Arsenal of Innovation

Valerie DeVries could clearly see the South Australian desert scrub through the Jeep’s windshield. The tufted grasses, low shrubs, and sparse trees amid pale reddish rocks and sand were vivid. Click here to read...

Defense industry subject of director visit

MARQUETTE — “Economic gardening tools” have their place in the Marquette region. Sean Carlson, director for the Michigan Defense Center, based in downstate Sterling Heights, was in Marquette Wednesday to promote the MDC’s Protect and Grow Initiative as well as connect...

Military + Jobs = Big Business

ISHPEMING — Seventy-six years ago, then President Roosevelt called on Michigan to help equip America’s military. Fast forward to today, and the state is still providing equipment and support to our nation’s heroes. “Sixty-seven out of 83 counties have a prime...

Thousands help Selfridge Air Base celebrate its 100th

Harrison Township — Under a cloudless blue sky, tens of thousands flocked to Selfridge Air National Guard Base on Sunday to celebrate the facility’s 100th anniversary. An afternoon air show featured the Jenny, the first plane to fly out of Selfridge in the summer of...

Selfridge 100th anniversary celebration to take flight

Harrison Township — A two-day Open House at the Selfridge Air National Guard base Saturday and Sunday will celebrate the facility’s 100th anniversary with aircraft in the air and on the ground. Officials describe it as a free, family-friendly event that will honor...