diligently to keep the ramp clear so that Base Operations are never impeded, Selfridge Air National Guard Base never "closes," it remains open under any prescribed contingency. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. David Kujawa)
Plow trucks from the 127th Civil Engineering Squadron, Roads and Grounds shop here, diligently clear the ice and snow after an over-night freezing rain and sleet storm at Selfridge Air National Guard Base on Feb. 12, 2019. Efforts to clear base roads, parking lots, runways and airfield ramps, is necessary to allow our mission to continue unimpeded. The Roads and Grounds crew work diligently to keep the ramp clear so that Base Operations are never impeded, Selfridge Air National Guard Base never "closes," it remains open under any prescribed contingency. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. David Kujawa)
Lt. Col. Sam Trapasso, commanding officer 127th Security Forces Squadron recognized Jerome Devlaminck, a shift lieutenant with Duhadway Kendall Security, on February 8, 2019, for providing superior security service. Devlaminck received a certificate of appreciation and a commander's coin during the informal ceremony. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Chelsea E. Barber)
Jasmine Lee, an airman with the 127th Force Support Squadron, participates in an evening English course on base on February 5, 2019. Lee and her classmates are taking the course with Northwood University, as either guest or matriculated status undergraduate students, working toward multiple goals. Many guest students take Northwood courses on base to work toward completing their Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) Associate's Degree program requirements. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Chelsea E. Barber)
Servicemembers, from multiple units of the 127th Wing, take an evening English course on base on February 5, 2019. The students are taking the course with Northwood University, as either guest or matriculated status undergraduate students, working toward multiple goals. Many guest students take Northwood courses on base to work toward completing their Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) Associate's Degree program requirements. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Chelsea E. Barber)
Airman 1st Class Dontrell Lattimore, 127th Force Support Squadron, slices onions in advance of lunch service at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Feb. 3, 2019. The Services team had to make a quick change of plans after a burst water pipe damaged much of the Dining Facility kitchen at Selfridge. The team was still able to serve a hot lunch on time, despite the burst pipe. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Airman 1st Class Jordan Person, 127th Force Support Squadron, works the grill at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Feb. 3, 2019. The Services team had to make a quick change of plans after a burst water pipe damaged much of the Dining Facility kitchen at Selfridge. The team was still able to serve a hot lunch on time, despite the burst pipe. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Staff Sgt. Emuobosan Ojaruega, 127th Force Support Squadron, mixes a stir-fry in the kitchen at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan, Feb. 3, 2019. The Services team had to make a quick change of plans after a burst water pipe damaged much of the Dining Facility kitchen at Selfridge. The team was still able to serve a hot lunch on time, despite the burst pipe. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
SELFRIDGE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mich.-- Brig. Gen. John D. Slocum, commander of Selfridge Air National Guard Base and the 127th Wing, and Macomb County Commissioner Mark Hackel, celebrate the 44th tenant organization joining the Team Selfridge Community after a key-passing ceremony here on November 14, 2018. The Eisenhower Center will provide in-patient rehabilitative care to veterans in a residential, campus-like setting. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Terry Atwell)
Tom Jones, Army veteran, president of Michigan Operation Freedom Outdoors, and a successfully rehabilitated patient of Eisenhower's, "After the Impact," program in Manchester, Michigan, provided his testimony during the ceremony. "They've given me my mission back," Jones said. "This is a group that cares and they'll see it through to the end." (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Munnaf Joarder)
SELFRIDGE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mich.-- Tom Jones, Army veteran, president of Michigan Operation Freedom Outdoors, and a former Eisenhower patient, Brig. Gen. John D. Slocum, commander of Selfridge Air National Guard Base, John Cornack, president and C.E.O. of the Eisenhower Center, Mark Hackel, Macomb County Executive, celebrate the ceremonial key-passing during a ceremony here on November 14, 2018. The “Eisenhower Veteran Care Transition Center” will provide a residential rehabilitation and reintegration program, ultimately capable of servicing 42 veteran patients suffering from service-related conditions, specifically post-traumatic stress disorder, mild-to-moderate traumatic brain injury or chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
SELFRIDGE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mich.-- Members of the 127th Wing hosted approximately 140 distinguished guests and civic leaders during a key-passing ceremony for Selfridge Air National Guard Base’s newest tenant organization on November 14, 2018. The “Eisenhower Veteran Care Transition Center” will provide a residential rehabilitation and reintegration program, ultimately capable of servicing 42 veteran patients suffering from service-related conditions, specifically post-traumatic stress disorder, mild-to-moderate traumatic brain injury or chronic traumatic encephalopathy. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Terry Atwell)
