Wolverine Guard

July 2017

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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 ng.mi.miarng.mbx.pao@mail.mil.  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 12, 2017 - Selfridge Centennial 5K Run/Walk

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

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


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News from Your Guard

Medal of Honor Ceremony


On July 31, 2017, President Donald Trump presents the Medal of Honor to former Spc. 5 James C. McCloughan from South Haven, Michigan, for heroic actions during his tour to Vietnam from March 1969 to March 1970.

Star Spangled Banner video

Star Spangled Banner

The Michigan National Guard 126th Band performs the Star Spangled Banner. (Michigan National Guard video by Spc. Eric Bandy/Released)

Exercise Northern Strike 2017 trailer

Northern Strike poster

With much anticipation, the Michigan National Guard has been preparing for the accredited Exercise Northern Strike 2017 after such outstanding success from last years Northern Strike 2016. While Northern Strike 16 was known for the nations largest multinational life fire exercise, Maj. Gen. Gregory Vadnasis and the Michigan National Guard work hard to ensure the exercise continues to grow in numbers for all future Northern Strike Exercises. It is so important to have cohesion between all branches of the United States Military, and this is the greatest way to showcase our performance at a real-time pace.

Exercise Saber Guardian 2017

The Michigan National Guard 1775th Military Police Company, 2nd platoon, ensures all Soldiers and equipment are ready for the road march through four different countries in Eastern Europe for Exercise Saber Guardian 2017. 


Independence Day 2017


Its Independence Day, and Soldiers from the Michigan National Guard, 1775th Military Police Company, 2nd platoon, are spending the holiday away from home. Here are a few shout outs to their friends and family. (Michigan National Guard video by Spc. Victoria Jacobs/Released)


Congratulations to Our Own

Soldier completes Honor Guard Training


Spc. Ryan Trantham from the Michigan National Guard’s 156th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, Company C., based in Howell, earned official Honor Guard status after graduating from an Honor Guard training course held at Fort Custer in Augusta, June 17, 2017.

Michigan National Guard Soldier receives award


Spc. Zachary Sielaff of Deckerville, Michigan, was awarded a Maj. Gen. John L. Gronski coin of excellence, June 25, 2017, for his outstanding performance during Operation Saber Strike 2017. Sielaff is a member of the Michigan National Guard, 1775th Military Police Company based in Pontiac, Michigan. (Michigan National Guard photo by Spc. Tristin Maximilian/released)

Trufant man receives General MacArthur Leadership Award


Congratulations to one of the Michigan National Guards own, W-2 Warrant Officer Christopher Larsen on receiving the General MacArthur Leadership Award!

Fort Custer reaches century mark


The ceremony, which included burying a time capsule, unveiling a historic marker and cutting a ribbon for the Fort Custer Museum, follows by a day the first ever open house at the Battle Creek Air National Guard Base just east and adjacent to the army guard facility.