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  • 127th Wing named top flying unit in National Guard

    The Michigan Air National Guard's 127th Wing has been named the top flying unit in the Air National Guard.The National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) has awarded the Wing the Carl A. Spaatz Award, which is presented annually to the overall outstanding flying unit in the ANG. The award, which covers calendar year 2015, recognizes the
  • Humanitarian-civic assistance project underway

    Through the combined efforts of Latvian Soldiers and Michigan Airmen, a kindergarten in rural Silmala, Latvia, is under renovation.The Soldiers of the Latvian National Armed Forces and the Airmen from the Michigan Air National Guard's 127th Civil Engineer Squadron are working together on a Humanitarian-Civic Assistance project supported by several
  • Latvians partner with Selfridge air traffic controllers

    The first wave of Airmen from the Latvian Air Force have completed an 8-month familiarization program working with air traffic controllers at Selfridge Air National Guard Base.The three Latvians -- Cpl. Euija Polakova , Cpl. Aivers Freibergs and Pvt. Karl Grundins - worked alongside their Michigan counterparts at Selfridge as part of a new aspect
  • Michigan Airmen conduct water survival training with Navy, Coast Guard assist

    Airmen of the 171st Air Refueling Squadron and the 107th Fighter Squadron conducted a two-day training at this Navy station in Florida, refreshing their emergency survival skills.More than 100 Airmen from Selfridge Air National Guard Base were involved in Patriot Sands."We wanted to create a realistic training environment that was safe and
  • Selfridge breaks ground on new fuel system

    160417-Z-MI929The 127th Wing at Selfridge Air National Guard Base has broken ground on the largest single construction contract in the 99-year history of the military air field.A $32.6 million jet fuels storage and delivery system is being built at the base, creating a logistical infrastructure that will support all flying operations here.The new
  • Spehar takes command of 127MXG

    Lt. Col. David Spehar took command of the 127th Maintenance Group during a formal change of command ceremony at Selfridge Air National Guard Base during the April 2016 regularly scheduled drill of the 127th Wing.In a ceremony witnessed by the more than 400 Airmen of the 127MXG and several dozen guests, the command guidon of the Group was passed
  • 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