The Michigan House on Tuesday approved state Rep. Peter J. Lucido’s House Resolution 29, a measure calling on Congress to ensure replacement aircraft are assigned to Selfridge Air National Guard Base should the A-10 fleet be shelved.
Approval of the resolution comes as part of the A-10 fleet and pilots from Selfridge are being deployed to Southwest Asia in the fight against ISIS.
“The news from the Macomb Daily that A-10s and airmen from Selfridge are being deployed to assist in the fight against ISIS show the importance of both the base and these planes to our national security,” said Rep. Lucido, a Republican from Shelby Township. “This fleet and the brave men and women who serve our nation out of Selfridge are proving just how vital they are to keeping America safe from outside threats.”
Selfridge Air National Guard Base has a $700 million impact on the local economy, and the 18 A-10s at the base directly support 535 jobs.
Rep. Lucido represents the 36th House District, serving the townships of Shelby, Washington, Bruce and the Village of Romeo.