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  • Technology, Alternative Fuels Highlight Air Show

    At the air base just outside the Motor City, it should come as no surprise that horsepower and fuel economy are hot topics - be it in a car or a high-performance jet engine. So when the theme of "technology" was selected for the 2009 Air Show & Open House at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, alternative fuels was a natural for part of the show. In
  • 62 Airmen Sworn-in at Selfridge

    America's newest Airmen were sworn into the U.S. Air Force Saturday, swearing to defend the nation against all enemies and to uphold the freedoms guaranteed in the Constitution. Sixty-two young men and women from the Detroit area took the enlistment oath at Selfridge Air National Guard Base Saturday, Aug. 22, as part of the base's air show and open
  • SPAD, Mural to be Unveiled at Air Show

    Lovers of historic aircraft will be in their glory during the 2009 Selfridge Air Show & Open House. Volunteers from the Selfridge Military Air Museum will be dedicating their hand-built replica of a World War I-era SPAD XIII aircraft during the Air Show's Launch Party on Friday, Aug. 21, as well as unveiling an 8-foot x 16-foot mural depicting the
  • Air Show Goes Social

    Are you a friend of the Air Show? Feel a Tweet coming on from the Wild Blue Yonder? Organizers of the 2009 Selfridge Air Show & Open House are using social media tools to help spread the word about the Air Show and, by extension, to take the Air Force message out into the community. For the past couple of weeks, Air Show staff have been adding
  • Veterans Group Among Air Show Exhibits

    A relatively new veterans group is among the organization that will be part of the 2009 Selfridge Air Show & Open House. The Veterans of Modern Warfare honors all those who have served in the military since the start of Operation Desert Storm, Aug. 2, 1990. The organization will be displaying the Michigan Fallen Soldiers Moving Memorial Wall, which
  • Selfridge Air Show Road Restrictions

    The Selfridge Air Show is Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 22-23. The gates open to the public at 8 a.m. and show hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., with flying from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Motorists and residents of the area are advised that traffic volumes around the base are expected to be very heavy both days of the show. Those attending the show are strongly
  • Thunderbirds, Technology Highlight Selfridge Air Show

    The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and displays from all of the nation's military service will highlight the 2009 Selfridge Air Show & Open House, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 22-23. The biennial show will feature more than 100 aircraft either flying or on display. The Thunderbirds, the internationally-famous Air Force precision flight team, will perform
  • Selfridge shows preparedness for emergency response

    A group of airmen were told that a plane had caught fire on the flight line, killing or injuring at least 100 civilians and some military members. Instead of heroically running out the door to save the victims and extinguish the fire, the airmen remained calmly seated in the dining facility. It was not that they were too afraid to battle the flames
  • President Obama lands at Selfridge

    President Barack Obama and Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow landed at Selfridge Air National Guard Base just after 3 p.m. on their way to speak at Macomb County Community College in Warren Tuesday afternoon.  On hand to welcome the President and Senator were Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm;  Lt. Governor John Cherry, Brigadier General Michael
  • Navy Hornets in local skies

    Navy F-18 jets from Oceana Naval Air Station, Virginia, are in the area performing flyovers for the Detroit APBA Gold Cup Races happening this weekend in Detroit, at the request of the event sponsors. They are being staged here at Selfridge. Citizens who live in southeast Michigan between Selfridge Air National Guard Base and Grosse Pointe are