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  • Airman gains career opportunity in 127th Wing

    Airman 1st Class Kyra Ballard was looking to create an opportunity for herself. Joining the Michigan Air National Guard provided her just that."Joining the Air Force is probably the best decision I have made in my life, so far," said Ballard, who works as a personnel specialist for the 127th Wing at Selfridge Air National Guard Base.Ballard is
  • Hundreds return home from deployments

    Approximately 500 Airmen from Selfridge Air National Guard Base are now home following perhaps the busiest summer in the modern history of the Michigan Air National Guard. Airmen of the 127th Wing have been filtering home over the past several weeks, with the largest contingency returning to Michigan over the October 22-24 weekend, with ten jets
  • Manor takes command of 127th Medical Group

    Col. Mark Manor, who has served a wide variety of capacities with the 127th Medical Group since he first joined the unit in 1988, took command of the unit in an Oct. 18 ceremony at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. Manor, who was promoted to his current rank in the ceremony, took over command of the group from Col. Sidney Martin, who recently took
  • Brigadier General Slocum Awards Junior ROTC Cadets

    Brig. Gen. John D. Slocum, 127th Wing commander, presented awards to 10 teams of approximately 25 members of Junior ROTC cadets on Oct. 17, 2015, at Anchor Bay High School in Ira Township, Michigan.The cadets were recognized with numerous awards after a day of competitive drill movements with participants from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania,
  • Sea Cadets adopt museum aircraft

    Mark the A-4B Skyhawk at the Selfridge Military Air Museum as clean - spotless in fact - thanks to about two dozen local Sea Cadets.The Sea Cadets recently adopted the aircraft at the museum and gathered on a weekend day to give the aircraft a wash. Each of the more than 30 vintage military aircraft, all of which are on display outdoors, at the
  • National leaders visit Selfridge

    A short stop by Vice President Joe Biden and Air Force Two capped off an unprecedented stretch of distinguished visitors to Selfridge Air National Guard Base in the month of September.Over a 15 day period, President Barack Obama, Vice President Biden, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and six members of the U.S. House of Representatives have
  • Health screening fair planned at Base Exchange

    The Selfridge Base Exchange will be the site of a health screening screening Friday , Sept. 18. McLaren Macomb Hospital will be at the exchange to offer screenings from  more than   eight health departments including, bariatric, weight management and joint replacement. The health screenings will take place 12-2 p.m., in the mini mall located at the
  • President Obama visits Selfridge

    President Barack Obama paid a short visit to Selfridge Air National Guard Base on Wednesday, Sept. 9, while on his way to a speaking engagement at nearby Macomb Community College. It was the president's first visit to the historic air base since 2009.Brig. Gen. Doug Slocum, 127th Wing commander, greeted the president and was joined by the mayor of
  • Members of Congress visit Selfridge

    In an historic visit, seven members of Congress toured Selfridge Air National Guard Base today, gaining insight into the diverse missions, capabilities and the future potential of the base.U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich,; and U.S. Reps. Sander Levin, D-Mich; , Fred Upton, R-Mich.; Candice Miller, R-Mich.; Dan Benishek, R-Mich.; Bill Huizenga,
  • Michigan Airmen Support Disaster Response Exercise

    Some four dozen Michigan Air National Guard Airmen helped prove that the National Guard is ready to roll during any kind of natural disaster during a recent major training exercise in Wisconsin.The Selfridge-based Airmen from the 127th Civil Engineer Squadron and 127th Communication Flight helped support Patriot Exercise 2015 at Volk Field, Wisc.,