HARRISON TWP. (AP) – Selfridge Air National Guard Base is planning a series of tests of its sirens and outdoor announcement system.

Officials at the base in Macomb County’s Harrison Township say people on or near the base may hear tests between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Friday. The so-called giant voice loudspeakers and sirens are used to notify personnel in the event of an emergency.

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The base is home to the 127th Wing. Democratic U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan announced Wednesday that the base is expected to keep its A-10 aircraft unit and refueling tankers under the latest version of the defense authorization bill.

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The bill includes hundreds of millions of dollars in military spending for Michigan. Proposed cuts that would have hit Michigan bases including Selfridge were scrapped earlier this year.

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