battle creek air national guard base

1:01 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Battle Creek Air National Guard Base ends flight mission

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Battle Creek's base will be used as a control center for drone aircraft
More than 65 years of service as a base for military aircraft came to an end Friday at the Battle Creek Air National Guard Base. The base sent off its last C-21 aircraft in a low-key ceremony at 9 a.m.
Battle Creek Air National Guard
9:04 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Drone control assigned to Battle Creek Air National Guard Base

Battle Creek Air National Guard Base
Credit The Associated Press

Battle Creek's Air National Guard Base is getting a new mission, but not the one that local leaders had hoped for. Battle Creek Enquirer reporter Jennifer Bowman spoke with WMUK's Gordon Evans Friday morning.

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10:17 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Drones to be controlled from Battle Creek Air National Guard Base

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Community leaders had hoped for C-130 aircraft for Air National Guard base.
A new mission has been ordered up for the Battle Creek Air National Guard Base. The 110th Airlift Wing learned today that it will fly drone aircraft - the MQ-9 Reaper - from the base at W.K. Kellogg Airport, said Col. Ronald Wilson, base commander.
7:33 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Closure of Battle Creek's air traffic control tower would disrupt Western Michigan University's College of Aviation

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Tower in Battle Creek is one of six in Michigan and 238 nationwide that could be shut down as part of automatic federal spending cuts
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
BATTLE CREEK, MI - If the planned closure of the W.K. Kellogg's air traffic control tower in Battle Creek goes ahead in April, it won't ground the 38 planes of Western Michigan University's College of Aviation.
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10:13 am
Fri February 22, 2013

BC Air Guard unit returns from Africa

Boeing C-17 "Globemaster III" aircraft of the 217th AOG
Credit Michigan Air National Guard

Members of an Air National Guard unit in Battle Creek are back home after service in the skies over West Africa. Transport aircraft of the 217th Air Operations Group supported troops from France and several African countries fighting Islamic insurgents in the deserts of northern Mali.

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