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Grosse Ile Naval Air Station

The Grosse Ile Naval Air Station was, at the time of its operation, located on the southern tip of the island of Grosse Ile in the Detroit River.  Although this air station is relatively unknown it played a major part…

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Fort McCoy, WI: Cuban Resettlement 1980

From 15 April to 31 October 1980, hordes of refugees crossed the US border by sea, these were called “The Freedom Flotilla.” What many Midwesterners thought would never affect them became a stark reality for those in Monroe Country, Wisconsin.…

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Camp Ripley: Past and Present

 Camp Ripley: Past and Present Camp Ripley located in Little Falls, Minnesota, currently services as a National Guard post and training location for the Minnesota State Patrol, National Guard, Minnesota Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, Minnesota DNR and many…

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The Beginning for The Red Arrow, 32nd Infantry

The 32nd Division, known as the ‘Red Arrow’, was a division of the army made up by the National Guardsmen from Michigan and Wisconsin. As rivals these men did not fit together at first. In a fight for our country…

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Calumet National Guard Armory

107th Engineering Battalion The 107th Engineer Battalion is a National Guard reserve component stationed across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  It commands the 1430th out of Gladstone, MI, 1431st, out of Calumet, MI, 1432nd out of Kingsford, MI and 1437th…

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A-10 Thunderbolt II Lifespan Extension at Selfridge ANG Base

Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Harrison Charter Township, MI is home to the 127th Wing of the Michigan Air National Guard. In 2005, Selfridge was awarded funding for the conversion from the use of fifteen F-16 Fighting Falcons to…

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Detroit Riots of 1967

In the summer of 1967, the Detroit riots destroyed the city, which lead to hundreds of buildings being destroyed, even more people  arrested, and dozens killed and injured.  The National Guard was mobilized to help control the riots, and was effective.…

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Camp Grayling

Camp Grayling is the largest military installation east of the Mississippi River, the largest National Guard training facility in the USA and the main Michigan National Guard facility. It was founded in 1913 near Grayling, MI in Crawford County. Rasmus…

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