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  • Selfridge Moves Into 2nd Century

    The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds streak across the skies above the base air traffic control tower during the Selfridge Centennial Air Show and Open House Aug 18. The three-day event drew well over 200,000 to the base celebrating 100 years of aviation heritage and service to the state and nation. Selfridge Air National Guard Base opened on July 1, 1917, created as a training facility for pilots and aerial gunners in World War I, and has been used as a military air field continuously since opening.
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ALPENA, Mich.— Airman 1st Class Julia McEachin, lodging apprentice, and Staff Sgt. Emuobosan Ojaruega, nightshift lodging non-commissioned officer in charge, both of the 127th Force Support Squadron, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., provide room assignments at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training center on August 5, 2018. Tech. Sgt. Daniel Pittman and Staff Sgt. Trent Jakelsky, both power production technicians, 280th Special Operations Communications Squadron, Dothan, Ala., drove to Alpena to participate in Exercise Northern Strike 18, taking place in northern Michigan for the next three weeks.
ALPENA, Mich.-- Airman 1st Class Jaylin Bailey, lodging journeyman, 127th Force Support Squadron, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., assists in out processing members of the 127th Wing on August 2, 2018 at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center here. 127th FSS members stayed in Alpena to assist in managing lodging services at the CRTC for Exercise Northern Strike 18 taking place in Northern Michigan for the next two weeks.
ALPENA, Mich.-- Tech. Sgt. Ben Mason, Staff Sgt. Emuobosan Ojaruega, Senior Airman Joshua Leidy and Airman 1st Class Angelo Raona, all lodging team members from the 127th Force Support Squadron, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., assist in managing lodging assignments during Exercise Northern Strike 18 at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center on August 4, 2018. 127th FSS troops are working for the next two weeks managing on-base lodging for 1,522 servicemembers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. David Kujawa)
Members of Team Selfridge participate in the second annual, "Running of the Hawgs," event here on May 6, 2018. The race, organized by the 127th Maintenance Group here, invited civilians and servicemembers to compete in either a 5k run or a mile-long walk on a measured course, on base. Proceeds from the event were donated to the Adopt-A-Family organization. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airmen Ryan Zeski)
Senior Airman Scott Kultala reclaims a piece of scrap lumber during a four-day training period at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 6, 2018. The Security Forces personnel at Selfridge were making barricades for training purposes out of some scrap lumber. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Senior Airman Jason Collier opens a fire hydrant during a training exercise at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 6, 2018. Fire department personnel at the base conducted several training scenarios over a four-day period in early May. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Senior Airman Jason Collier adjusts the spray of a fire hose during a training exercise at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 6, 2018. Fire department personnel at the base conducted several training scenarios over a four-day period in early May. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Senior Airman Kenway Hensley, left, discusses fire department operations with two fellow Airmen during a training exercise at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 6, 2018. Fire department personnel at the base conducted several training scenarios over a four-day period in early May. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Senior Airman Kenway Hensley carries a firehose during a training exercise Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 6, 2018. Fire department personnel at the base conducted several training scenarios over a four-day period in early May. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Senior Airman Kenway Hensley and Senior Airman Andrew Allport review fire pumper operations during a training exercise at Selfridge Air National Guard Base., Mich., May 6, 2018. Fire department personnel at the base conducted several training scenarios over a four-day period in early May. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Tech. Sgt. Matthew Sellers and Airman 1st Class Ashley Bishop, both members of the 127th Comptroller Flight, provide assistance to Senior Airman Laria White at the Finance Customer Service Counter at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 6, 2018. Specialists with the Comptroller Flight offer business hours to assist military personnel with questions about pay, travel claims and other financial matters. Customer service is one of the primary focusses of the 127th Wing. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Senior Airman Kenway Hensley adjusts a fire hose during a training exercise at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 6, 2018. Fire department personnel at the base conducted several training scenarios over a four-day period in early May. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Senior Airmen Shawn Gray and Scott Kultala, both members of the 127th Security Forces Squadron, work on a project during a four-day trainingperiod at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 6, 2018. The Security Forces personnel at Selfridge were making barricades for training purposes out of some scrap lumber. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Michigan Air National Guard trainees Jaccelynn Sherry, Woodrow Cope and Dakota Mills are given instruction in close order drill by Airman 1st Class Brent Houle at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 5, 2018. The trainees recently joined the 127th Wing at Selfridge and will soon be attending Air Force Basic Military at Joint Base San Antonio in Texas. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Staff Sgt. Jared Kowalski checks a technical order while performing routine maintenance on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 5, 2018. The A-10s are flown by the 127th Wing of the Michigan Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Staff Sgt. Chris Muller puts away tools after performing maintenance operations on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 5, 2018. The A-10s are flown by the 127th Wing of the Michigan Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
