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Harrison Township — Work is to officially start on a new jet fuel storage and delivery system at Selfridge Air National Guard Base.

Groundbreaking is scheduled for Friday.

The National Guard’s 127th Wing earlier said 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 a storage area at the base in Macomb County’s Harrison Township that was built in 1958.

Fuel trucks will continue to be used for smaller aircraft.

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