Citizen-Airmen of the Michigan Air National Guard disembark from a KC-135 Stratotanker at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Nov. 9, 2018. The Airmen, all members of the 127th Wing, were returning from a deployment to Guam. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ryan Zeski)
Citizen-Airmen of the Michigan Air National Guard disembark from a KC-135 Stratotanker at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Nov. 9, 2018. The Airmen, all members of the 127th Wing, were returning from a deployment to Guam. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ryan Zeski)
Senior Master Sgt. Tom Selon and Tech. Sgts. Logan Lyon and Teresa Villa perform a visual inspection of a KC-135 Stratotanker prior to aircraft launch at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii, Nov 9, 2018. The three crew chiefs and the aircraft belong to the 127th Wing, Michigan Air National Guard. They stopped in Hawaii while on the way home from a deployment in Guam. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ryan Zeski)
Master Sgt. Matt Huff, a boom operator with the 171st Air Refueling Squadron, Michigan Air National Guard, performs a preflight check in the boom pod of a KC-135 Stratotanker prior to an early evening take-off at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii, Nov, 9, 2018. The Michigan aircraft and a group of Michigan Citizen-Airmen, were enroute home from a deployment in Guam. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ryan Zeski)
A group of Michigan Citizen-Airmen board a KC-135 Stratotanker prior to an early evening take-off at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii, Nov, 9, 2018. The Michigan aircraft and a group of Michigan Citizen-Airmen, were enroute home from a deployment in Guam. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ryan Zeski)
Air stairs are backed away from a KC-135 Stratotanker prior to an early evening take-off at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii, Nov, 9, 2018. The Michigan aircraft and a group of Michigan Citizen-Airmen, were enroute home from a deployment in Guam. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ryan Zeski)
Two 171st Air Refueling Squadron pilots run through their pre-flight check-list aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker prior to an early evening take-off at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii, Nov, 9, 2018. The Michigan aircraft and a group of Michigan Citizen-Airmen, were enroute home from a deployment in Guam. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ryan Zeski)
Senior Airman Ryan Zeski utilizes time during a long flight as a passenger on a Michigan Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker to work on some homework for a course he is taking at Oakland University in MIchigan, Nov. 8, 2018. Zeski is one of more than 250 Michigan Citizen-Airmen who are utilizing state or federal tuition assistance to further his education through his military service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Airman 1st Class Nathaniel Sanchez, a crew chief with the Hawaii Air National Guard's 154th Air Refueling Wing, prepares to service a KC-135 Stratotanker from the Michigan Air National Guard's 127th Wing at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii, Nov. 5, 2018. Sanchez served for aboout a year with the 127th Wing while living in Michigan before returning to his native Hawaii. The Michigan aircraft was passing through Hawaii on a mission to pick up cargo and personnel in Guam. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ryan Zeski)
Staff Sgt. William Anderson, a crew chief with the 191st Maintenance Squadron inserts a heating hose into a KC-135 Stratotanker in pre-flight operations at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Nov. 4, 2019. The KC-135 can be used for air to to air refueling or passenger and cargo transportation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Senior Airman Leslie Whitfield performs a visual inspection of a KC-135 Stratotanker at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Nov. 4, 2019. The KC-135 can be used for air to to air refueling or passenger and cargo transportation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Senior Airmen Leslie Whitfield and Nikki Anderson prepare to launach a KC-135 Stratotanker at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Nov. 4, 2018. Lt. Col. Leah Voelker, the aircraft commander for this flight, can be seen sitting at the pilot's controls inside the aircraft. The KC-135 is used for air-to-air refueling, cargo and passenger lift and can be configured to transport medical patients. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton
Senior Airman Leslie Whitfield, a KC-135 Stratotanker crew chief, operates an auxiliary power unit during pre-flight operations at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Nov. 4, 2018. The KC-135 is used for air-to-air refueling, cargo and passenger lift and can be configured to transport medical patients. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton
Senior Airman Nikki Anderson communicates with the aircrew aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker while preparing to launch the aircraft at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Nov. 4, 2018. The KC-135 is used for air-to-air refueling, cargo and passenger lift and can be configured to transport medical patients. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton
ALPENA, Mich.— Airman 1st Class Julia McEachin, lodging apprentice, and Staff Sgt. Emuobosan Ojaruega, nightshift lodging non-commissioned officer in charge, both of the 127th Force Support Squadron, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., provide room assignments at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training center on August 5, 2018. Tech. Sgt. Daniel Pittman and Staff Sgt. Trent Jakelsky, both power production technicians, 280th Special Operations Communications Squadron, Dothan, Ala., drove to Alpena to participate in Exercise Northern Strike 18, taking place in northern Michigan for the next three weeks.