An A-10 Thunderbolt II is towed out of a maintenance hangar at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 5, 2018. The A-10s are flown by the 127th Wing of the Michigan Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Staff Sgt. Ethan Van Dam uses a guide to ensure components of the tail of an A-10 Thunderbolt II is correctly aligned at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 5, 2018. The A-10s are flown by the 127th Wing of the Michigan Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Tech. Sgt. Theodore Johnston uses a guide to ensure that components on the tail structure of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft are perfectly aligned at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 5, 2018. The A-10s are flown by the 127th Wing of the Michigan Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Staff Sgt. Joshua Scott prepare to load a practice ordnance on to an A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 4, 2018. Michigan Citizen-Airmen conducted a four-day training drill in May to refresh career-specific and general warfighting skills. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Staff Sgt. Joshua Scott secures ordnance to an A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft while Tech. Sgt. Brent Hawley reviews a technical manual at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 4, 2018. Aircraft armaments Airmen always work together in teams to ensure that ordnance is safely loaded on to aircraft. Michigan Citizen-Airmen conducted a four-day training drill in May to refresh career-specific and general warfighting skills. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Tech. Sgt. Brent Hawley, left, and Airman 1st Class Jacob Wedemeyer work together to load ordnance on to an A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 4, 2018. Aircraft armaments Airmen always work together in teams to ensure that ordnance is safely loaded on to aircraft. Michigan Citizen-Airmen conducted a four-day training drill in May to refresh career-specific and general warfighting skills. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Tech. Sgt. Brent Hawley, left, and Airman 1st Class Jacob Wedemeyer work together to load ordnance on to an A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft, while Senior Master Sgt. Jim Richards observes their work, at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 4, 2018. Aircraft armaments Airmen always work together in teams to ensure that ordnance is safely loaded on to aircraft. Michigan Citizen-Airmen conducted a four-day training drill in May to refresh career-specific and general warfighting skills. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Tech. Sgt. Brent Hawley, left, and Airman 1st Class Jacob Wedemeyer work together to load ordnance on to an A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 4, 2018. Aircraft armaments Airmen always work together in teams to ensure that ordnance is safely loaded on to aircraft. Michigan Citizen-Airmen conducted a four-day training drill in May to refresh career-specific and general warfighting skills. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Airman 1st Class Paul Prohaszka, a member of the Structures flight of the 127th Civil Engineer Squadron, works in the wood shop at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 4, 2018. Michigan Citizen-Airmen at Selfridge conducted a four-day training drill at Selfridge to refresh career-specific and warfighting skills. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Airman 1st Class Paul Prohaszka, a member of the Structures flight of the 127th Civil Engineer Squadron, works in the wood shop at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 4, 2018. Michigan Citizen-Airmen at Selfridge conducted a four-day training drill at Selfridge to refresh career-specific and warfighting skills. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Staff Sgt. John McDonald, a member of the Structures flight of the 127th Civil Engineer Squadron, works in the wood shop at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., May 4, 2018. Michigan Citizen-Airmen at Selfridge conducted a four-day training drill at Selfridge to refresh career-specific and warfighting skills. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Mr. Fredrick Henry and Lt. Col. Harry Stewart, both documented original Tuskegee Airmen and WWII veterans, were honored during the renaming of Birch St. to “Tuskegee Airmen Way” at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, on February 27, 2018. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. David Kujawa/ Released)
Mr. Fredrick Henry and Lt. Col. Harry Stewart, both documented original Tuskegee Airmen and WWII veterans, were honored during the renaming of Birch St. to “Tuskegee Airmen Way” at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, on February 27, 2018. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. David Kujawa/ Released)
Senior Airman David Palmer, 171st Air Refueling Squadron here, reads the mission statement of the 127th Wing's Diversity Council during the first, "Lunch and Learn," event hosted by the group Thursday. Members of the newly-formed Diversity Council, along with Brig. Gen. John D. Slocum, 127th Wing and Selfridge Air National Guard Base commanding officer, held the question-and-answer forum for members. The group covered topics including career-broadening opportunities, the mission of the Diversity Council, recruiting and retention strategies and what it means to be an ambassador of the 127th Wing to the community.
