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  • 127th Wing Names Outstanding Airmen of Year

    Seven Airmen of the 127th Wing were named as the Wing's Outstanding Airmen of the Year during an Annual Awards Ceremony.Winning the honors were:· Senior Airman Matthew Thornton, 127th Operations Group, Airman of the Year· Staff Sgt. Matthew Rygwelski, 127th Mission Support Group, Non-commissioned Officer of the Year· Master Sgt. Christopher
  • Whitehead named 127th Wing command chief

    The 127th Wing has a new command chief master sergeant.Chief Master Sgt. Tony Whitehead assumed the duties of the Wing's senior enlisted member during the Wing's annual awards ceremony during the December RSD (regularly scheduled drill). During the ceremony, the wing's outgoing command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Robert Dobson, passed the baton to
  • 127th Wing annual report available

    The numbers 649, 850 and 59 are among the most significant statistics in the 2015-16 annual report of the 127th Wing at Selfridge Air National Guard Base.During fiscal year 2015, which ended Sept. 30, 2015, the 127th Wing deployed 649 Michigan Airmen for operational missions or training exercise. Approximately 500 of those who deployed were
  • Why I Serve -- Chandler

    As the only optometry technician in the 127th Medical Group, Senior Airman Aalona Chandler meets almost everybody at Selfridge sooner or later.I appreciate all the diversity we have in this wing," Chandler said. "You meet people from all walks of life."Chandler provides visual acuity and color perception exams for Airmen, to ensure they are ready
  • Why I Serve -- Umeokolo

    Airman 1st Class Chinyelu Umeokolo is from Nigeria and immigrated to the United States six years ago. "I am appreciative of the many opportunities the United States has to offer," she said.She said that she wanted to serve the country as a way of saying thank you. She serves as a medical technician in the 127th Medical Group."The best part of my
  • Why I Serve -- Cypert

    Airman 1st Class Jacob Cypert of the 127th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron said he was once rather shy and introverted. Serving in the Michigan Air National Guard has helped him grow in confidence, he said.Following a suggestion from his father that he explore a military career, Cypert now serves as a munitions systems apprentice, supporting A-10
  • Why I Serve -- Smith

    After serving eight years in the active duty Air Force, Staff Sgt. Nick Smith did not want to give it all up for pursuits in the civilian sector.Rather than separating from the military Smith decided to continue his career as a member of the Michigan Air National Guard. Now, he serves in the 127th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Selfridge Air
  • Why I Serve -- Pitts

    Recently arriving home from his Air Force technical school, Airman 1st Class John Pitts arrived at the 127th Civil Engineering Squadron, eager to commence his on the job training as a buildings and structure specialist with the squadron."The art of woodwork, drywall, masonry, and concrete has always been a passion of mine," Pitts said.In his
  • Why I Serve -- Depew

    If there's a tanker in the air, maintenance put it there. Staff Sgt. Andrew Depew joined the military over seven years ago and serves with the 191st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. Depew works in sheet metal performing the necessary structural upgrades on the KC-135 to keep it flying.He is currently working on repairing a topside balance bay, a
  • Why I Serve -- McMann

    Senior Airman Adam McMann works in the 127th Operations Group as an aircrew flight equipment technician. McMann is responsible for maintaining and testing the survival equipment for the A-10 Thunderbolt and KC-135 Stratotanker crews at Selfridge Air National Guard Base.McMann joined the military in 2009 and has been a part of Team Selfridge since
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