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The 127th Wing is home to two flying missions of the Michigan Air National Guard, serving Air Combat Command and Air Mobility Command. The 127th Wing is also the home unit of the 107th Weather Flight, Air Force Special Operations Command. In addition, the 127th Wing serves as host unit at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, a military air field dating back to 1917. Currently, Selfridge ANG Base is home to more than 20 tenant units from all branches of the military, the Coast Guard and Border Patrol.

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Selfridge Air National Guard Base News

Behind the Scenes: 127th LRS preps for every deployment

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June 30, 2014 in Michigan, Selfridge Air National Guard Base by clevine

With each and every deployment - be it a training exercise or a live mobilization -- one team of Airmen works to ensure that deploying Airmen, aircraft and equipment gets to where it needs to be, when it needs to be there.

At Selfridge Air National Guard Base, that team is the 127th Logistics Readiness Squadron, which plays a role in preparing each deployment from beginning to end. The process of planning and carrying out the movement of military personnel and equipment to a location in support of a mission requirement is considered a deployment. This includes, but is not limited to: planning, preparing, assembling, inspecting, loading, transporting cargo, training, preparation, processing and loading passengers. The overall deployment process can sometimes take a year or more to coordinate.
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Sanitary sewer overflow test results in

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June 24, 2014 in Michigan, Selfridge Air National Guard Base by clevine

Test results on two water samples taken after a broken sanitary sewer line was found here earlier this month show no cause for alarm.

The sewer line break reported to base authorities on June 3 resulted in a sanitary sewer overflow of approximately 415,000 gallons of primarily storm water into Lake St. Clair.

The Selfridge Environmental Management Office conducted fecal coliform sampling with results shown to have been within the ranges normally attritbuted to that discharge point.
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Mortuary Affairs Training at Selfridge

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June 24, 2014 in Michigan, Selfridge Air National Guard Base by clevine

Air National Guard Airmen from across the country came to Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., for a week of training in mortuary affairs in June. Approximately 30 Force Support troops attended the class and spent a day practicing search and recovery operations.


Amn. 1st Class Emuobosan Ojaerega explained that there are many benefits to the training.  "This training can help us prepare for real world situations: mass casualties, incidents, search and recovery issues, and processing basic entitlements when we lose an Airman in combat," Ojaerega said.

Every year, the Air National Guard Mortuary Affairs classes are held at various host Guard bases. The students leave the class with the tra
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Premium parking at Selfridge

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June 24, 2014 in Michigan, Selfridge Air National Guard Base by clevine

Three select Airmen were honored with the beginning of a new tradition on June 21 to show appreciation for an accomplishment not forgotten.

 

The 127th Wing's Airmen of the Year winners for 2013, Senior Airman Kylee Coats, 127th Medical Group; Technical Sgt. Mary Buchholtz, 127th Wing Chaplain's Office; and, Senior Master Sgt. Christopher Tear, 127th Air Refueling Group, were presented their own parking spaces  for use each Unit Training Assembly for the remainder of 2014.  The Airmen were thanked for their service and presented with a choice parking spot by Chief Master Sgt. Bob Dobson, 127th Wing comm
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Final EA/FONSI available for Lake St Clair Shoreline Trail project

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June 18, 2014 in Michigan, Selfridge Air National Guard Base by clevine

The Macomb County Department of Roads has conducted an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Department of the Air Force and the Michigan Air National Guard to identify, evaluate and document the potential environmental, socioeconomic and human health effects associated with the proposed Lake St. Clair Shoreline Trail Project.

The proposed project is construction of a trail along the eastern edge of Selfridge Air National Guard Base (SANGB) to the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and M-59 which would provide a non-motorized, scenic trail along the shore of Lake St. Clair that provides connectivity to the proposed larger, local system of trails. The proposed project consists of two phases with Phase 1 being an east-west trail segment approximately 1.13 miles in length along the north side of North River Road. Phase 2 is a trail segment approximately 3.24 miles in length, the majority of which is located on the east side of Selfridge Air National Guard Base and includes a
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Golf gate closure

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June 18, 2014 in Michigan, Selfridge Air National Guard Base by clevine

The Selfridge back gate, or Golf Gate, is closed for an undetermined amount of time for repairs. As soon as it is scheduled to re-open, you will be notified.

Please ensure widest dissemination of this message.  Questions can be referred to the Base Public Affairs Office at (586)239-5576.

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ESGR visitors gain understanding of military mission at Selfridge

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June 13, 2014 in Michigan, Selfridge Air National Guard Base by clevine

About two dozen Michigan employers have a better understanding of the duties and responsibilities of National Guard and military Reserve personnel at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, thanks to a two-day event at the base.

The Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve organization led the program, which brought the employers from around the state to the base near Detroit for two-days of tours, briefings and interactions with military personnel assigned here.