SELFRIDGE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mich.-- Master Sgt. Sheila Lipe, with the 127th Maintenance Group here, asks Brig. Gen. John D. Slocum a question during the Wing's, "Lunch and Learn," event hosted by the 127th Wing Diversity Council Thursday. Members of the newly-formed Diversity Council, along with Slocum, 127th Wing and Selfridge Air National Guard Base commanding officer, organized the question-and-answer forum for members. The group covered topics such as career-broadening opportunities, the mission of the Diversity Council, recruiting and retention strategies and what it means to be an ambassador of the 127th Wing to the community. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. David Kujawa/Released)
Local community members and civic leaders met with members of the 127th Wing Wednesday during a scoping meeting at the Wheeler Community Center in Clinton Township, Mich. to discuss F-35 basing at Selfridge. The meeting, a component of the Air Force’s environmental impact study, provided a forum to collect public comments and concerns regarding the F-35 bed down proposal. Even though Selfridge was not one of the two bases selected as a preferred alternative to base the F-35, the base is still considered a reasonable alternative.
Local community members and civic leaders met with members of the 127th Wing Wednesday during a scoping meeting at the Wheeler Community Center in Clinton Township, Mich. to discuss F-35 basing at Selfridge. The meeting, a component of the Air Force’s environmental impact study, provided a forum to collect public comments and concerns regarding the F-35 bed down proposal. Even though Selfridge was not one of the two bases selected as a preferred alternative to base the F-35, the base is still considered a reasonable alternative.
Tom Kott, an equipment engineer with the 127th Civil Engineering Squadron, Roads and Grounds shop here, diligently clears the snow on base today, operating a heavy-duty Oshkosh snowplow meant for clearing runways, in nearly white-out conditions. Efforts to clear base roads, parking lots, runways and airfield ramps, is necessary to allow our mission to continue unimpeded. Local weather reports estimate a total snowfall of approximately 12 inches this weekend, with the heaviest snowfall of the current storm falling between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. today. Despite the snow accumulation and temperatures in the 20's degree Fahrenheit, Selfridge Air National Guard Base never "closes," it remains open under any prescribed contingency.
Senior Airman Robert Wodowski, defender with the 127th Security Forces Squadron here, secures a KC-135 Stratotanker on the flight line today, This weekend, Woodowski and other personnel of the 127th Wing will continue to endure harsh weather conditions as a significant winter storm commences upon the metropolitan Detroit region. Local weather reports estimate snowfall to accumulate up-to one-foot and sub-freezing temperatures for the next few days. Selfridge Air National Guard Base personnel remain ready for any prescribed contingency and a blizzard during Michigan's winter season provides an opportunity to practice resiliency and readiness while dealing with a well-known, yet hard-to-predict adversary: Mother Nature.
Members of the 127th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, perform flight operations on the A-10 Thunderbolt II at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Feb. 3, 2018. The maintenance and flight crews for the A-10 Thunderbolt II, perform their duties year round, regardless of weather conditions.
Members of the 127th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, perform flight operations on the A-10 Thunderbolt II at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Feb. 3, 2018. The maintenance and flight crews for the A-10 Thunderbolt II, perform their duties year round, regardless of weather conditions.
Michigan Citizen-Airmen don protective chemical gear during a readiness training exercise at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Feb. 5, 2018. Airmen of the 127th Wing spent the February 2018 drill period reviewing basic warfighting and readiness skills.
Tech. Sgt. Brett Haas of the 127th Maintenance Operation Flight receives a routine blood draw from Senior Airman Rick Burnett an aerospace medical technician with the 127th Medical Group on February 3,2018. Military members are required to fulfill mandated medical requirements annually to ensure readiness to deploy worldwide.
