battle creek air national guard base Battle Creek military base may host U.S. missile base By Steve Carmody • Aug 26, 2014 Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio A decade from now, Battle Creek could be a key component of the nation’s missile defense program. Fort Custer is one of several sites in the eastern U.S. being reviewed for an expansion of a missile interceptor system. Military drones to be protested in Battle Creek Saturday By Steve Carmody • Jun 13, 2014 Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio Peace activists plan to rally against the nation’s military drone program outside the gates of the Battle Creek Air National Guard base on Saturday. Just this week, a pair of U.S. drone attacks killed sixteen people in Pakistan. It’s the first attacks this year. Brian Terrell is with Voices for Creative Nonviolence. He says the drone program is being abused. Defense budget proposal may affect Michigan By Steve Carmody • Feb 25, 2014 Staff Sgt. David Carbajal / U.S. Air Force Michigan may stand to gain and lose in the proposed U.S. Department of Defense budget plans. The budget plan Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel laid out yesterday cuts spending on what’s seen as old Cold War hardware and spends more money on "21st century weapons".