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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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,

  • 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


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