Selfridge ANGB (Air National Guard Base) is one of the oldest Air Force bases in the United States and one of the 32 airfield training camps established during World War I after the entry of the United States in this military conflict. It is located in Harrison Township, a census designated place (CDP) and a charter township on the western shoreline of Lake St. Clair in Macomb County, Michigan. This airfield is about 20 miles north of Detroit metropolitan downtown area, surrounded by nearby sites such as Mount Clemens, Lakeside, New Baltimore, Chesterfield, Clinton Township, Point Lakeview, and St. Clair Haven.
Selfridge ANGB provides well trained, best equipped and highly motivated fighter, tanker and military support resources for the Harrison Township community, the state of Michigan, and the whole nation by means of a Air Mobility Command, an Air Combat Command, and the Air Force Special Operations Command. These three separate Major Commands of the 127th Wing operate different aircraft today and throughout time, therefore the base has also an associate museum, Selfridge Military Air Museum, which has in display the aircraft history of this facility.
Cost of Living: Harrison Township is a small CDP, which cost of living is influenced by Detroit, one of its nearby cities, which has a livability score of 69, being a somewhat livable city, ranked number 502 in Michigan, and number 20,066 in the USA, with the cost of living being 8.1% less than the Michigan average and 17.8% less than the national average.
Automated Telephone Attendant Number: Base Operator phone is (586) 239-5576, or fax (586) 239-4430. For the Public Affairs Office dial (586) 239-5576.
Base Population: Selfridge ANGB is home to 550 Active Duty staff, 1,720 Civilian personnel, and 4,200 reservists plus a number of not specified family members.
City/Area Population: As of 2008, Harrison Township had an estimated population of 26,004 people, including Lakeside and Saint Clair Haven, which are unincorporated communities in the same census designated place as Harrison.
Child Development Centers: The Bryant Child Development Center at Selfridge offers full-time daycare for children from ages six weeks to ten years old. This center has a capacity for 124 children. For inquiries call the Parent Central Office at (586) 282-9616.
Youth Programs: Selfridge ANGB is located in Macomb County, which is home to 21 public school districts summing up 225 public school in the area. The county has 28 public high schools and offers youth programs and education opportunities towards their professional formation.
Family Readiness Center: Selfridge ANGB has an on-base chapel where the Family Readiness Center Operates Monday through Friday. For more information call directly the Family Readiness Center at (586) 239-5583.
Employment: Military employment opportunities at Selfridge ANGB are published on the federal listings at the USAJobs.gov website or call this ANGB Recruiting Service at (586) 239-5511.
Base Services: Selfridge ANGB is a privileged Air Force Base, which has many on base services including a shoppette, chapel, and postal service; a joint dining facility, credit union, golf club, the Patriot Pub, and the Mulligans Club House; a museum, gymnasium, family campgrounds and many more services, including on post housing.
During World War II, Selfridge ANGB hit another important milestone serving as training facility for the Tuskegee Airmen, an all-African American Air Force unit that contributed to make military racial segregation to come to an end. From the Cold War era to the present time, this Air Force has continued with its mission to provide excellent training to the flying missions sent to this place.
Units: Selfridge ANGB is a joint DHS and DoD installation, home to the 127th Wing of the Michigan Air National Guard that is permanently stationed here.
Housing: Selfridge ANGB has the only government-owned family housing complex in the Detroit area located inside the base, which is nicknamed "The home of the Generals," being the sole facility, which has housed 150 military Generals until today. However, there is no on post lodging for newcomers right away, and therefore it is recommended to book a local hotel. On base housing is subject to availability, otherwise available at the U.S. Army Garrison-Detroit Arsenal in Warren. It is advisable to register at the Housing Referral Network (AHRN.com) upon arrival to secure a housing opportunity.
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