Michigan National Guard
Hundreds of Michigan National Guard members affected by the partial government shutdown are being called back to work.
Selfridge Air National Guard Base says about 650 workers were sent home on furlough.
Th House has approved legislation that would prohibit state and local law enforcement from helping the federal government indefinitely detain citizens without charges.
Two projects led by a Michigan State University professor aim to help Michigan National Guard members and their families in the transition from active duty to civilian life.
The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee eliminated proposed Air National Guard cuts Thursday that would have cost Michigan bases hundreds of jobs, said chairman Carl Levin.
The Michigan National Guard says a roadside bombing in Afghanistan has wounded 10 of its soldiers, including one who lost part of both arms.
Planned Air National Guard cuts would eliminate about 850 jobs at Michigan’s Selfridge and Kellogg bases, according to the U.S. Air Force.
The Pentagon’s plan to eliminate a squadron of fighter jets at a Detroit-area base makes no economic sense and would cost more than 550 jobs, according to the director of the Michigan National Guard.
The U.S. Air Force is planning mission changes at two Michigan bases as part of a restructuring plan as the Pentagon works to rein in military spending, officials said Friday.
More than 150 Michigan Army National Guard members are preparing to head to Fort Bliss, Texas, for additional training before leaving for a one-year deployment to Kuwait.