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  • 127th Wing cancels 2020 Open House, Air Show

    With uncertainty of the spreading Coronavirus, the 2020 Selfridge International Open House and Air Show has been canceled. “This was truly a disheartening decision to make,” said Brig. Gen. Rolf Mammen, 127th Wing Commander. “However, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and safety of our personnel and Michigan communities made this a prudent choice.” The air show, which featured the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, was scheduled for June 6-7, 2020.
  • MIANG welcomes newest general officer to ranks

    The Michigan Air National Guard welcomed the newest general officer to its ranks May 4, 2019, during a formal promotion ceremony for Brig. Gen. Rolf E. Mammen held at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. Mammen is stepping into the role of commanding officer of both the 127th Wing and Selfridge Air National Guard Base, providing command and control of five groups, two flying missions and an installation with approximately 47 tenant organizations, including every branch of the military and Department of Homeland Security.
  • Hometown Heroes Program supports families of deployed Airmen

    Imagine waking up to a bitterly cold house days after your spouse deploys halfway around the world and the governor declares a state of emergency due to record cold temperatures. The furnace quit working, you’re alone, and the children are cold. What do you do? Luckily, leadership of the 127th Wing is all too familiar with the overwhelming stress taken on by military spouses in the wake of a deployment and they’re standing by to help! To provide emergency support, the Wing has partnered with military, state, and local community organizations to establish a unique resource for spouses of deployed service members which is locally referred to as the Hometown Hero Hotline.
  • 127th Wing deploys members to ORA

    On a muggy midsummer day in Alpena, approximately 100 servicemembers filed into a large, hangar-like building donned in camouflaged protective gear from head-to-toe. Taking seats in metal folding chairs, cool air filtered through the open overhead door, the only relief from the congested heat. “It’s very hard to do your job when you’re wearing your [chemical] gear,” said Brig. Gen. John D. Slocum, commander 127th Wing, “The point is to familiarize ourselves with the processes and procedures so we can seamlessly integrate into a deployed environment.” More than 500 Citizen-Airmen of the 127th Wing mobilized during several different simulated deployments last week, culminating with the largest group on Sunday. Formerly referred to as “phase one and phase two”, the operational readiness assessment (ORA) taking place at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC), creates opportunities for troops to practice wartime taskings and reinforces readiness to deploy and operate in a wartime scenario.
  • Selfridge Trainees Prep for Basic Military Training

    Newly-enlisted trainees in the Michigan Air National Guard spent several days in May picking up fundamental military skills to help prep them for their Basic Military Training experience.
  • Engine Work Boosts Michigan Airmen

    For three Michigan Citizen-Airmen, working on jet engines at Selfridge Air National Guard Base is the right assignment to help launch both a military and a civilian career.
  • ‘No Second Guesses:’ Selfridge Pilots Share Story of Emergency Landing

    Capt. Brett DeVries, an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot of the 107th Fighter Squadron from Selfridge Air National Guard Base, poses next to the aircraft he safely landed after a malfunction forced him to make an emergency landing July 20 at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center. (Photo courtesy U.S. Air National Guard)