- Associated Press - Thursday, April 21, 2016

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Work is officially starting on a new jet fuel storage and delivery system at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in suburban Detroit.

A groundbreaking is scheduled for Friday.

The National Guard’s 127th Wing earlier said that the $32.6 million project will support rapid refueling of KC-135 Stratotanker aerial refueling aircraft and other aircraft that are based at Selfridge, training at the facility or deploying from the base.

Construction of the 630,000 gallon storage complex with an eight-station hydrant refueling system is expected to take about two years. The new system will replace an existing storage area at the base in Macomb County’s Harrison Township that was constructed in 1958.

Fuel trucks will continue to be used for smaller aircraft.




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