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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

Military, Homeland Defense on display at Selfridge Open House

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August 4, 2014 in Michigan, Selfridge Air National Guard Base by clevine

America's military and homeland defense forces will be on display during the free, two-day Selfridge Open House and Air Show, Sept. 6-7.

The Open House at Selfridge Air National Guard Base will feature dozens of military aircraft, armored vehicles, watercraft and related equipment, as well as an opportunity to meet many of the men and women who utilize that equipment in service to their state and nation. During the Open House more than 100 young Americans are scheduled to take an oath of enlistment to serve in either the U.S. Air Force or U.S. Navy.
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Michigan National Guard to conduct Operation Northern Strike

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August 1, 2014 in Michigan, Selfridge Air National Guard Base by clevine

Aircraft from more than a dozen military units will be operating in northern Michigan over the next several weeks as part of a major training exercise organized by the Michigan National Guard.

More than 5,000 Soldiers, Airmen and Sailors will participate in the third annual Operation Northern Strike (ONS) exercise, based primarily at the Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center and the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, two of the largest, most comprehensive training centers in the nation. Both facilities are operated by the Michigan National Guard.
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New recruit swears in at court in front of judge – and mom

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July 16, 2014 in Michigan, Selfridge Air National Guard Base by clevine

Torrey Gray's service in the Michigan Air National Guard began in a courtroom, under the watching eye of a Michigan 3rd Circuit Court judge.

Gray took the oath of enlistment to begin his service in the U.S. Air Force and Michigan ANG in the courtroom where his mother, Wayne County Sheriff's deputy Tonya Gray, works as part of the court's security detail. During a break in other judicial proceedings, Torrey Gray was sworn in as Judge Daniel Hathaway and a few other court officials watched.
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Selfridge meal shipment helps Haitian children

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July 15, 2014 in Michigan, Selfridge Air National Guard Base by clevine

Forty thousand pounds of rice/soy food packages are on their way to children in Haiti, thanks to a Michigan non-profit group and the U.S. Air Force.

The food packages, created under the direction of the Kids Against Hunger Coalition's branch in Oak Park, Mich., were loaded on to Air Force aircraft for deliver over the weekend of July 12-13. The shipment was made under the Denton provision, a U.S. law that allows military aircraft to deliver certain types of humanitarian assistance at no cost to the non-profit group so long as the aircraft is already scheduled to fly along that route.
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HERITAGE SERIES: Selfridge mud couldn’t stop future USMC general

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

Not all of the aviation pioneers who set records, blazed new trails and launched distinguished military careers at Selfridge Field were Airmen in the U.S. Air Force or its various predecessor organizations in the U.S. Army. For one early aviator, a brief stay at Selfridge in the busy Interwar Years between World Wars I and II was a rare lowlight in an otherwise stellar 34 years of service to the nation.

That Major Gen. Lawson H. M. "Sandy" Sanderson served his entire military career as a U.S. Marine makes his inclusion in the historic aviator's logbook at Selfridge all the more unusual, as no Marine Corps flying squadron has ever been assigned to the base now known as Selfridge Air National Guard Base.
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Wing inspection team begins operations

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July 8, 2014 in Michigan, Selfridge Air National Guard Base by clevine

A new inspection program recently begun by the 127th Wing is intended to help the Wing move away from the "boom & bust" cycle of inspections and to better align the concepts of being "Mission Ready" and being "Inspection Ready."

The 127th Wing, along with the rest of the Air Force, is re-configuring the standard inspection process, greatly reducing the number of visiting inspection teams at the Major Command level and placing local inspection teams at the Wing level to ensure compliance with Air Force standards.
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‘First in Flight’ booklet tells Selfridge story

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

A 28-page booklet on the history of Selfridge Air National Guard Base, expanded fact sheets on several 127th Wing squadrons and dozens of photos about the missions and operations of the military units assigned to the base highlight the recent additions to the wing's official web site, www.127wg.ang.af.mil

The booklet, "First in Flight," features more than two dozen photos and lists nearly 100 "firsts," "lasts" and other key milestones in the nearly 100-year history of Selfridge, which became a military air field on July 1, 1917, as the U.S. was preparing for entry into World War I. The booklet also includes a list of every aircraft ever assigned to Selfridge, an overview of early aviation history in Michigan and highlights of several key generals who served part of their career at the Macomb County base.
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HERITAGE SERIES: Lackland established Selfridge as training site

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

(Part of an ongoing series of profiles of key aviation pioneers who served at Selfridge Air National Guard Base.)

Two decades before the Air Force named a key base in his honor, Brig. Gen. Frank D. Lackland helped initiate the future Selfridge Air National Guard Base as an important center of American air power. It was Lackland who developed a training program at Selfridge that allowed the fledging Air Service to begin to take its place alongside the infantry, cavalry and other components of the U.S. Armed Forces.
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Library of Michigan marks 100th anniversary of World War I; reviews role of Selfridge Field, Michigan pilot in conflict

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

The role of Selfridge Field, and a key early Michigan Airman, will be part of the discussion as the Library of Michigan (LM) commemorates the 100th anniversary of the "War That Changed the World."

The day-long symposium will look at the historical significance and global consequences of World War I - a global conflict which was the impetus for the creation of today's Selfridge Air National Guard Base. The symposium at the LM will be held on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.

The war, which began on July 28, 1914, ultimately claimed 16 million military and civilian lives and 20 million wounded, including 5,000 dead and 15,000 injured soldiers from Michigan.
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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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