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  • Wing Ball planned for September

    The 127th Wing is set to have the Wing Ball Sept. 17, 2016. The 127th ball is a biannual event held in conjunction with the day the Air Force became a separate branch of service under the National Security Act of 1947.This year's theme is Honoring our Heritage--Forging our Future. Senior Master Sgt. Brian Henke, Wing Ball committee president, is
  • 102-year-old veteran recalls duty with Michigan National Guard

    "My experience in the Guard? The people I met, the people I knew. It was a wonderful thing," the old Soldier recalled, sitting in his living room on a recent sunny winter day.At 102 years old, Philas J. Kelly of Farmington, Mich., is likely the oldest living veteran of the Michigan National Guard. From 1937 to 1940, Kelly served in the 107th
  • The coldest place on Earth

    After six weeks of operations in Antarctica, Tech. Sgt. Toni Donahee has a new appreciation of what it means to keep cool while at work.Donahee, a supply specialist with the 127th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., recently returned home to Michigan after spending six weeks at McMurdo Station supporting
  • For jet engine mechanic, tenacity is key

    Tenacity.Maybe not a word commonly assigned with serving as an engine mechanic, but then again, these are no common engines."You never know what any day on the job is going to throw at you," said Tech. Sgt. Richard Coleman, an aerospace propulsion specialist with the 127th Maintenance Squadron at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. "So you have to
  • Selfridge, Travis make training connection

    Nearly three dozen KC-135 maintainers brushed up on their leadership skills thanks to a unique partnership between active duty and Air National Guard Airmen at Selfridge Air National Guard Base.Two trainers from the Airman and Family Readiness Center at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., spent three days this week leading a class on the "Seven Habits
  • Selfridge Airmen win public affairs honors

    A trio of Selfridge Airmen have earned awards from the National Guard Bureau.Airman 1st Class Brandon Gifford, Tech. Sgt. Rachel Barton and Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton all earned first place awards in the NGB's annual Media Contest. All three Airmen are assigned to the 127th Wing Public Affairs office.Gifford, who joined the Public Affairs office in
  • Thunderbirds to mark Selfridge centennial

    The Airmen of Selfridge Air National Guard Base will welcome the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds to the base to mark the 100th anniversary of the Macomb County military installation, Aug. 19-20,2017.The Thunderbirds will headline the 2017 Selfridge Open House, which will celebrate the 100-year heritage of the base. Selfridge was established on July 1,
  • Michigan ANG supports Flint water response

    Nearly 3 million liter-size bottles of water have been shipped through Selfridge Air National Guard Base in the largest domestic support operation of the Michigan Air National Guard in at least the past four decades.The water bottles are being staged at Selfridge and then shipped as needed to Flint, Mich., -- some 70 miles away -- in response to
  • 127th Wing announces leadership changes

    Brig. Gen. John D. Slocum, 127th Wing commander, recently announced the following leadership changes within the wing.* Lt. Col. David Spehar , 127th Maintenance Group commander* Lt. Col. Tom Sierakowski, 127th Mission Support Group deputy commander* Lt. Col. Shawn Holtz, 127th Maintenance Squadron commander* Lt. Col. Sean Campbell, 107th Fighter
  • Wing command chief holds enlisted all-call

    Chief Master Sgt. Tony Whitehead, 127th Wing command chief, made himself visible and engaged with Airmen during an enlisted all-call meeting on Feb. 7.  He addressed the 127th Wing commitment to encourage Airman to lead, grow, perform, mentor and commit.The purpose of the all-call was to "make sure we are all thinking along the same lines  of
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