Wolverine Guard

December 2016

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We Need Your Help

We do our best to share Michigan National Guard news but there is always room for improvement - with your help! Send your training news, awesome promotion selfie, and any other unit adventure stories and photos to minationalguard@gmail.com.  As we, the public affairs office staff, travel the state visiting armories, our intent will be to showcase unit-level accomplishments, learn unit history, establish a unit liaison (or two, or three), and to scout out interesting stories and information to share. Please do your part to steer us in the right direction. And never fear, to bend our ear, with event descriptions and other issues that impact the Soldiers, Airmen, families and friends of the Michigan National Guard.


Upcoming Events Around the Guard

August 19 - 20, 2017 - Selfridge 100th year anniversary Open House and Air Show

News from Your Guard

TAG reminds Soldiers the importance of physical fitness


Even during the holiday season, Maj. Gen. Gregory Vadnais and Capt. Rasheed Rhodes find time to keep up with their physical fitness. #NoExcuses#CaloriesInCaloriesOut #PhysicalFitness #PT

Tis the holiday season


The Michigan National Guard wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday season.

Michigan National Guard gets a new image

Official Michigan National Guard Logo 2016 (Michigan National Guard graphic by Sgt. James Bennett/Released)


Happy 380th birthday to the National Guard

Today, December 13, 2016, we're celebrating 380 years of answering the call when our country and community is in need! #WeAreGuard #Guard380


Honor Guard Airmen honor military  legacy

Staff Sgt. Lisa Dusseljee, left, Tech Sgt. Robby Carlisle, and other members of the 127th Wing and 110th Attack Wing Honor Guards practice folding an American flag during a training session. Dusseljee is a member of the 110th Attack Wing, which is based in Battle Creek. Carlisle is a member of the 127th Wing, which is based at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)


100 Airmen deploy from Selfridge


A crew chief salutes as a KC-135 Stratotanker departs Selfridge Air National Guard Base for a deployment to Southwest Asia. Approximately 100 Airmen from Selfridge left on the deployment on the evening of Dec. 12. The Airmen will be deployed overseas through the holiday season and into early 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)

126th Army Band partners with Marine Corps Reserve

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jon Montgomery, Staff Sgt. Amy Gould, and 1st Sgt. Devin Hahn of the 126th Army Band pose next to the Toys for Tots donation box that was filled during their holiday concert on December 18, 2016. (Michigan National Guard photo courtesy of the 126th Army Band/Released)


Pickney launches nation's first high school-based cybersecurity institute

A unique program in Michigan seeks to teach high school students the techniques of “ethical hacking” to protect online information. We talk with the director of cybersecurity for Pinckney Community Schools, as well as the chief of cybersecurity for the Michigan Army National Guard.


Selfridge Air National Guard Base considered for nations newest fighter aircraft

The Air Force has selected Selfridge Air National Guard Base as one of five locations being considered for the F-35A Lightning, the nation’s newest fighter aircraft. 

If selected, the F-35 would likely replace the A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft now assigned to the base and flown by the 107th Fighter Squadron, Michigan Air National Guard


Congratulations to Our Own

127th Wings 2016 Airmen of the Year


Presenting the 127th Wing's 2016 Airmen of the Year award winners. Congratulations one and all.

Camp Grayling environmental program recognized for quality


Soil near a Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center firing range in Grayling, Michigan, is cleared of contaminants, Nov. 7, 2016. (Michigan National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jeremie Mead)

TAG town hall awards and photos

town hall

Maj. Gen. Gregory Vadnais hosted a TAG Town Hall for the members of the Michigan Army and Air National Guard to talk about the past accomplishments and the upcoming events for the Michigan National Guard. There were awards given for outstanding service and he also hosted a guest speaker, Chris Johnson, to talk about better health through cleaner eating and more body movement. (Michigan National Guard photos by Sgt. 1st Class Helen Miller/Released)

Sgt. Jarrett Zimmer is awarded the Purple Heart


Sgt. Jarrett Zimmer, military police and combat engineer assigned to the 1440th Firefighter Company, 507th Engineer Battalion, 177th Military Police Brigade, Michigan National Guard, is awarded the Purple Heart by Col. Thomas Vern, commander of the 177th MP Bde, and Command Sgt. Maj. David Folsom, command sergeant major of the 177th MP Bde, during the Detroit Lions Military Appreciation Game in Detroit, Mich., Nov. 20, 2016. Zimmer sustained injuries while conducting route clearance in Afghanistan in 2013. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Kimberly Bratic, 177th MP Bde Public Affairs Specialist/Released)

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