Wolverine Guard

May 2017

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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

July 1, 2017 - Fort Custer Centennial Open House

July 29 - August 12, 2017 - Northern Strike 2017

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

September 8 - 10, 2017 - 3rd Annual Regimental Ranger Rendezvous 


News from Your Guard

Michigan National Guardsmen to march across UP

Ruck UP

Two Soldiers from the Michigan National Guard will march across Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to raise awareness about veteran suicide this month.  First Lt. Cody Cass and Staff Sgt. Michael Beattie, of the 107th Engineer Battalion, 177th Military Police Brigade, plan to march more than 300 miles to show support for veterans who are suffering from the painful but silent grip of depression.

2017 Fallen Soldiers Memorial


Governor Rick Snyder hosted a luncheon at his residence in Lansing to honor Michigan’s fallen Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines, Thursday, May 25, 2017. Family members of fallen heroes gathered to share and reflect on the memories and sacrifices of their loved ones.

Diversity Day 2017


The Equal Employment Opportunity and Equal Opportunity (EEO/EO) Office would like to take you around our military’s diverse culture to enhance your knowledge and provide you a small taste of their culture and customs.

The 2017 Michigan National Guard’s annual Diversity Day includes booths designed by 63rd TC, 110th ATK Wing, 127th Wing, 177th MP, 46th MPC, 1208 ITP, FT Custer & RTI, HRO, SARC and MIARNG Chaplains representing a variety of cultural displays and presentations.

Congratulations to Our Own

Angie wins the Moss-Holland Award


Angela M. Simpson, Deputy Public Affairs Officer for the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs has won first place as the National Guard Bureau Civilian Print Journalist of the Year.

The Moss-Holland Award is the Army's top award for print journalism, and is named in honor of John Moss and Peggy Holland, two public affairs professionals who were killed in the 1995 bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Angie won this honor for her work on a series about our partnership with Liberia. Congratulations!