battle creek air national guard base

Battle Creek's Air National Guard Base received mission to operate drones

Battle Creek's base will be used as a control center for drone aircraft

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.

Community leaders had hoped for C-130 aircraft for Air National Guard base.

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