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LOCATION:  US Army Garrison-Michigan (Selfridge) is co-located with the 127th Wing, Michigan Air National Guard (MIANG) located in Southeast Michigan, 25 miles north of Detroit.  While not traditional "military" towns, Chesterfield and Harrison Townships' community members are very supportive of our military members.  The Detroit Metro area is steeped auto industry history, Motown Magic, and great summer and winter Great Lakes adventures.  Home to the World Champion Detroit Pistons and Red Wings, the Institute of the Arts, Automotive Hall of fame, Motown and Henry Ford Museums, and the Henry Ford Fairlane Estates, "Hockey Town" has something for everyone.

HISTORY:  Selfridge was officially activated as a military installation on July 1, 1917. The field was then renamed "Selfridge Field" in honor of 1st Lt. Thomas E. Selfridge, the first person to lose his life because of an aircraft accident. In October 1956, the 1st Fighter Wing was organized here. The Air Force Reserve's 403rd Tactical Airlift Wing was transferred to Selfridge in November 1957. In December 1970, the Michigan Air National Guard moved onto the installation from Detroit Metropolitan Airport. On July 1, 1971, Selfridge Air Base became Selfridge Air National Guard Base, one of the most complex bases in the nation. The U.S. Army Garrison-Michigan began as an adjunct to the 28th Artillery Group designated the U.S. Army Support Detachment in 1971. The Support Detachment was under the operational control of the then newly activated Detachment 1 of the Michigan Air National Guard. The primary mission of the Support Detachment was that of operating and maintaining base housing and providing morale support activities for additional historical information visit the U.S. Army Garrison homepage.

MISSION:  The mission of USAG-M is to provide quality of life programs, housing referrals and base operations support to personnel from all four branches of the Department of Defense (DOD) serving in active, National Guard and Reserve status. USAG-M provides the same services to the US Coast Guard (USCG) and Boarder Patrol (USBP).

POPULATION SERVED:  Selfridge is the only reserve forces base to host active duty units of all five armed services, and reserve components of the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force, Selfridge Air National Guard Base is the busiest, most diverse military installation in the United States dedicated primarily to the training of the Air National Guard and the Reserve Force components of the military services. Today U.S. Army Garrison-Michigan continues to serve more than 55000 Retirees, Civilians, Active, Guard and Reserve personnel and their families, from all branches of DOD, the DHS (USCG) and USBP.  Currently the installation houses USAG-M, 127th Wing, Naval Air Reserve Center (NARCEN), U.S. Coast Guard Air Station (USCG-AS) and Marine Wing Support Group 47 (MWSG-47), along with numerous smaller units.

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SPONSORSHIP:  To request a sponsor contact your new Selfridge unit via email, in writing, or telephone.  You can also contact SCS via email to request assistance with obtaining a sponsor.  Incoming personnel should use a permanent mailing address or establish a local PO Box (a Post Office is located on the base) to ensure timely receipt/forwarding of personal mail while en route to SANGB. Service members using the gaining unit for receipt of mail should coordinate with the unit to ensure your mail is held for you and not returned.

TEMPORARY QUARTERS:  If you are planning on staying in the lodging facility or one of the guest houses, PCS'ing families may make reservations 90 days prior to their move. Online reservations can be made by visiting the web site. The Selfridge Lodging also offers a new limited shuttle bus service.

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE:  Families members of incoming soldiers will want to visit Selfridge Community Service (SCS); located on Jefferson Ave in building 780. The Family Center offers a variety services and activities to assist transitioning families and hosts a monthly Newcomer Briefing on the 1st Thursday of each month, except on Federal Holidays, in which case the briefing is held on the 2nd Thursday of the month.  The SCS Loan Closet provides short term temporary loans of household items to include kitchen ware, E-Z (air) Beds, car seats, small appliances, card tables and chairs, and infant play yards/cribs. Welcome Packets are available on CDROM along with maps, installation and community information, and networking events/opportunities. Make the Family Center one of your first stops and let us get you connected. The Family Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and may be reached at DSN 273-5949 or Commercial 586-307-5949.

CRITICAL INSTALLATION INFORMATION:  On 9 November 2005, Congress approved the recommendation to close the U.S. Army Garrison - Michigan (USAG-M) at Selfridge. As part of the Garrison recommendation, Army Family Housing (AFH) at Selfridge and Sebille will close.  

The Garrison is no longer accepting residents into family housing effective (22 Nov 05).  The USAG-M will continue to assign bonafide bachelors to the Barracks (Building 325) until 1 January 2007. Newly arrived community should check in with the Housing Services offices Office (HSO) prior to arranging to live off of the installation - click on the Housing Tab above for additional guidance.

Throughout the summer and fall of 2006, the Main gate (Jefferson Ave entrance) will undergo a major Military Construction (MILCON) project which will provide Selfridge ANGB with a newly established Visitor's Center for ID Cards, Pass & Registration, 127th Wing Recruiting & Retention offices, revised Access Control Points, Security facilities, and Vehicle Search Area.  The project will include major revisions to the traffic intersection of Jefferson Avenue and William P. Rosso Highway (outside of the main gate).


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