In 1917, the first soldier – from Company G, 32nd Infantry Division, Michigan National Guard – found himself in Selfridge Field in Harrison Township. Back then, it was a private air field owned by Henry B. Joy. Now, in 2017, Selfridge invites you to join them in their centennial celebration August 19-20 as they commemorate the historical occasion with an open house and air show.
World War II soldier David Schilling really put Selfridge on the map when he came up with an idea that would help America survive through the Cold War. The first aircraft ever operated at Selfridge – P-80 Shooting Stars – had the ability to fly to Europe rather than having to be carried over on a boat, making the U.S. Force a global power. Not only did Selfridge have a powerful past, but they have a promising future as well as the air base looks forward to their next one hundred years.
Become a part of history and visit the base for their anniversary celebration. Performances will leave you stunned and static displays will leave you speechless. Selfridge is a part of history right in our backyard and the open house is something you will not want to miss. READ MORE.