Wolverine Guard

August and September 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 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

October 30, 2017 - 2017 North American International Cyber Summit

October 30, 2017 - Fall Extravaganza

News from Your Guard

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-TALK (8255)

If you or someone you know is struggling, please reach out to the Director of Psychological Health, Heather Nystrom at (313) 207-1651 or the Suicide Prevention Program Manager, Lindsay DeCamp at (517) 481-7936. If you are in active crisis or need immediate intervention please call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-TALK (8255).

Suicide Prevention

Operation Shining Star 2017 

Shining Star

Operation Shining Star, Sept. 23, 2017, is an emergency management exercise in the Straits of Mackinac that brings together state, federal, community and civilian participants to rehearse emergency operations.

Exercise Spartan Star 2017

Sept. 10-23, 2017 Michigan National Guard, Company C, 1st Battalion, 125th Infantry Regiment and the Royal Wessex Yeomanry, a British Reserve armor regiment, completed a combined arms training exercise at Sennelager Training Area and other locations throughout Germany.

Spartan Star

Medal of Honor Awardee, Jim McCloughan, addresses MING Troops


Medal of Honor awardee James McCloughan addresses members of the Michigan Army and Air National Guard as well as Veterans of the Vietnam War at The Michigan National Guard Joint Forces Headquarters on September 19, 2017.

Happy 70th Birthday United States Air Force

In 1947, President Truman signed the National Security Act which established this new defense organization, and along with it the creation of the US Air Force as an independent service, equal to the US Army and US Navy.

HBD AirForce

Viking Star 2017

Viking Star

Michigan Army National Guard Soldiers of Bravo Company 1-125th Infantry Regiment based in Saginaw, Michigan have traveled to Denmark to take part in Exercise Viking Star 2017. They will conduct combative training, orienteering, and joint live fire exercises with the Danish Home Guard and Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry. (U.S. Army National Guard Photos by Spc. Robert Douglas)

Patriot Day 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017, marks #PatriotDay, a national day of service and remembrance to commemorate Sept. 11, 2001. We’ve all seen the photos of that day, but here are some you might not have seen before.

Patriot Day

National Guard chopper crew finds toddler missing for hours

missing toddler

 A 2-year-old boy who wandered away from home with his dog on Wednesday afternoon was located in a cornfield by a National Guard helicopter crew.

Michigan National Guard sends Soldiers to help with hurricane Irma

As the orders to assist come in, our #MichiganNationalGuard soldiers head out. #AlwaysReady to help states in need in the wake of #HurricaneIrma.


Michigan National Guard sends aid and relief for victims of hurricane Harvey


Members of the Michigan National Guard's 3/238th GSAB and the 1/112th S&S, arrived in Texas in support of OPERATION BUSTED WINDSOCK, humanitarian relief and aid for the victims of hurricane Harvey.

Destination Michigan; A Salute to Michigan Patriots

PBS Tribute

Sharing this wonderful episode and teasing the release of another "Destination Michigan" episode filmed recently at Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center, thank you Steve Smith and WCMU staff.

Female Michigan National Guard officer shoots for the stars

Female MING Shooting Comp

Capt. Andrea Kennedy of the Michigan National Guard's 51st Civil Support Team fires a 12 guage shotgun at the Winston P. Wilson Small Weapons Championship at Robinson Maneuver Training Center in North Little Rock, Arkansas, July 24, 2017. Elite Guardsmen from 47 states and territories are competing to be recognized as the Guard's best marksmen July 23-28. (U.S. National Guard photo by Sgt. Garrett L. Dipuma, National Guard Marksmanship Training Center) 

Fallen Heroes Memorial 2017

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fallen heroes

2017 Memorial and Pass in Review

Pass and Review

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Michigan National Guard hosts Northern Strike 2017


Northern Strike 17 is a National Guard Bureau-sponsored exercise uniting approximately 5,000 Army, Air Force, Marine, and Special Forces service