217th Air Operations Group

Welcome to the 217th Air Operations Group!

The 217th  AOG is a unique organizational structure t
o support the 17th Air Force (AFAFRICA).  The 217th AOG has five squadrons that include air support, communications, intel, mobility, and operations in a
largely self-contained package.

Unlike many Air National Guard units, the 217th AOG does not have a "stand-alone" role, instead we are an integral part of the 17th Air Force and provide essential assistance so that they can complete their mission.

Our members serve here in Battle Creek, in Germany, and all over Africa.  Typical missions include: training and coordination exercises with African partners, humanitarian assistance, engaging senior leaders, and providing logistical support for overseas contingency operations.

ID Card Info

Customer Service Hours:

By Appointment Only Tuesday – Friday

Customer Service Phone: 269-969-3216

Dependents & Retirees: we will not be accepting appointments for ID Cards due to:

  • ALL USID CARDS (Dependent/Retiree cards) are valid through January 1, 2022.  
  • Expired ID cards are valid and benefits are secure through January 1, 2022 if eligibility can be verified by another source.

Dependents listed below need to update expired ID cards by Appointment Only Tuesday - Friday:

  • First time dependent card holders turning 14 years old or older
  • Those dependents turning 21 and are a full-time college student or 100% dependent on service member
  • Those dependent turning 23 and are a college student or purchase their own Tricare.

All Military members by Appointment Only Tuesday - Friday

By Appointment Only Sat of RSD

By Appointment Only Sun of RSD

DoD DEERS Beneficiary Helpdesk 800-538-9552

https://milconnect.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect/ MilConnect Portal

www.cac.mil DOD Reference Center


Public Affairs

110 Attack Wing
Public Affairs
3545 Mustang Avenue
Battle Creek, MI 49015-5509
(269) 969-3234 or 
(269) 969-3380
DSN: 580-3234 or 
Fax: (269)969-3554, 
DSN 580-3554 

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College Education

Becoming a member of the Michigan Air National Guard entitles you to some great tuition assistance benefits for college. 

- Tuition assistance through the Montgomery GI Bill
- The Michigan Air National Guard Grant 
- for more information see the Michigan Guard Education Site

The State Reimbursement Program: 
Is available at accredited colleges/universities, within the State of Michigan, with a 50% reimbursement program of up to $2,000.00 per academic year. This includes all colleges and universities listed above. 

If you would like to know more about college tuition assistance call our Recruiting teams at:
1-800-432-4296 (Battle Creek, MI) or
1-800-645-9420 (Mt. Clemens, MI) 
or fill out our on-line form and start your adventure today.