A Michigan Citizen-Airman simulates decontaminating his chemical warfare suit during a readiness exercise at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Feb. 5, 2018. Airmen of the 127th Wing spent the February drill period reviewing basic warfighting and readiness skills.
Tech. Sgt. Brad Moehlig of the 127th Civil Engineering Squadron assists a fellow Airman as he dons a gas mask. Airmen of the 127th Wing spent the February 2018 drill period reviewing basic warfighting and readiness skills.
Michigan Air National Guard Airmen prepare to engage in rifle marksmanship training while wearing gas masks at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Feb. 4, 2018. The Citizen-Airmen of the 127th Wing spent the February regularly scheduled drill focused on expeditionary skills training.
Senior Airman Scott Lange fires an M-4 rifle during marksmanship training, while wearing a gas mask, at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Feb. 4, 2018. The Citizen-Airmen of the 127th Wing spent the February regularly scheduled drill focused on expeditionary skills training.
Senior Airman Scott Lange fires an M-4 rifle on the marksmanship range at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Feb. 4, 2018. The Citizen-Airmen of the 127th Wing spent the February regularly scheduled drill focused on expeditionary skills training.
Tech. Sgt. Brad Vermeesch serves as a safety monitor while observing marksmanship training at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Feb. 4, 2018. The Citizen-Airmen of the 127th Wing spent the February regularly scheduled drill focused on expeditionary skills training.
Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Sauer works with Senior Airman Scott Lange at the rifle marksmanship range at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Feb. 4, 2018. The Citizen-Airmen of the 127th Wing spent the February regularly scheduled drill focused on expeditionary skills training.
Staff Sgt. Jeff DeClercq works with a fellow Airman at the rifle marksmanship range at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Feb. 4, 2018. The Citizen-Airmen of the 127th Wing spent the February regularly scheduled drill focused on expeditionary skills training.
Airman 1st Class Michael Gardner is instructed in firearms marksmanship by Tech. Sgt. Brad Vermeesch at Selfridge Air Nationa Guard Base, Mich., Feb. 4, 2018. The Citizen-Airmen of the 127th Wing spent the February regularly scheduled drill focused on expeditionary skills training.
Tech. Sgt. Brad Vermeesch, a combat arms training instructor, reviews the marksmanship of a fellow Airman during training at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Feb. 4, 2018. The Citizen-Airmen of the 127th Wing spent the February regularly scheduled drill focused on expeditionary skills training.
Staff Sgt. Audrey Carlstrom a bio-environmental engineering technician with the 127th Medical Group, practices administering a fit test on Tech. Sgt. Brandon Reif, a fellow bio-environmental engineering technician, while waiting for the next customer on February 3, 2018. Quantitative fit tests are conducted on gas masks to ensure the mask properly fits all servicemembers assigned to wear them.
Firefighters with the Selfridge Air National Guard Base Fire Department practice using a throw rope from a long-distance during an ice rescue training exercise on Lake St. Clair, Harrison Township, Mich. on Jan. 31, 2017. During the winter, local residents enjoy recreational activities on the lake's frozen surface, increasing a need for ice-water rescues. Without sufficient training, first responders and victims can be put into greater danger. (Air National Guard photo by Terry L. Atwell)
A firefighter with the 127th Civil Engineering Squadron, assigned to the Selfridge Air National Guard Base Fire Department practices using ice awls to extricate himself from hole during an ice rescue training exercise on Lake St. Clair, Harrison Township, Mich. on Jan. 31, 2017. During the winter, local residents enjoy recreational activities on the lake's frozen surface, increasing a need for ice and water rescues. Without sufficient training, first responders and victims can be put into greater danger. (Air National Guard photo by Terry L. Atwell)
Gary Stringer helps Ed Hirth, both firefighters with the 127th Civil Engineer Squadron, assigned to the Selfridge Air National Guard Base fire department, don a cold-water emergent suit to prepare for an ice rescue training exercise on Lake St. Clair, Harrison Township, Mich. on Jan. 31, 2017. During the winter, local residents enjoy recreational activities on the lake's frozen surface, increasing a need for ice and water rescues. Without sufficient training, first responders and victims can be put into greater danger. (Air National Guard photo by Terry L. Atwell)
