W.K. Kellogg Airport

7:18 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Battle Creek to take over fire service at Kellogg Airport

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Decision necessary because Air National Guard fire department is closing
Battle Creek city officials said Wednesday they will provide fire service at W.K. Kellogg Airport even after the Michigan Air National Guard closes the base fire department. "There will be fire service at W.K. Kellogg Airport," said Larry Bowron, city transportation director. "That is not something we are willing to give up."
4:51 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

W.K. Kellogg control tower to escape shutdown

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The city of Battle Creek has entered into a contract with the private company Midwest Air Traffic Control until the next fiscal year. City officials hope federal funding will be restored by then.
Battle Creek tower saved from sequester shutdown The city of Battle Creek plans to enter into a contract with a private air controller organization to keep the control tower open at W.K. Kellogg Airport. A link to this page will be included in your message.
WMU President
9:48 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

WMU President John Dunn says he hopes decision on Kellogg Airport will be reconsidered

John Dunn - file photo
Credit WMUK

Western Michigan University President John Dunn says he still hopes federal regulators can be convinced to keep the tower at W.K. Kellogg Airport open. Western’s College of Aviation is located at the airport in Battle Creek. The Federal Aviation Administration announced on Friday that the tower is one being defunded because of automatic federal spending cuts known as “sequestration.” 

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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.