"I never served, but this allows me to get a little better understanding of what the people assigned to different duties in the military are doing. It's fascinating, really," said Beth Gillette, who works for Compass Point Staffing, a personnel placement company in Grand Rapids, Mich.
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Selfridge Open House a ‘thank you’ to community

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June 10, 2014 in Michigan, Selfridge Air National Guard Base by clevine

A wide range of American military capabilities will be on public display during the 2014 Selfridge Open House & Air Show, scheduled for the weekend after Labor Day.

The Open House - which is free to the public - provides an opportunity for local military units to showcase their mission in a way that also provides a "thank you" to the citizens of the metropolitan Detroit area for their long-standing support of Selfridge Air National Guard Base.

"I've been fortunate to have been able to serve at several bases around our great nation and nowhere are people more patriotic and supportive of our military than right here at Selfridge," said Col. Philip R. Sheridan, commander of the Michigan Air National Guard's 127th Wing, which is the host unit at Selfridge. "The support of this community for our Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, and for their families, makes our jobs a little easier.
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Civil Engineers respond to broken sanitary sewer line

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June 3, 2014 in Michigan, Selfridge Air National Guard Base by clevine

Repair work has begun on a sanitary sewer line here which was discovered broken on Friday afternoon.

The break, near the intersection of George Avenue and Wilbur Wrights Blvd, resulted in a sanitary sewer overflow into Lake St. Clair into Lake St. Clair. 

A berm has been built up to deter further runoff into the stormwater drain. Temporary pipe repair has also taken place. The permanent repair is anticipated on Wednesday, according to the Base Civil Engineer Utilities section. 
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Michigan units contributed to D-Day success

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June 3, 2014 in Michigan, Selfridge Air National Guard Base by clevine

One of the oldest flying units in the U.S. National Guard, the 107th Fighter Squadron of the Michigan Air National Guard played a direct role in the D-Day invasion of 1944 which helped the U.S. and allied nations secure victory in World War II.

 

June 6 marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, in which thousand
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Selfridge Airman was among key D-Day leaders

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June 3, 2014 in Michigan, Selfridge Air National Guard Base by clevine

A Selfridge Airman played a key role in the D-Day landings of 1944 which helped turn the tide of World War II in Europe.

 

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Airmen work on ‘continuous improvements’

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May 28, 2014 in Michigan, Selfridge Air National Guard Base by clevine

When Technical Sgt. Jeff Motto puts on his uniform to serve in the Michigan Air National Guard, he's eager to keep a proud heritage alive at Selfridge Air National Guard Base.

"Selfridge has a history full of innovation," said Motto, a power production specialist who serves with the 127th Civil Engineer Squadron at Selfridge. "I'd like to see that tradition not only continue, but expand at Selfridge."

Motto is among the many members of the Michigan Air National Guard and area veterans who enjoy tracking the 97-year history of Selfridge, which was once known as the "Home of the Generals" for the many early, influential generals who began their careers at Selfridge, including the first Air Force chief of staff, Gen. Carl A. Spatz.
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Services NCO: Airmen are the key

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May 28, 2014 in Michigan, Selfridge Air National Guard Base by clevine

Set aside all the recipes, the inventory forms and the work schedules. In the end, says the master sergeant, it is the people that matter.

"It is the Services people. The Airmen. They are the magic that make it happen," said Master Sgt. Alan Levada, a member of the 143rd Force Support Squadron, Rhode Island Air National Guard.

Levada is the on-site Services supervisor for a 12-week Innovative Readiness Training mission in Raymond, Maine, where teams of Air National Guard Airmen, Marine Corps Reservists and Army Reserve Soldiers are rotating in to serve for two week periods at a construction project at Camp Hinds Boy Scout Camp. The IRT program allows military construction crews to work in their assigned military skill specialties while a nonprofit organization, in this case the Boy Scouts, reap the benefits of the work. The Scouts pay for the building materials. The IRT program is managed by the Dept. of Defense.
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127th SFS sergeant killed in Detroit shooting

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May 27, 2014 in Michigan, Selfridge Air National Guard Base by clevine

A military member assigned to a Selfridge unit was killed in a shooting incident Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in Detroit.

Staff Sgt. Johnny Clyburn, a 21-year Air Force veteran and a member of the 127th Security Forces Squadron, was allegedly shot by his stepson in his home.

The Detroit Police Department has arrested a suspect in the shooting.

"Selfridge lost a valued member of our team to a tragic incident today. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Johnny's family, friends and his Security Forces brethren," said Col. Philip Sheridan, 127th Wing commander. "We are standing ready to help his family get through this trying time."
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Selfridge CE Airmen: ‘This job is what I love to do’

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May 24, 2014 in Michigan, Selfridge Air National Guard Base by clevine

For one, it was common sense. For the other, a meeting in Afghanistan led to some new opportunities. For each, the Michigan Air National Guard offered just what he was looking for.

Master Sgt. Harold Bauzon and Staff Sgt. Luke Lavigne both serve as engineering assistants with the 127th Civil Engineer Squadron at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. For each Airman, the mix of architectural and engineering work he is called to perform for the military makes for an ideal career.

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