Phill Ulmer, chief of public affairs, 127th Wing here, practices self-rescue techniques during an ice rescue training exercise on Lake St. Clair, Harrison Township, Mich. on Jan. 31, 2017. Ulmer volunteered to assist firefighters of the 127th Civil Engineering Squadron, assigned to the Base Fire Department here, to practice their lifesaving skills. During the winter, local residents enjoy recreational activities on the lake's frozen surface, increasing a need for ice and water rescues. Without sufficient training, first responders and victims can be put into greater danger. (Air National Guard photo by Terry L. Atwell)
Dave Long and Joe Zydel, firefighters with the 127th Civil Engineer Squadron, assigned to the Selfridge Air National Guard Base fire department, practice self-rescue techniques during an ice rescue training exercise on Lake St. Clair, Harrison Township, Mich. on Jan. 31, 2017. During the winter, local residents enjoy recreational activities on the lake's frozen surface, increasing a need for ice and water rescues. Without sufficient training, first responders and victims can be put into greater danger. (Air National Guard photo by Terry L. Atwell)
Firefighters of the 127th Civil Engineering Squadron, assigned to the Selfridge Air National Guard Base fire department, practice victim-extraction during an ice rescue training exercise on Lake St. Clair, Harrison Township, Mich. on Jan. 31, 2017. During the winter, local residents enjoy recreational activities on the lake's frozen surface, increasing a need for ice and water rescues. Without sufficient training, first responders and victims can be put into greater danger. (Air National Guard photo by Terry L. Atwell)
Staff Sgt. Joe Wilhoit, a sheet metal specialist with the 127th Wing, Michigan Air National Guard, works on the engine housing on an A-10 Thunderbolt II at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Jan. 6, 2018. The aircraft is flown by the Red Devils of the 107th Fighter Squadron. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Airman 1st Class Johnny Bowen works on a TF34 jet engine from an A-10 Thunderbolt II at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Jan 6, 2018. Bowen is an aerospace propulsion technician for the 127th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Airman 1st Class Jeremy Short and Airman 1st Class Austin Bowen work on engine maintenance at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Jan. 6, 2017. The Airmen are both aerospace propulsion technicians in the 127th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 127th Wing here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)
Airman 1st Class Melissa Alotta, 191st Maintenance Squadron, tries on a helmet while receiving her protective chemical warfare gear at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Jan. 6, 2018. Issuing the equipment is Airman 1st Class Sarah Henkel, 127th Logistics Readiness Squadron. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Samara Taylor)
Airman 1st Class Melissa Alotta, 191st Maintenance Squadron, tries on a helmet while receiving her protective chemical warfare gear at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Jan. 6, 2018. Issuing the equipment is Airman 1st Class Sarah Henkel, 127th Logistics Readiness Squadron. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Samara Taylor)
Members of the 127th Wing re-enlist in the Michigan Air National Guard at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Jan. 6, 2018. Over the past year there were 280 enlistments and re-enlistments in the Michigan Air National Guard here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ryan Zeski)
Members of the 127th Wing re-enlist in the Michigan Air National Guard at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Jan. 6, 2018. Over the past year there were 280 enlistments and re-enlistments in the Michigan Air National Guard here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ryan Zeski)
Members of the 127th Wing re-enlist in the Michigan Air National Guard at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Jan. 6, 2018. Over the past year there were 280 enlistments and re-enlistments in the Michigan Air National Guard here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ryan Zeski)
Brig. Gen. John D. Slocum (pictured far left), commanding officer of the 127th Wing and Selfridge Air National Guard base, and Chief Master Sgt. Tony Whitehead (pictured far right), command chief of the 127th Wing, awarded members with 2017 Airmen of the year honors here on Sunday. From left to right, Airmen of the year for 2017 are: Senior Airman Caleb Jenkins, 191st Operations Support Squadron, Airman of the Year; Tech Sgt. Ryan Lauhoff, 127th Comptroller Flight, Noncommissioned Officer of the Year; Master Sgt. John Resseguie, 127th Security Forces Squadron, Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year; Master Sgt. Douglas Shippy, 127th Logistics Readiness Squadron, First Sergeant of the Year; Capt. Robert Maclean, 127th Security Forces Squadron, Company Grade Officer of the Year; Lt. Col. Thomas Sierakowski, 127th Mission Support Group, 127th Wing Commander’s Trophy; Senior Airman Clifford Mua, 127th Wing Honor Guard Member of the Year; Maj. Brett Devries, 127th Wing Safety Award. Not pictured was Maj. Shannon Vickers to whom was also honored with the 127th Wing Safety award alongside Devries.
