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  • Active, Guard Airmen work together to gain weapons training

    The Combat Arms Instructors assigned to the 127th Security Forces Squadron at Selfridge Air National Guard Base recently received some weapons certification of their own. After the squadron was assigned with new mission responsibilities involving a new weapon system, the M2 50-caliber machine gun, the 127th SFS found itself with no way to qualify
  • Airman serves with a ‘passion’ for computer systems

    A move to the Michigan Air National Guard is providing an ideal set of opportunities for one Airman.Staff Sgt. Chris Jones recently joined the Michigan ANG's 127th Wing at Selfridge Air National Guard Base after completing an initial enlistment of four years in the active-duty Air Force. The change also allowed Jones to make a change in his Air
  • Enlisted heritage finds new home at Selfridge

    Quarters One has a new lease on life. One of the oldest buildings at Selfridge Air National Guard Base has been designated for use as the Enlisted Heritage House at the historic air base.Quarters One, officially designated as Building 409, served for decades as the home for general officers assigned to both Selfridge and to the Detroit Arsenal
  • Avionics Airmen get ‘hands-on’ with Selfridge A-10s

    Having both an interest some kind of hands-on mechanical work as well as computer technology, Airman 1st Class Travis Bowman landed in an ideal spot when he enlisted in the Michigan Air National Guard."I always wanted to get involved with aviation in some capacity," Bowman said. "This is a great step into it."For Bowman, "this" is an assignment as
  • Airman returns from Djibouti; 570 Selfridge Airmen deployed in FY14

    A Michigan Airman has recently returned after four months of duty in east Africa.Staff Sgt. Nick Gucwa worked as a vehicle mechanic and quality assurance technician while assigned to AFRICOM at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti. Gucwa is a member of the 127th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. He is one of 570 Selfridge
  • Selfridge makes switch in jet fuel usage

    The 127th Wing and Selfridge Air National Guard Base are among the latest military bases to make a change in its jet fuel, moving away from a fuel blend specifically made for military use to a civilian grade fuel."The change for us is essentially unnoticeable," said Master Sgt. Eric Henderson, fuels superintendent for the 127th Logistics Readiness
  • Safeguarding your digital footprint

    Social media is a great resource for Airmen and their families to share information and stay connected to relatives at home and abroad.Although many depend on these wonderful tools, recent events have encouraged us to re-evaluate our digital footprint to ensure our personal and professional information is protected from online predators and
  • Rann, commander in 1970s, dies

    A former commander of the 127th Tactical Fighter Wing has died. Brig. Gen. Richard A. Rann, who led the wing in the middle 1970s and then served as assistant adjutant general for air, died Oct. 9, in Charlotte, Mich.Rann, 90, led the 127th TFW for about 18 months in 1974 and 1975 before becoming assistant adjutant general for air. Rann served as
  • AGE shop relies on ‘well-rounded mechanics’ to keep equipment humming

    Sometimes in the Air Force, it pays to be a specialist. But the workshop on the far east side of the aircraft parking ramp at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, where the AGE Airmen work, isn't one of those places."You really have to be a generalist," explained Staff Sgt. Michael Shoff, who has worked on aerospace ground equipment - or AGE - for
  • Michigan Airmen Engage at Green Flag-East

    On any job, knowing how to speak the lingo is critical. With that in mind, about 150 Michigan Airmen will spend the next two weeks brushing up on their "Army-ese." The Airmen from Selfridge Air National Guard Base are participating in Green Flag-East, the U.S. military's most intense air-to-ground combat training exercise. The Michigan Airmen
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