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  • Credit union moves to new location at Selfridge

    An empty building at Selfridge Air National Guard Base has been renovated and given new life as a customer service center for a credit union. The new building will also soon house the base's Post Office.The Central Macomb Credit Union held a ribbon cutting on the base on Dec. 18 to celebrate the move to a new location at the corner of Jefferson and
  • 70th Anniversary: Michigan Guard units played role in Battle of the Bulge

    This month marks the 70th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Bulge, which turned out to be the last major German offensive of World War II. Two Michigan National Guard units played significant roles in the battle.The 254th Combat Engineer Battalion, now known as the 107th Engineer Combat Battalion and based in the Upper Peninsula, was
  • National Guard marks 378 years of service

    One of the nation's most enduring institutions will marks its 378th anniversary on Saturday. The National Guard is the oldest of America's military forces, pre-dating the Declaration of Independence by more than 140 years.While the U.S. National Guard traces its history to a Dec. 13, 1636, order by the governing board of the Massachusetts Bay
  • Selfridge crew chiefs keep tankers flying

    With several relatively new Airmen assigned to his duty section, Tech. Sgt. Timothy Kelly says he's enjoying his job as a KC-135 Stratotanker crew chief at Selfridge Air National Guard Base more than ever."You meet so many different personalities, different people, and they all come out here and say 'let's fix something,'" said Kelly.Kelly has been
  • Honor Guard benefits ‘immeasurable’

    Ultimately, it is about the veteran and his or her family, says Master Sgt. Thomas Barjaktarovich.A member of the 127th Wing's Honor Guard at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Barjaktarovich has participated in more than 100 funerals for Air Force veterans, working with one or more other Honor Guard members to fold the U.S. flag and present it to
  • Former POW shares story, poems with Selfridge BCC

    Major Gen. (ret.) John L. Borling can bookend his 37-year Air Force career around two trips to Selfridge Air National Guard Base. In the first trip, he experienced his first ride in the cockpit of a supersonic fighter-interceptor and almost lost his hearing. In the second trip, the former prisoner of war told the story of how he used poetry to help
  • Michigan Airmen return home from Combined Resolve

    About 75 Michigan Airmen returned home to Selfridge Air National Guard Base the day after Veterans Day, after spending about two and a half weeks participating in Combined Resolve 2014, a major exercise based in Germany.Combined Resolve is a Joint Multinational NATO training mission preparing U.S. and European militaries for combat rotations in
  • 127th Wing salutes veterans

    Michigan Airmen will be engaging in several events to help honor America's veterans during the national Veterans Day holiday.Several senior leaders from the 127th Wing, including the wing commander, Brig. Gen. John D. Slocum, will be speaking at schools or civic organizations on Tuesday, Nov. 11.In a Veterans Day message to the wing, Slocum thanked
  • Secretary James: Selfridge ‘stands ready’

    Saluting Team Selfridge for continuing to 'Stand Ready' to serve state and nation, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James spent Thursday, Nov. 6, visiting Michigan's Hometown Air Force at Selfridge Air National Guard Base."The 127th Wing has certainly been shouldering its fair share, maybe more than its share, over the last several years,"
  • Slocum Takes Command at Selfridge

    More than 250 of the Airmen in his new command did not attend the ceremony in which Brig. Gen. John D. Slocum was officially named the new commander of the 127th Wing at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. One contingent of the Michigan Air National Guardsmen is in Europe, another is at an island air base in the Pacific Ocean.While Slocum, who takes