An A-10 with the 107th Fighter Squadron, flies with a KC-135 Stratotanker with the 171st Air Refueling Squadron. The heritage jet is painted with World War II devil scheme, in commemoration of the Selfridge Air National Guard Base centennial celebration on Oct. 11, 2017.
An A-10 with the 107th Fighter Squadron, flies with a KC-135 Stratotanker with the 171st Air Refueling Squadron. The heritage jet is painted with World War II devil scheme, in commemoration of the Selfridge Air National Guard Base centennial celebration on Oct. 11, 2017.
An A-10 with the 107th Fighter Squadron, flies with a KC-135 Stratotanker with the 171st Air Refueling Squadron. The heritage jet is painted with World War II devil scheme, in commemoration of the Selfridge Air National Guard Base centennial celebration on Oct. 11, 2017.
An A-10 with the 107th Fighter Squadron, flies with a KC-135 Stratotanker with the 171st Air Refueling Squadron. The heritage jet is painted with World War II devil scheme, in commemoration of the Selfridge Air National Guard Base centennial celebration on Oct. 11, 2017.
Tech Sgt. Ken Williams transports a palletized load of U.S. Coast Guard assets here on Tuesday. U. S. Coast Guard Air Station Detroit deployed 25 search and rescue crew members to Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base, Houston, to aid in relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
A U.S. Coast Guardsman assists members of the 127th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Small Air Terminal, in loading cargo onto a C-27 Spartan in advance of a deployment here on Tuesday. The 127th Wing, command unit of Selfridge Air National Guard Base, provided the expertise and equipment to U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Detroit, a longstanding active-duty unit based here since 1966.
U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds F-16s from the 57th Wing, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, perform at the Selfridge Centennial Open House and Air Show on Aug. 19th, 2017. The Thunderbirds are the U.S. Air Force’s elite demonstration flying squadron, and performed at the Selfridge Air Show on August 19th and 20th, 2017 in celebration of the base’s 100 years of continuous flying operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by MSgt. David Kujawa)
U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds F-16s from the 57th Wing, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, perform at the Selfridge Centennial Open House and Air Show on Aug. 19th, 2017. The Thunderbirds are the U.S. Air Force’s elite demonstration flying squadron, and performed at the Selfridge Air Show on August 19th and 20th, 2017 in celebration of the base’s 100 years of continuous flying operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by MSgt. David Kujawa)
Hometown Hero, Dr. Brian Smith, President and Treasurer of the Tuskegee Airmen National Museum, awaits an incentive flight with the United States Air Force Thunderbirds, on August 20th 2017, during the Selfridge Centennial Open House and Air Show. As director of youth programs for the Detroit Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen Inc., Smith uses his personal aircraft to support the programs and helps maintain seven aircraft at the Tuskegee Airmen National Museum. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by MSgt. David Kujawa)
A KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 127th Wing Air Refueling Group, Selfridge Air National Guard Base Michigan, escorts five of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds F-16s from the 57th Wing, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, to perform at the Selfridge Centennial Open House and Air Show on Aug. 17, 2017. The Thunderbirds are the U.S. Air Force’s elite demonstration flying squadron, and will perform at the Selfridge Air Show on August 19th and 20th, 2017 in celebration of the base’s 100 years of continuous flying operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by MSgt. David Kujawa / Released)
Capt. Brett DeVries (right) and his wingman Maj. Shannon Vickers, both A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots of the 107th Fighter Squadron from Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich. Vickers helped DeVries safely make an emergency landing July 20 at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center after the A-10 DeVries was flying experienced a malfunction. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Terry Atwell)
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)
170805-Z-EZ686-003 -- Brig. Gen. John D. Slocum, commander of the 127th Wing and Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., greets Rear Adm. Linnea Sommer-Weddington, Deputy Director for U.S Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base here on August 5, 2017. Sommer-Weddington was the senior officer representing STRATCOM and took time to meet sailors at the Naval Joint reserve intelligence center during her Selfridge visit. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by MSgt. David Kujawa)
