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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


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