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WMUK News
10:47 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Drones Draw Protest to Battle Creek

Anti-drone marchers walking in southwest Michigan
Credit Maya Evans / Voices for Creative Nonviolence

Since the terror attacks in September 2001, the U.S. has increasingly used un-piloted aircraft to watch, and often attack, those considered to be enemies. But the use of what some call “drones” has been controversial. That controversy is headed to the Air National Guard base in Battle Creek this weekend as anti-drone activists end a march that began in Chicago.

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6:24 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Groups Plans Walk from Chicago to Battle Creek to Protest Use of Drones

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Battle Creek's Air National Guard Base received mission to operate drones
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - A group of activists will be stopping in Kalamazoo on June 12 during their 12-day walk from Chicago to Battle Creek in protest of drone warfare in the U.S. military.
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.

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