A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 171st Air Refueling Squadron, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., refuels a A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 107th Fighter Squadron also from Selfridge, during a civic leader flight on July 19, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by John Brandenburg)
170714-Z-EZ686-043 - Technical Sgt. David Thomas, Crew Chief of the 127th Air Refueling Group, marshals out a KC-135 Stratotanker flown by the 171st Air Refueling Squadron from Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., at Selfridge Air National Guard Base on July 14, 2017. Primarily used as an air-to-air refueling platform, the KC-135 at Selfridge is operated and maintained by Airmen from the Michigan Air National Guard's 127th Air Refueling Group, 171st Air Refueling Squadron, 191st Maintenance Squadron and related organizations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by MSgt. David Kujawa/Released)
Standing behind Brig. Gen. John D. Slocum, commander of the 127th Wing and Chief Master Sgt. Tony Whitehead, 127th Command Chief, stand enlisted members of the 127th Wing after receiving their Community College of the Air Force diplomas during a ceremony at Selfridge Air National Guard Base at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., June.11, 2017. The degrees earned ranged from Air & Space Operations Technology to Weather Technology and were awarded to Airmen from career fields around the Wing. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by MSgt. David Kujawa / Released)
170323-Z-EZ686-026 – Tech. Sgt. Maryann Buchholtz of the 127th Chapel Operations, arrives at the Bryant Child Development Center for Pre-Schoolers on Selfridge Air National Guard Base, to pick up her daughter Ester after a busy day of activities. Easter has been attending the center for over three years and soon will be graduating into Kindergarten. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. David Kujawa)
170323-Z-EZ686-009 – Tech. Sgt. Maryann Buchholtz of the 127th Chapel Operations, and her daughter Easter take a moment to pose for a picture while engaging in the daily activities with staff members at the Bryant Child Development Center for Pre-Schoolers at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich. On the far right and left are teachers Kathi Rizzo and Micki Corder, center is the facilities Director Jeneen Castleberry. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. David Kujawa)
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170223-Z-NQ307-022 -- Senior Airman Ruggirello and Senior Airman Jordan Staub, Logistics Management Specialists with Michigan Air National Guard’s 127th Logistics Readiness Squadron, conduct a parts inventory at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich. On February 23rd, 2017. The 127th LRS is responsible for the movement of parts for the 127th Wings two airframes, the A-10 Thunderbolt II and KC-135 Stratotanker as well as other supplies and parts needed by the wing. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by TSgt. Rachel Barton)
170219-Z-NQ307-160 -- An Airman from the 127th Air Refueling Group hugs his family upon his return to Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich. Approximately 85 Airmen and three aircraft from the Michigan Air National Guard's 127th ARG returned from a 60 day deployment to the Central Command area of responsibility on February 19th, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by TSgt. Rachel Barton)
170219-Z-NQ307-141 -- Airmen from the 127th Air Refueling Group walk across the airfield at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich. to in process upon return from their deployment. Approximately 85 Airmen and three aircraft from the Michigan Air National Guard's 127th ARG returned from a 60 day deployment to the Central Command area of responsibility on February 19th, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by TSgt. Rachel Barton)
170219-Z-NQ307-105 -- A Michigan Air National Guard Airman from the 127th Air Refueling Group greets his son on the Airfield at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich. upon returning from a deployment on February 19th, 2017. Approximately 85 Airmen and 3 aircraft from the 127th ARG returned from a 60 day deployment to Central Command. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by TSgt. Rachel Barton))
170219-Z-NQ307-070 -- Family members wave at a KC-135 Stratotanker flown by the 127th Air Refueling Group as it taxis in to park at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich. on February 19th, 2017. Approximately 85 airmen and three aircraft from the Michigan Air National Guard's 127th ARG returned from a 60 day deployment to the Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by TSgt. Rachel Barton)