ALPENA, Mich.-- Airman 1st Class Jaylin Bailey, lodging journeyman, 127th Force Support Squadron, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., assists in out processing members of the 127th Wing on August 2, 2018 at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center here. 127th FSS members stayed in Alpena to assist in managing lodging services at the CRTC for Exercise Northern Strike 18 taking place in Northern Michigan for the next two weeks.
ALPENA, Mich.-- Tech. Sgt. Ben Mason, Staff Sgt. Emuobosan Ojaruega, Senior Airman Joshua Leidy and Airman 1st Class Angelo Raona, all lodging team members from the 127th Force Support Squadron, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., assist in managing lodging assignments during Exercise Northern Strike 18 at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center on August 4, 2018. 127th FSS troops are working for the next two weeks managing on-base lodging for 1,522 servicemembers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. David Kujawa)
Members of Team Selfridge participate in the second annual, "Running of the Hawgs," event here on May 6, 2018. The race, organized by the 127th Maintenance Group here, invited civilians and servicemembers to compete in either a 5k run or a mile-long walk on a measured course, on base. Proceeds from the event were donated to the Adopt-A-Family organization. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airmen Ryan Zeski)
Senior Airman Scott Kultala reclaims a piece of scrap lumber during a four-day training period at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 6, 2018. The Security Forces personnel at Selfridge were making barricades for training purposes out of some scrap lumber. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Senior Airman Jason Collier opens a fire hydrant during a training exercise at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 6, 2018. Fire department personnel at the base conducted several training scenarios over a four-day period in early May. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Senior Airman Jason Collier adjusts the spray of a fire hose during a training exercise at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 6, 2018. Fire department personnel at the base conducted several training scenarios over a four-day period in early May. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Senior Airman Kenway Hensley, left, discusses fire department operations with two fellow Airmen during a training exercise at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 6, 2018. Fire department personnel at the base conducted several training scenarios over a four-day period in early May. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Senior Airman Kenway Hensley carries a firehose during a training exercise Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 6, 2018. Fire department personnel at the base conducted several training scenarios over a four-day period in early May. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Senior Airman Kenway Hensley adjusts a fire hose during a training exercise at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 6, 2018. Fire department personnel at the base conducted several training scenarios over a four-day period in early May. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Senior Airman Kenway Hensley and Senior Airman Andrew Allport review fire pumper operations during a training exercise at Selfridge Air National Guard Base., Mich., May 6, 2018. Fire department personnel at the base conducted several training scenarios over a four-day period in early May. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Tech. Sgt. Matthew Sellers and Airman 1st Class Ashley Bishop, both members of the 127th Comptroller Flight, provide assistance to Senior Airman Laria White at the Finance Customer Service Counter at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 6, 2018. Specialists with the Comptroller Flight offer business hours to assist military personnel with questions about pay, travel claims and other financial matters. Customer service is one of the primary focusses of the 127th Wing. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Senior Airmen Shawn Gray and Scott Kultala, both members of the 127th Security Forces Squadron, work on a project during a four-day trainingperiod at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 6, 2018. The Security Forces personnel at Selfridge were making barricades for training purposes out of some scrap lumber. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Michigan Air National Guard trainees Jaccelynn Sherry, Woodrow Cope and Dakota Mills are given instruction in close order drill by Airman 1st Class Brent Houle at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 5, 2018. The trainees recently joined the 127th Wing at Selfridge and will soon be attending Air Force Basic Military at Joint Base San Antonio in Texas. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Staff Sgt. Jared Kowalski checks a technical order while performing routine maintenance on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 5, 2018. The A-10s are flown by the 127th Wing of the Michigan Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Staff Sgt. Chris Muller puts away tools after performing maintenance operations on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 5, 2018. The A-10s are flown by the 127th Wing of the Michigan Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
