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125th Infantry Regiment

  Introduction The 125th Infantry Regiment of the Michigan National Guard has adopted new methods of fighting and has evolved throughout its long history of warfare, from the Civil War to the war on terror in the Middle East. The…

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Upper Peninsula Veteran’s Memorial

A Veteran’s Memorial is a way to remember our fallen allies whom have served in some form of war (Danto). There are hundreds of these memorials Scattered throughout the world and all of them pay tribute to the lives of…

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B-52D Bomber Model 55-0062

B-52D Bomber Serial number 55-0062 currently rests at K.I. Sawyer Heritage Air Museum. This bomber flew training missions out of K.I. Sawyer. This aircraft was initially placed into the Strategic Air Commands inventory in February 1957. It was initially assigned to…

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Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center

The Combat Readiness Training Center in Alpena Michigan was first established in 1940. This installation was not always a base, however, as it was originally home to an airport, which was built in 1931. The name of the installation has changed…

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Recent History of the 107th Fighter Squadron

The 107th fighter squadron is an Air National Guard unit attached to the 127th wing out of Selfridge Air Base in Mount Clemens, Michigan. They have a long history stretching back into World War I when they were founded on…

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Sergeant Major Randal Meyer at the Pentagon on September 11th

On September 11th, 2001, four planes were hijacked and used in multiple attacks: two on the World Trade Center towers in New York City, one on the Pentagon in Washington DC, and a fourth plane crashing in Pennsylvania.  Sergeant Major…

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The Origins and Roles of the Michigan Flint Armory Base

The old National Guard Armory of Flint MI and home to the Bravo 125th Battalion; This classic armory serves many important roles throughout our history but the focus of this is to tell the stories of its origins, roles it…

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Colonel Delbert L. Waugh Memorial

Colonel Delbert L. Waugh was a lieutenant colonel in the army before he retired and worked as a pilot for Angels MedFlight.  As a result of his bravery and dedication, Waugh earned a total of 25 decorations and badges, including…

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General Dynamics Land Systems

When wars, national disaster, and other conflicts arise across the globe, who says a person are destined to become a soldier when they could instead become an engineer. Wartime production is equally, if not more important to supporting the U.S.…

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USS Patriot Mine Countermeasures (MCM-7)

Built by the Marinette Marine Corporation and christened on May 15, 1990, the USS Patriot (MCM-7) is an Avenger class mine countermeasures ship that was commissioned by the Navy on December 13, 1991 to augment its mine detection capabilities. Concept…

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