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Michigan Air Force Bases (1)


  • Selfridge ANGB Harrison

  • Selfridge Air National Guard Base is operated by the Michigan Air National Guard in Harrison Township, Michigan. It was built in 1917 and is currently home to the 127th Wing and the 927th Refueling Wing. The 127th comprises of C-130 Hercules and F-16 Falcons while the 927th comprises KC-135s Stratotankers. The base is named after the Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge, the first United States officer to be killed in an aviation accident. The only family housing and government-owned complex in the Detroit area is located in the base. For this reason, Selfridge ANGB is now called “The home of the Generals” after having served 150 generals since the base’s first day of operation. The base is now home to 550 active duty personnel, 1720 civilian personnel, and 4,200 reservists.

Michigan Army Bases (1)


  • Detroit Arsenal Warren

  • The Detroit Arsenal is home to the first ever manufacturing plant for the mass production of tank in the US, the Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant established in 1940. During WW2 the plant produced more than 20,000 tanks or about a quarter of total production. The original plant is no longer operational and is used for civilian purposes. This plant and others like it in Detroit were considered the “Arsenal of Democracy” by President Roosevelt because of how the city’s automotive industry was able to produce armaments for WW2. Detroit is also an important center for tank research.