An A-10 Thunderbolt II is towed out of a maintenance hangar at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 5, 2018. The A-10s are flown by the 127th Wing of the Michigan Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Staff Sgt. Ethan Van Dam uses a guide to ensure components of the tail of an A-10 Thunderbolt II is correctly aligned at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 5, 2018. The A-10s are flown by the 127th Wing of the Michigan Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Tech. Sgt. Theodore Johnston uses a guide to ensure that components on the tail structure of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft are perfectly aligned at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 5, 2018. The A-10s are flown by the 127th Wing of the Michigan Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Staff Sgt. Joshua Scott prepare to load a practice ordnance on to an A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 4, 2018. Michigan Citizen-Airmen conducted a four-day training drill in May to refresh career-specific and general warfighting skills. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Staff Sgt. Joshua Scott secures ordnance to an A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft while Tech. Sgt. Brent Hawley reviews a technical manual at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 4, 2018. Aircraft armaments Airmen always work together in teams to ensure that ordnance is safely loaded on to aircraft. Michigan Citizen-Airmen conducted a four-day training drill in May to refresh career-specific and general warfighting skills. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Tech. Sgt. Brent Hawley, left, and Airman 1st Class Jacob Wedemeyer work together to load ordnance on to an A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 4, 2018. Aircraft armaments Airmen always work together in teams to ensure that ordnance is safely loaded on to aircraft. Michigan Citizen-Airmen conducted a four-day training drill in May to refresh career-specific and general warfighting skills. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Tech. Sgt. Brent Hawley, left, and Airman 1st Class Jacob Wedemeyer work together to load ordnance on to an A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft, while Senior Master Sgt. Jim Richards observes their work, at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 4, 2018. Aircraft armaments Airmen always work together in teams to ensure that ordnance is safely loaded on to aircraft. Michigan Citizen-Airmen conducted a four-day training drill in May to refresh career-specific and general warfighting skills. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Tech. Sgt. Brent Hawley, left, and Airman 1st Class Jacob Wedemeyer work together to load ordnance on to an A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 4, 2018. Aircraft armaments Airmen always work together in teams to ensure that ordnance is safely loaded on to aircraft. Michigan Citizen-Airmen conducted a four-day training drill in May to refresh career-specific and general warfighting skills. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Airman 1st Class Paul Prohaszka, a member of the Structures flight of the 127th Civil Engineer Squadron, works in the wood shop at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 4, 2018. Michigan Citizen-Airmen at Selfridge conducted a four-day training drill at Selfridge to refresh career-specific and warfighting skills. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Airman 1st Class Paul Prohaszka, a member of the Structures flight of the 127th Civil Engineer Squadron, works in the wood shop at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 4, 2018. Michigan Citizen-Airmen at Selfridge conducted a four-day training drill at Selfridge to refresh career-specific and warfighting skills. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Staff Sgt. John McDonald, a member of the Structures flight of the 127th Civil Engineer Squadron, works in the wood shop at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 4, 2018. Michigan Citizen-Airmen at Selfridge conducted a four-day training drill at Selfridge to refresh career-specific and warfighting skills. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Mr. Fredrick Henry and Lt. Col. Harry Stewart, both documented original Tuskegee Airmen and WWII veterans, were honored during the renaming of Birch St. to “Tuskegee Airmen Way” at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, on February 27, 2018. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. David Kujawa/ Released)
Mr. Fredrick Henry and Lt. Col. Harry Stewart, both documented original Tuskegee Airmen and WWII veterans, were honored during the renaming of Birch St. to “Tuskegee Airmen Way” at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, on February 27, 2018. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. David Kujawa/ Released)
Senior Airman David Palmer, 171st Air Refueling Squadron here, reads the mission statement of the 127th Wing's Diversity Council during the first, "Lunch and Learn," event hosted by the group Thursday. Members of the newly-formed Diversity Council, along with Brig. Gen. John D. Slocum, 127th Wing and Selfridge Air National Guard Base commanding officer, held the question-and-answer forum for members. The group covered topics including career-broadening opportunities, the mission of the Diversity Council, recruiting and retention strategies and what it means to be an ambassador of the 127th Wing to the community.
