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  • Selfridge Airmen Complete Latest Guam Mission

    More than five dozen Michigan Citizen-Airmen have returned home after completing a successful deployment to the Pacific Ocean island territory of Guam. The Michigan Guardsmen, part of the 127th Wing based at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, flew KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, supporting continuous bomber presence and theater security plan in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s area of responsibility. The KC-135 is primarily provides air-to-air refueling services to U.S. and allied aircraft, a mission of particular importance given the vast distances involved in the Pacific Ocean region.
  • Education Part of the Mission for Michigan Citizen-Airmen

    Anywhere between a third and a half of the Citizen-Airmen of the 127th Wing at Selfridge Air National Guard Base are utilizing military-provided benefits in any given semester to further their higher education goals. “It is a tremendous benefit that we encourage our Airmen to take advantage of,” said Master Sgt. Chandra Corrado, the recruiting and retention manager for the 127th Wing, which is a component of the Michigan Air National Guard.
  • 127 FSS gives troops place to lay heads

         Ten men sat quietly in a dimly-lit room watching a video presentation on a Sunday morning. Several donned full beards, all wore civilian clothes and it was easy to tell they weren’t American troops. Airman 1st Class Hannah Meyerson, 110th FSS, Battle Creek, facilitated the briefing for the Lithuanian Army soldiers, providing contact info and
  • 127th Wing deploys members to ORA

    On a muggy midsummer day in Alpena, approximately 100 servicemembers filed into a large, hangar-like building donned in camouflaged protective gear from head-to-toe. Taking seats in metal folding chairs, cool air filtered through the open overhead door, the only relief from the congested heat. “It’s very hard to do your job when you’re wearing your [chemical] gear,” said Brig. Gen. John D. Slocum, commander 127th Wing, “The point is to familiarize ourselves with the processes and procedures so we can seamlessly integrate into a deployed environment.” More than 500 Citizen-Airmen of the 127th Wing mobilized during several different simulated deployments last week, culminating with the largest group on Sunday. Formerly referred to as “phase one and phase two”, the operational readiness assessment (ORA) taking place at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC), creates opportunities for troops to practice wartime taskings and reinforces readiness to deploy and operate in a wartime scenario.
  • 127th Firefighters are ready on a moments' notice

    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)
  • 127th MXG's 2nd "Hawg Run" Supports charity, cameraderie

    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
  • Selfridge Trainees Prep for Basic Military Training

    Newly-enlisted trainees in the Michigan Air National Guard spent several days in May picking up fundamental military skills to help prep them for their Basic Military Training experience.
  • Selfridge CE Airmen Hone Skills

    “This is really familiarization training,” explained Staff Sgt. Michael Godwin. “We have some new junior Airmen and so this is a chance to get everyone together and work as a team.”
  • 127th Wing members field comments about F-35 mission

    SELFRIDGE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mich.--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.
  • Temperatures remain low, while morale stays high

    During the February super drill at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, members from several departments within the 127th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron pushed through extreme cold weather conditions to continue unimpeded flight operations. The squadron is comprised of several different departments that work together with a common goal of getting A-10 Thunderbolt II’s in the air.
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