U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and Congressman Fred Upton toured Fort Custer, the Battle Creek Air National Guard base and the Battle Creek VA Medical Center on Monday, July 6. Battle Creek’s military operations are critical to our country’s national security and Michigan’s economy. The Air National Guard Base is currently in the running to house a new Cyber Protection Squadron and support a missile defense system that would be located at Fort Custer. In addition to these two locations, Senator Stabenow and Congressman Upton visited the Battle Creek VA Medical Center, which recently upgraded its mental health treatment facilities.
Senator Stabenow and Congressman Upton have requested the Pentagon choose Fort Custer as a new missile defense site, which would protect the eastern half of the country. In April, Senator Stabenow and Congressman Upton led the Michigan delegation in urging Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to select the Air National Guard base in Battle Creek as the location for a cybersecurity mission. Both operations would add jobs to the region and allow Michigan to demonstrate the unique role the state plays in the safety and security of our country.
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