SELFRIDGE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mich.-- Master Sgt. Sheila Lipe, with the 127th Maintenance Group here, asks Brig. Gen. John D. Slocum a question during the Wing's, "Lunch and Learn," event hosted by the 127th Wing Diversity Council Thursday. Members of the newly-formed Diversity Council, along with Slocum, 127th Wing and Selfridge Air National Guard Base commanding officer, organized the question-and-answer forum for members. The group covered topics such as career-broadening opportunities, the mission of the Diversity Council, recruiting and retention strategies and what it means to be an ambassador of the 127th Wing to the community. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. David Kujawa/Released)
Local community members and civic leaders met with members of the 127th Wing Wednesday during a scoping meeting at the Wheeler Community Center in Clinton Township, Mich. to discuss F-35 basing at Selfridge. The meeting, a component of the Air Force’s environmental impact study, provided a forum to collect public comments and concerns regarding the F-35 bed down proposal. Even though Selfridge was not one of the two bases selected as a preferred alternative to base the F-35, the base is still considered a reasonable alternative.
Local community members and civic leaders met with members of the 127th Wing Wednesday during a scoping meeting at the Wheeler Community Center in Clinton Township, Mich. to discuss F-35 basing at Selfridge. The meeting, a component of the Air Force’s environmental impact study, provided a forum to collect public comments and concerns regarding the F-35 bed down proposal. Even though Selfridge was not one of the two bases selected as a preferred alternative to base the F-35, the base is still considered a reasonable alternative.
Tom Kott, an equipment engineer with the 127th Civil Engineering Squadron, Roads and Grounds shop here, diligently clears the snow on base today, operating a heavy-duty Oshkosh snowplow meant for clearing runways, in nearly white-out conditions. Efforts to clear base roads, parking lots, runways and airfield ramps, is necessary to allow our mission to continue unimpeded. Local weather reports estimate a total snowfall of approximately 12 inches this weekend, with the heaviest snowfall of the current storm falling between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. today. Despite the snow accumulation and temperatures in the 20's degree Fahrenheit, Selfridge Air National Guard Base never "closes," it remains open under any prescribed contingency.
Senior Airman Robert Wodowski, defender with the 127th Security Forces Squadron here, secures a KC-135 Stratotanker on the flight line today, This weekend, Woodowski and other personnel of the 127th Wing will continue to endure harsh weather conditions as a significant winter storm commences upon the metropolitan Detroit region. Local weather reports estimate snowfall to accumulate up-to one-foot and sub-freezing temperatures for the next few days. Selfridge Air National Guard Base personnel remain ready for any prescribed contingency and a blizzard during Michigan's winter season provides an opportunity to practice resiliency and readiness while dealing with a well-known, yet hard-to-predict adversary: Mother Nature.
Members of the 127th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, perform flight operations on the A-10 Thunderbolt II at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Feb. 3, 2018. The maintenance and flight crews for the A-10 Thunderbolt II, perform their duties year round, regardless of weather conditions.
Members of the 127th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, perform flight operations on the A-10 Thunderbolt II at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Feb. 3, 2018. The maintenance and flight crews for the A-10 Thunderbolt II, perform their duties year round, regardless of weather conditions.
Michigan Citizen-Airmen don protective chemical gear during a readiness training exercise at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Feb. 5, 2018. Airmen of the 127th Wing spent the February 2018 drill period reviewing basic warfighting and readiness skills.
Tech. Sgt. Brett Haas of the 127th Maintenance Operation Flight receives a routine blood draw from Senior Airman Rick Burnett an aerospace medical technician with the 127th Medical Group on February 3,2018. Military members are required to fulfill mandated medical requirements annually to ensure readiness to deploy worldwide.
