Selfridge Air National Guard Base
44875 N. Jefferson Ave, Mount Clemens, MI 48045
Selfridge Air National Guard Base is an Air National Guard installation located in Harrison Township, Michigan, near Mount Clemens. The host unit is the 127th Wing of the Michigan Air National Guard. Units from Air Force Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Army Reserve, Army National Guard, and active duty Coast Guard use the facility, as well. Selfridge serves the Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) supporting tank construction in the Detroit, MI area. Civil Air Patrol civilian organizations at Selfridge are the 176th Selfridge Composite Squadron and the headquarters of the Michigan Wing. Selfridge is home to Headquarters and Service Company, 1st Battalion, 24th Marines and Marine Wing Support Group 47 (MWSG-47.) The on-base Selfridge Military Air Museum is operated by the Michigan Air Guard Historical Association and exhibits photos and artifacts of military aerospace history with an outdoor Air Park of over 30 aircraft.
The primary missions at Selfridge ANGB are the Fighter and Serial Refueling missions. The focus involves air-to-air and air-to-ground operations designed to support ground forces, as well as gaining control of enemy airspace. The KC-135 Stratotanker provides the core aerial refueling capability for the United States Air Force and has excelled in this role for more than 50 years.
The 127th Wing is a joint DoD and Department of Homeland Security installation. Their mission is to provide trained, equipped and motivated tanker, fighter and support resources as needed. The 127th Wing supports three separate Major Commands (Air Combat Command, Air Mobility Command, Air Force Special Operations Command), flying two distinctly different missions in the KC-135 Stratotanker, an aerial refueler with global reach, and the A-10 Thunderbolt II, a close air support aircraft.
Selfridge Air National Guard Base is home to more than 4,200 personnel representing a broad spectrum of capabilities available to the National Command Authority.
Selfridge is located approximately 20 minutes north of Detroit. The main gate is off of Interstate 94, exit 240-A to the east. Many GPS devices route visitors to Selfridge through Harrison Township, and exit 237 from I- 94; however, the North River Road gate is for ID card holders only, not visitors.
The Pass and Registration Office is in the Visitor’s Center at the main gate (M-59/Hall Road) entrance. Applications for civilian and contractor identification cards must be obtained from the respective personnel office. Unit security managers process restricted area badge requests. The Visitor’s Center is open Monday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Tuesday -Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.For military identification cards, contact the Military Personnel Flight, Customer Service Section at 586-239-4516. Building 304 houses the Michigan Air National Guard’s 127th Force Support Squadron which can assist with ID cards and DEERS enrollment. For more information, call 586-239-4387.
If you will be arriving by commercial airlines at Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) plan on 45 minutes to an hour to arrive at Selfridge, depending on Detroit traffic. Commercial transportation is readily available at the airport. Detroit is a major stop for most airlines, and is a hub stop for Delta Airlines.
Selfridge has two entry control gates. The main gate off Hall Road and I-94 is open 24 hours a day and houses a Visitor’s Center. The Golf Gate, off North River Road, is open from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and is closed on federal holidays. Visitors and deliveries cannot gain access through the Golf Gate.
The base is divided geographically into a west side and east side. Major organizations on the east side include the 127th Wing and many components of the Army. The west side of the base houses the Border Patrol, Customs and Border Protection and the Homeland Security Air and Marine Wing, the Navy’s Operations Support Center and SeaBees, Coast Guard Air Station Detroit, Michigan Army National Guard units, and Marine Wing Support Group 47 Detachment B, and 1st Bat/24th Marine Regiment. Also located on the north side of the base are STARBASE and the Selfridge Military and Air Museum, which is operated by the Michigan Air National Guard Historical Association.
The Pass and Registration Office is in the Visitor’s Center at the main gate (M-59/Hall Road) entrance. Applications for civilian and contractor identification cards must be obtained from the respective personnel office. Unit security managers process restricted area badge requests.
The Visitor’s Center is open Monday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Tuesday -Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.For military identification cards, contact the Military Personnel Flight, Customer Service Section at 586-239-4516.
Building 304 houses the Michigan Air National Guard’s 127th Force Support Squadron which can assist with ID cards and DEERS enrollment. For more information, call 586-239-4387.
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FOR THE CHILDREN
In Michigan, children are required to begin school by age 6 under state law. A Michigan State law enacted in the 2015-2016 school year states that in order to enroll in kindergarten, children must be 5 years old by September 1 of the school year in which they plan on attending kindergarten.
In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.
Selfridge is located in Macomb County, which offers public school programs through the Macomb Intermediate School District. Macomb County is home to 21 public school districts and 225 public schools. Each strives to provide a progressive and effective education to nearly 130,000 students in grades K-12. There are also 10 public school academies in the county and nearly 50 private and parochial schools in the county.There are 28 public high schools in the county. Each provides students with opportunities to participate in a Career Technical Education to prepare them for successful career entry, advancement and/or continuing education. Some of the most popular programs include business services/technology, marketing, drafting, graphics/print communication, hospitality and food service and auto service technician.
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services 517-373-3740
Offering assistance programs, adult and children’s services, safety and injury prevention, and health and wellness services.
Michigan Humane Society 866-MHUMANE
Michigan State Police 517-332-2521
Base Operator (586) 239-4011
There is no lodging at the base and local hotels should be used for immediate lodging needs. There is also no housing available on Selfridge. The nearby U.S. Army Garrison-Detroit Arsenal located in Warren, Michigan, supports all Department of Defense branches, Homeland Security and other federal government agencies and has a Housing Services Office ready to assist new arrivals in finding suitable housing on the local economy. For local housing opportunities, register with the Automated Housing Referral Network (AHRN.com) viewing the Detroit Arsenal/U.S. Army Garrison area. The Transportation Management Office for household goods shipping can be reached at 586-282-5745.
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