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  • Michigan Airmen complete Snowbird Training

    Fifteen thousand rounds to the good.About 200 Michigan Airmen engaged in a series of exercises - primarily focusing on combat search and rescue utilizing the A-10 Thunderbolt II - centered at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz., and the nearby Barry M. Goldwater Air Force Range over the two weeks ending Feb. 7, 2015.The Snowbird exercise
  • Searching for training

    The Michigan Air National Guard's 107th Fighter Squadron participates in a combat search and rescue exercise in the Barry M. Goldwater Air Force Range, west of Tucson, Ariz., Jan. 29, 2015. See slideshow here.The 107th and related elements of the 127th Wing are participating in a series of training exercises known as Snowbird, while at the Total
  • Barton, Selfridge Airmen win PA awards

    A Michigan Airman has been named the top broadcaster in the Air National Guard.Tech. Sgt. Rachel Barton, a member of the 127th Wing at Selfridge Air National Guard Base was named Broadcaster of the Year in the National Guard Bureau's annual media contest, which reviews the work of Public Affairs Airmen from units across 54 U.S. states and
  • Ammo Airmen find a 'change of pace' with Michigan ANG

    One is an accountant. The other is an EKG technician in a hospital.This week, they are building bombs.Two Michigan Air National Guard Airmen say they were looking for a different kind of challenge - a "change of pace" from their civilian careers when they enlisted. They found it in the Ammo Flight of the 127th Maintenance Group."I wanted to do
  • Goodbye snow; hello Snowbird

    About 200 Airmen and 10 aircraft from the 127th Wing deployed to Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., on Friday, Jan. 23, to Operation Snowbird.The men and women from various units of the 127th Wing support, operate and maintain the A-10 Thunderbolt II mission.  Operation Snowbird allows military flying units to take advantage of the optimal weather
  • Selfridge boomer: ‘I always wanted to be a flyer’

    Laying on his stomach, in an ice-cold compartment with a master sergeant just an inch or so away, Airman 1st Class Andre McClain made a critical connection.The newest boom operator with the 171st Air Refueling Squadron at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, McClain performed an aerial refueling mission with a fighter aircraft for the first time ever
  • Selfridge Names Top Airmen

    Eight Airmen of the 127th Wing have been named Airmen of the Year for 2014.The annual awards were announced during a formal ceremony in front of the assembled members of the wing at Selfridge Air National Guard Base at the wing's first weekend drill of the year.Winning the honors were:· Senior Airman Janea Cook, 127th Mission Support Group, Airman
  • 2014 Loadeo Slideshow

    Weapons load crews with the 127th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load simulated munitions on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during the annual Loadeo competition on December 6, 2014, at Selfridge Air National Guard Base.  The Loadeo competition tests the weapons load crew skills at loading munitions in an expedient manner while maintaining technical
  • 127th Wing opens recruiting office in Southfield

    The Michigan Air National Guard has opened a new recruiting office in Southfield, a Detroit suburb.The new office on Southfield Road between 12 and 13 Mile roads not only will function as working space for Air National Guard recruiters from Selfridge Air National Guard Base, but will further cement the bond between the ANG and the community, said
  • Top Photos from 2014

    A visit by the Secretary of the Air Force, operations at "zero-dark-thirty" and Airmen returning home from deployment are highlighted in the 127th Wing's top photos from 2014.Two of the photos, homecoming of 127th Security Forces personnel in March, shot by now-retired civilian photographer John S. Swanson, and a June photo of the return of 127th