170219-Z-NQ307-055 -- Airmen from the 127th Air Refueling Group unload a KC-135 Stratotanker upon arrival at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich. on February 19th, 2017. Approximately 85 Airmen and three aircraft from the Michigan Air National Guard's 127th ARG returned from a 60 day deployment to the Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by TSgt. Rachel Barton)
170221-Z-EZ686-019 -- Brig. Gen. John D. Slocum, 127th Wing Commander, and Mark Hackel, Macomb County Executive, discuss the F-35 at a press conference prior to the monthly Base Community Council meeting at Zuccaro’s Banquet Center in Chesterfield, Mich., Feb. 21, 2017. The Macomb County Executive’s office held the press conference to unveil the public website to inform the public on basing the Air Force’s newest fighter jet at Selfridge. Selfridge was listed as one of five finalists in the Air Force’s basing of the F-35 fifth generation fighter aircraft. If selected Selfridge would expect to see the new fighters in the year 2023 and would replace the A-10 Thunderbolt II. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by MSgt. David Kujawa)
170221-Z-EZ686-012 -- Mark Hackel, Macomb County Executive, discusses the F-35 at a press conference prior to the monthly Base Community Council meeting at Zuccaro’s Banquet Center in Chesterfield, Mich., Feb. 21, 2017. The Macomb County Executive’s office held the press conference to unveil the public website to inform the public on basing the Air Force’s newest fighter jet at Selfridge. Selfridge was listed as one of five finalists in the Air Force’s basing of the F-35 fifth generation fighter aircraft. If selected Selfridge would expect to see the new fighters in the year 2023 and would replace the A-10 Thunderbolt II. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by MSgt. David Kujawa)
170221-Z-EZ686-031 -- Brig. Gen. John D. Slocum, 127th Wing Commander, and Mark Hackel, Macomb County Executive, discuss the F-35 at a press conference prior to the monthly Base Community Council meeting at Zuccaro’s Banquet Center in Chesterfield, Mich., Feb. 21, 2017. The Macomb County Executive’s office held the press conference to unveil the public website to inform the public on basing the Air Force’s newest fighter jet at Selfridge. Selfridge was listed as one of five finalists in the Air Force’s basing of the F-35 fifth generation fighter aircraft. If selected Selfridge would expect to see the new fighters in the year 2023 and would replace the A-10 Thunderbolt II. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by MSgt. David Kujawa)
170207-Z-MI929-059 - Firefighters with the 127th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department evacuate casualties from a building at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., during an active shooter exercise on Feb. 7, 2017. The 127th Wing performs exercises like this one to prepare airmen and civilian employees to survive an incident on base or in their civilian lives. (Michigan Air National Guard photo by Terry L. Atwell/released)
170207-Z-MI929-030 - 127th Wing Security Forces Airman Staff Sgt Shawn Gray hands hand cuffs to Security Forces Staff Sgt. Jeffry Declercq in order to restrain Communications Specialist Master Sgt. Jamie Heinzelman, during an active shooter exercise at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich. The 127th Wing performed an active shooter response exercise to prepare airmen to survive an incident on base or in their civilian lives. (Michigan Air National Guard photo by Terry L. Atwell/released)
The 374th Fighter Squadron area at Chièvres air field in Belgium while in March 1945. The 374th was briefly assigned to the base following about a year of operations at bases in England.
The 374th Fighter Squadron area at Chièvres air field in Belgium while in March 1945. The 374th was briefly assigned to the base following about a year of operations at bases in England.
The 374th Fighter Squadron area at Chièvres air field in Belgium while in March 1945. The 374th was briefly assigned to the base following about a year of operations at bases in England.
170207-Z-MI929-019 - U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jeffry Declercq, Security Forces specialist at the 127th Wing Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan, searches a building for suspects and victims on base during an active shooter exercise on Feb. 7, 2017. The 127th Wing performed an active shooter response exercise to prepare Airmen to survive an incident on base or in their civilian lives. (Michigan Air National Guard photo by Terry L. Atwell/released)
170207-Z-MI929-022 - U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jeffry Declercq, Security Forces specialist for the 127th Wing at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan, searches a building for suspects and victims during an active shooter exercise on Feb. 7, 2017. The 127th Wing performs exercises like this one to prepare airmen and civilian employees to survive an incident on base or in their civilian lives. (Michigan Air National Guard photo by Terry L. Atwell/released)
Photos from around Selfridge Air National Guard Base

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