Wolverine Guard

June 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 29 - August 12, 2017 - Northern Strike 2017

August 11, 2017 - Retiree Appreciation Day

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


Tag Golf Outting 2017

TAG Golf

Maj. Gen. Greg Vadnais addresses over 200 golfers during the annual TAG Golf Outing 2017. The money raised from the event will go to help support efforts in Liberia and Latvia for children's rehabilitation centers and schools. 

Soldiers continue volunteer tradition at Special Olympics Michigan


The Michigan National Guard sends volunteers to present medals and interact with athletes and families. Members were on the field for Friday night’s closing ceremony, trading autographs and dancing with SOMI olympians.

Michigan National Guard Soldiers Arrive in Lithuania for Training

Forty Michigan Army National Guard Soldiers, from the Pontiac-based, 1775th Military Police Company landed in Lithuania May 31 to conduct a large-scale multinational training exercise with foreign allies.


Army's 242nd Birthday! 7 Interesting ways WWI still impacts today's Army

As both the Fort Custer Training Center and the Selfridge Air National Guard Base get ready to celebrate their 100th anniversary, we look back at the events that led to their creation.

One hundred years ago, the United States joined its European Allies and entered #WWI. Check out the impact of the Great War on today's #USArmy(and later on, the Air Force too!).

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Northern Exposure 2017

Members of the 46th Military Police Command, Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Mich., participate in Northern Exposure 17. The Soldiers will conduct a continuous three-day response to a complex catastrophe focused on the civilian to military partnership. 


Flag Day 2017

Flag Day honors a June 14, 1777 resolution from the Second Continental Congress, which called for an official United States flag. The code outlines proper flag etiquette for everything from folding a flag to flying a flag correctly. It even describes in great detail how to retire an American flag respectfully.

Today, members of the Michigan National Guard Funeral Honors Team conducted an official flag retirement ceremony at the Joint Forces Headquarters to retire tattered flags that were beyond repair.

Flag Day

National Guard partnerships support EUCOM theater objectives

"I love The National Guard State Partnership Program and what it does. Our foreign partners repeatedly tell me how grateful they are for all they gain. In turn, the program better enables us to execute our missions fighting America's wars, securing the homeland and building partnerships -- while enhancing our contribution to the Joint Force. Michigan National Guard " 

--General Joseph L. Lengyel, Chief of the National Guard Bureau


Wins for Warriors, 182nd Family Day

DETROIT (June 17, 2017) –Michigan Soldiers and their families took part in Wins for Warriors Foundation Family Day on Saturday, June 17 at Olympia Armory in Detroit. The private event was hosted for members of the 1st Battalion (HIMARS) 182nd Field Artillery Regiment of the Michigan National Guard.

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Operation Onward Liberty History

Visit the Michigan National Guard website to view the digital magazine!


Michigan International Speedway hosts Soldiers and families on Fathers Day

Soldiers and Airmen from the Michigan National Guard participated in a pre-race detail during the Michigan International Speedway Father's Day race, June 18, 2017.


46th Military Police Command conducts Army Physical Fitness Test

Michigan National Guard Soldiers from the Lansing-based 46th Military Police Command conduct the Army Physical Fitness Test on June 25, 2017 at Joint Forces Headquarters in Lansing, Mich. (Michigan National Guard photo by Spc. Corrine Toms/Released).


Operation Saber Guardian 2017

The 1775th Military Police Company, Michigan Army National Guard, train in preparation for Operation Saber Guardian 2017. Operation Saber Guardian is part of Operation Warrior East a multinational exercise held in the Black Sea Region as part of the U.S. Europe Command Joint Exercise Program.


Congratulations to Our Own

Winston P. Wilson Machine Gun Match 2017


Michigan National Guard won the title of overall team champions, taking home 25 awards proving themselves as a force to be reckoned with. However, they appreciated this opportunity to work on skills that they don’t have time to focus on at home, according to Michigan team member Sgt. Kyle Gietzen assigned to 1st Battalion, 125th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.


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KIA Hilton