battle creek air national guard base

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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7:29 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Decision soon on flying mission for Battle Creek Air National Guard

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About 270 people are employed at the base full-time and another 724 are employed part-time.
A decision on whether an airlift mission will be brought to the Battle Creek Air National Guard base could be announced by the end of this month, say those involved in lobbying for additional cargo planes to be brought here.