The Department of Health and Human Services is asking the Pentagon to designate Fort Custer as one of 11 military installations near major airports that could potentially house overflow quarantine cases.
Battle Creek may be the least expensive option for the proposed missile defense site for the East Coast, but not the preferred site. The Department of Defense said in a release, that Fort Drum in New York is the current preferred option.
BCU says in a release that they were granted $150,000 by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, with most of that money going towards attracting manufacturers of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, commonly called drones.
Representative Fred Upton from St. Joseph announced he had sent a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis, urging the selection of the Fort Custer Training Center as the site of the potential Continental Interceptor Site. In the letter, Upton says Battle Creek is ideal because of its strategic location, and the ease with which Fort Custer could see the system installed.