Selfridge Air National Guard Base
About 150 Michigan Air National Guard personnel are deploying to Estonia for a training exercise.
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.
Senator Carl Levin is leading a hearing right now on Capitol Hill on proposed Air Force cuts that would affect Selfridge Air National Guard Base.
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.
The aviation battalion will stay goodbye to family and friends Saturday before heading overseas for a year.
About 300 Airmen of the Michigan Air National Guard will report to active duty in September for deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Statements to the National Transportation Safety Board say a Michigan wing walker who fell to his death while performing at the Selfridge Air Show may have tried to transfer from a plane to a helicopter too soon.
Airmen stationed at Selfridge Air National Guard Base returned home, Thursday, after several months away.