missile defense

The state’s House Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs unanimously voted today to urge that Battle Creek’s Fort Custer Training Center be chosen for a new ground-based interceptor ballistic missile defense mission. The resolution, introduced by Rep. David Maturen, was voted on Thursday. The House Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs recommended the resolution, 9-0, and it now heads to the House floor for a vote. (Battle Creek Enquirer)

Training base that straddles Kalamazoo and Calhoun Counties is one of four locations being considered for missile base

Another public meeting is scheduled for Thursday

Another hearing is set for Thursday

Calhoun County officials say the project could create more than 2,000 direct and indirect jobs.