Monday, May 13, 2013
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two people Sunday from a canoe adrift in Lake St. Clair.
U.S. Coast Guard personnel from Air Station Detroit and Station St. Clair Shores were dispatched to rescue two people Sunday in Lake St. Clair. The Macomb County Sheriff's Office notified the U.S. Coast Guard just after 9 a.m. Sunday that a canoe carrying two people were adrift in Lake St. Clair, according to a release. According to officials, the individuals spoke Chinese and little English. They also reported they could see land but could not reach it as they were being pushed offshore due to strong winds. Using coordinates from one of the boater's cell phone transmissions, an aircrew from Air Station Detroit and boatcrew from Station St. Clair Shores were deployed to locate the boaters. The aircrew located the canoe, and after a rescue…
Friday, May 10, 2013
The Motor City Chapter of the Women Marines Association is hosting the fifth annual event.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Selfridge Air National Guard Base will test emergency sirens Thursday.
The 127th Wing at Selfridge Air National Guard Base will conduct a series of tests of emergency sirens at the facility Thursday as part of a tornado drill on the base. These tests will take place throughout the day, and are part of on-going tests, drills and exercises "to maintain a high degree of readiness to respond to both military requirements and to be able to respond to natural disasters both on and off the base," according to a release.
The Museum and Air Park is at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, accessible by vehicle through the Main Gate at the intersection of M-59 and Jefferson Avenue.
History and aviation buffs can rejoice at the season opening of the Selfridge Military Air Museum this month. The museum on the Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Harrison Township is open to the public from noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, Independence Day and Memorial Day, now through October 27. The Museum and Air Park can also be opened by appointment at other times throughout the year, according to museum officials. There are $6 million worth of displays at the museum, including: According to the museum, the new displays for 2013 are: The Air Park, which has 32 full-size vintage military aircraft from World War I to modern day, can be opened to visitors, pending weather and the availability of docents. Pictures of the …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Flights at community events and the 2013 Thunderbirds' season have been canceled, according to the U.S. Air Force.
Detroit Tigers fans can keep their eyes on the field Friday during opening day. That's because Selfridge Air National Guard Base will not be participating this year in the annual flyover at Comerica Park. Potential federal sequester cuts have not only affected the beloved baseball flyover, they have also grounded goodwill flights during community events, including parades, trade shows, F-22 demonstration flights and more for the remainder of the 2013 fiscal year, according to the U.S. Air Force. "Given the current federal budget environment, the Air Force has stopped all aviation support to community events, to include our traditional fly-over of the Tigers' home opener," Technical Sgt. Dan Heaton, 127th Wing spokesman at Selfridge Air …
Monday, April 1, 2013
New website chronicles nearly 100 years of history for the 127th Wing at Selfridge Air National Guard Base.
History has taken flight on a new website celebrating the 127th Wing at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. The website (http://www.127wg.ang.af.mil/resources/history&heritage.asp) chronicles nearly 100 years of history for both the base and the 127th Wing. The site highlights the story of Fox Able One, which was part of the Berlin Airlift in 1948. The website also provides information on the Tuskegee Airmen and Selfridge’s role in the response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Detroit who participated in distracted driving video filmed in Clinton Township were recently honored.
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Detroit at Selfridge Air National Guard Base were recently honored for their participation in a distracted driving video filmed in Clinton Township and utilized many extras from across Macomb County. Jim Santilli, the executive director of the Traffic Improvement Association of Michigan (TIA), and Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham recently presented the awards to members of the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Detroit at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. "We truly appreciate the ultimate sacrifice that all of you make each day to protect the public and save lives," said Santilli, while speaking to the members of Air Station Detroit, according to a release. "Your professionalism and …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Three L'Anse Creuse Schools were closed Tuesday after a report of a suspicious person in L'Anse Creuse High School.
Classes were canceled Tuesday morning at three L'Anse Creuse after a person in military gear was seen in L'Anse Creuse High School, according to a report by WJBK-TV. L'Anse Creuse High School, L'Anse Creuse Middle School-Central and Graham Elementary were all closed as the Macomb County Sheriff's Office investigated the report. High school students en route to the school via bus transported to a “safe location” until the decision was made to close the school, according to Kelly Allen, director for Public and Community Relations. Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham told the television station that the man was a 21-year-old former student and airman at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. Wickersham stated in the report that the former …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Selfridge Air National Guard Base released possible impacts the sequester will have on the Macomb County facility if Congress and the president do not act before Friday.
If Congress and the president fail to halt $85 billion in "sequestration" spending cuts by Friday, personnel at Selfridge Air National Guard Base may face furloughs and there my be reduced flights at the Macomb County military facility. Officials at Selfridge released the possible impacts of the sequestration, which include: Information provided by Selfridge Air National Guard Base. RELATED: Federal Sequestration Could Hurt Defense Jobs in Macomb County
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Crews from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit conducted ice rescue training Wednesday on Lake St. Clair.
Rescue crews from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit at Selfridge Air National Guard Base conducted rescue training Wednesday on ice-covered Lake St. Clair. Multiple aircrews from the air station, which is one of the few Coast Guard units that train to respond to those in distress during summer and winter. “Training is the foundation for our operational capability,” said Cmdr. Keith Overstreet, executive officer of Air Station Detroit, in release. “The Coast Guard’s motto is ‘Semper Paratus,' which means 'Always Ready,' and to be ready we must train in the diverse environments in which we are required to operate.” Coast Guard officials remind people be properly equipped when they head out onto the ice, and heed all warnings or instructions …