A Michigan Citizen-Airman simulates decontaminating his chemical warfare suit during a readiness exercise at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Feb. 5, 2018. Airmen of the 127th Wing spent the February drill period reviewing basic warfighting and readiness skills.
Tech. Sgt. Brad Moehlig of the 127th Civil Engineering Squadron assists a fellow Airman as he dons a gas mask. Airmen of the 127th Wing spent the February 2018 drill period reviewing basic warfighting and readiness skills.
Michigan Air National Guard Airmen prepare to engage in rifle marksmanship training while wearing gas masks at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Feb. 4, 2018. The Citizen-Airmen of the 127th Wing spent the February regularly scheduled drill focused on expeditionary skills training.
Senior Airman Scott Lange fires an M-4 rifle during marksmanship training, while wearing a gas mask, at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Feb. 4, 2018. The Citizen-Airmen of the 127th Wing spent the February regularly scheduled drill focused on expeditionary skills training.
Senior Airman Scott Lange fires an M-4 rifle on the marksmanship range at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Feb. 4, 2018. The Citizen-Airmen of the 127th Wing spent the February regularly scheduled drill focused on expeditionary skills training.
Tech. Sgt. Brad Vermeesch serves as a safety monitor while observing marksmanship training at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Feb. 4, 2018. The Citizen-Airmen of the 127th Wing spent the February regularly scheduled drill focused on expeditionary skills training.
Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Sauer works with Senior Airman Scott Lange at the rifle marksmanship range at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Feb. 4, 2018. The Citizen-Airmen of the 127th Wing spent the February regularly scheduled drill focused on expeditionary skills training.
Staff Sgt. Jeff DeClercq works with a fellow Airman at the rifle marksmanship range at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Feb. 4, 2018. The Citizen-Airmen of the 127th Wing spent the February regularly scheduled drill focused on expeditionary skills training.
Airman 1st Class Michael Gardner is instructed in firearms marksmanship by Tech. Sgt. Brad Vermeesch at Selfridge Air Nationa Guard Base, Mich., Feb. 4, 2018. The Citizen-Airmen of the 127th Wing spent the February regularly scheduled drill focused on expeditionary skills training.
Tech. Sgt. Brad Vermeesch, a combat arms training instructor, reviews the marksmanship of a fellow Airman during training at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Feb. 4, 2018. The Citizen-Airmen of the 127th Wing spent the February regularly scheduled drill focused on expeditionary skills training.
Staff Sgt. Audrey Carlstrom a bio-environmental engineering technician with the 127th Medical Group, practices administering a fit test on Tech. Sgt. Brandon Reif, a fellow bio-environmental engineering technician, while waiting for the next customer on February 3, 2018. Quantitative fit tests are conducted on gas masks to ensure the mask properly fits all servicemembers assigned to wear them.
Firefighters with the Selfridge Air National Guard Base Fire Department practice using a throw rope from a long-distance during an ice rescue training exercise on Lake St. Clair, Harrison Township, Mich. on Jan. 31, 2017. During the winter, local residents enjoy recreational activities on the lake's frozen surface, increasing a need for ice-water rescues. Without sufficient training, first responders and victims can be put into greater danger. (Air National Guard photo by Terry L. Atwell)
A firefighter with the 127th Civil Engineering Squadron, assigned to the Selfridge Air National Guard Base Fire Department practices using ice awls to extricate himself from hole during an ice rescue training exercise on Lake St. Clair, Harrison Township, Mich. on Jan. 31, 2017. During the winter, local residents enjoy recreational activities on the lake's frozen surface, increasing a need for ice and water rescues. Without sufficient training, first responders and victims can be put into greater danger. (Air National Guard photo by Terry L. Atwell)
Gary Stringer helps Ed Hirth, both firefighters with the 127th Civil Engineer Squadron, assigned to the Selfridge Air National Guard Base fire department, don a cold-water emergent suit to prepare for an ice rescue training exercise on Lake St. Clair, Harrison Township, Mich. on Jan. 31, 2017. During the winter, local residents enjoy recreational activities on the lake's frozen surface, increasing a need for ice and water rescues. Without sufficient training, first responders and victims can be put into greater danger. (Air National Guard photo by Terry L. Atwell)
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