Peters Applauds Air Force Announcement of Selfridge ANGB as Finalist for F-35 Mission

WASHINGTON, DC U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today released the following statement regarding the U.S. Air Force’s announcement today that Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Macomb County is among five candidates to host the Air National Guard’s new F-35 mission:

“The airmen of the Selfridge Air National Guard base have always stood ready to protect our nation against those that would do us harm, and today’s announcement is a testament to the critical role these brave men and women play in our nation’s defense. Given Selfridge’s current strategic participation in the fight against ISIS and its strong history of hosting and operating military fighter jets, including the A-10 and F-16, I believe this new F-35 mission would be a perfect fit. I strongly support Selfridge as a host for the F-35 mission, and I will continue working to build support for the base and the servicemembers who work there.”