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All systems go for the Pentagon’s visit to Selfridge

Featured in Macomb Daily

Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Harrison Township always stands ready, but it will be especially sharp when representatives of the Pentagon arrive Monday. Read more...


Macomb, St. Clair county leaders support bringing F-35 to Selfridge

Featured in The Voice

Bring the F-35 Lightning II to Selfridge Air National Guard Base. The state of the art, fifth-generation fighter would provide a big economic boost not only for Macomb County, home to the base, but also to southeastern Michigan, including St. Clair County. Read more...


Michigan politicians rally for a new jet at Selfridge

Featured in Detroit Free Press

With much to be alarmed about in politics (who could forget Donald Trump’s video of his body slamming someone with a CNN logo), it’s reassuring to know there are still pockets of civility. Read more...


Incredible images reveal F-35 firing its weapons upside down in latest dogfight test

Featured in Daily Mail

It is one of the most expensive projects in military history, and has been dogged with controversy from the start. But, as there incredible images show, the F-35 is beginning to look more like the airborne killer it was billed as every day. The images show the latest weapon testing, revealing the jet firing an AIM-9x missile while upside down. Read more...


Lockheed Martin presents Elite Supplier Award to Global Tooling Systems

Featured in Aerospace Manufacturing and Design

Global Tooling Systems, an Ascent Aerospace company and provider of smart assembly tooling, was honored by Lockheed Martin as a top performing supplier for 2016, based on wing assembly systems and work stands that Global produced to support the F-35 program. Elite Supplier status is awarded to the top 2% of Lockheed Martin’s supply base of 1,400 suppliers and recognizes suppliers holding a 98% on-time delivery rating with a 98% quality rating. Read more...


Michigan Defense Center study finds Selfridge Air Base in good standing to acquire new jet fighters

Featured in The Peninsula

The Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Macomb County could be in a good position to host the Air Force’s next generation of fighter planes, according to a May 31 report from the Michigan Defense Center. Read more...


Macomb County pitches Selfridge F-35 bid at Mackinac Policy Conference

Featured in Macomb Daily

Several members of the Macomb County Executive Office have been given a spotlight this week at the Mackinaw Policy Conference to make their pitch on the importance of bringing the F-35 Lightning II to Selfridge Air National Guard Base. Read more...


Macomb County, state lobby for F-35A fighter jets at Selfridge

Featured in Crain's Detroit

Macomb County and state officials are stepping up their lobbying of the U.S. Air Force to land a squadron of F-35A fighter jets at Selfridge Air National Guard Base by highlighting how the county's defense industry is larger than other metropolitan regions competing for the planes and jobs. Read more...


Lockheed Martin visits Macomb County to connect with potential suppliers

Featured in Macomb Daily

Bob Seger tickets are hot, but even hotter for anyone who does business in Michigan were the invitations to Lockheed Martin Supplier Matchmaker Event at Macomb Community College’s University Center in Clinton Township Wednesday. Read more...


Special report: 5 cities want the F-35, but who’s got what it takes?

Featured in Montgomery Advertiser

Three months. Five cities. One shot to land new F-35 Lighting II, the newest, technologically advanced jet in the Air Force arsenal. Read more...