Selfridge Air National Guard Base Celebrates Centennial 


The Selfridge Air National Guard Base (ANGB) — which opened its doors in 1917 and has since become “one of the nation’s busiest, most diverse and most advanced” Joint Military Community — celebrates its 100th anniversary. They will commemorate the centennial with an open house and airshow on August 19-20, 2017 at the Harrison Township, Michigan base, located on the shores of Lake St. Clair.

During this year’s event, the entire U.S. Air Force Thunderbird squad will perform with six F-16 Fighting Falcons flying up to 700 mph and as close as 18 inches apart. Other performers include the USAF A-10 Thunderbolts, the USAF KC-135 Stratotankers and more. The base will also show off aircraft dating back to the opening of the base in 1917.

Selfridge ANGB is hosted by the Michigan Air National Guard’s 127th Wing, a dual Mission Design Series unit, which operates and maintains the 9,000-foot-long runway used for Department of Homeland Security operations and active/reserve Department of Defense service components training.

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