6:05 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Fort Custer Could be Home for Defense Missile Site

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If chosen site would have 60 missiles, none would have warheads
LANSING - Battle Creek's Fort Custer Training Center is a favorite for a new defensive missile site, according to Michigan's top military commander. "I am pretty confident that based on what I know today, we are going to be an absolute top contender for the site"
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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2:44 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

How Military Familes Cope

Cecilia Mallette and Anne Flanders
Credit Chris Killian

Behind every deployed service-member there’s a family tending the home fires, waiting for a phone call from a son or daughter, a brother or sister, a husband or wife.

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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.
7:43 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Veterans Day events in Southwest Michigan

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Several events planned today to honor those who have served
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Veterans Day will be observed in several Kalamazoo area communities on Monday, Nov. 11.