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  • Selfridge Air Wing Launches First A-10

    The Warthog has reported for duty. The 127th Wing at Selfridge Air National Guard Base launched its ceremonial first flight in the A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft on May 2. The aircraft, more popularly known as the Warthog, was assigned to the base to replace the departing F-16 Fighting Falcon, a multi-purpose fighter that had been based at
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    Technology is a wonderful thing, until it becomes the thing that gets you or some other innocent person killed. We should all know that in accordance with Department of Defense policy, anyone driving a motor vehicle on a DoD installation cannot use a cell phone unless the vehicle is safely parked or the driver is using a hands-free device. How many
  • New Jet Comes to Selfridge

    Residents in the Metro Detroit area will notice a new airplane flying overhead beginning this weekend, as the 127th Wing of the Michigan Air National Guard begins flying the A-10 Thunderbolt in place of the F-16. The unit has converted to the larger attack jet as part of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission law of 2005. On Saturday, the
  • Flu giving you the blues?

    What's up with pigs getting the flu, and wasn't that some weird Oriental thing many years ago? Influenza (commonly called flu) has been around for several thousand years. In fact, birds, swine, and other animals have been getting the flu for thousands of years. Approximately half of the U.S. pig population has had swine influenza. Recent studies
  • New mission, new plane, new friends – Michigan Air Guard A-10 unit learning from Maryland

    The year was 1987 and it was a good time to be a fighter pilot. The movie "Top Gun" had been released the year before and a newly pinned Air Force officer was beginning his career as a pilot in the top-of-the-line F-16 "Fighting Falcon" fighter. "When I got into the service in '87, that was the go-to airplane," said Lt. Col. Douglas "Bubbles"
  • 127th Wing Gets New Chemical Suits

    Say goodbye to messy charcoal. The Michigan Air National Guard is making the move to a new type of chemical warfare suit that not only provides better protection for Airmen, but also eliminates the mess of residual charcoal covering uniforms, bodies and everything else the old suits came in contact with. Say hello to JLIST. The Joint Service
  • Satellite PME Available for Senior Airmen

    Sixty-five Senior airmen around the 127th Wing are just one step away from joining the NCO ranks. But the next step is a crucial one: PME - Professional Military Education. PME teaches a person the art and the science of being a professional Airman. Senior airmen are required to attend Airman Leadership School, or ALS, prior to being eligible for
  • 127th Maintenance Group Changes Command

    Lt. Col. Gregory S. Holzhei is the new commander of the 127th Maintenance Group, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., formally accepting the position at the change of command ceremony April 4, 2009. Holzhei initially took command of the group after his predecessor, Col. John H. Theisen, who was unable to attend the ceremony, retired in
  • Selfridge Air Museum announces opening for the 2009 season

    Selfridge Military Air Museum officials recently announced their 2009 general public hours of operation for their Museum and Air Park as noon to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, Independence Day and Memorial Day, from April 4th through October 31st . The Museum and Air Park can also be opened by appointment at other times throughout the year by
  • Wing Puts Focus on Cyber Security

    Airmen across the 127th Wing and around the world are putting an increased emphasis on information security as the Air Force works to maintain command and control of the Cyberspace domain. "The computer and information networks are part of the tools that we use in our war fighting mission," said Technical Sgt. James Snyder, network manager at the