missile defense

"BATTLE CREEK, MI – Military personnel at Fort Custer in Battle Creek are excited about the chances of landing a missile defense system to safeguard the eastern United States – even though a major decision on the matter appears to be many months away." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

The Michigan Senate has put its support behind a possible missile defense program at Fort Custer after adopting a resolution of support on Thursday. Fort Custer is one of four sites under consideration for a possible ground-based interceptor ballistic missile defense mission. (Battle Creek Enquirer)

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

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