Fort Custer is hosting events for the public to discuss the impact climate change will have on the military and their surrounding communities.

Several events sponsored by the Michigan Army National Guard will be held next week at the base near Battle Creek. The first session on Monday night will feature experts from across the state, while the event on Tuesday afternoon will encourage brainstorming from the participants. Ideas and plans will be presented Tuesday night at an open house.

The events are part of a national pilot to prepare the military for climate change.

The Kalamazoo Gazette  reports the two-day planning exercise in Michigan will focus on Fort Custer, Camp Grayling and Selfridge Air National Guard Base near Mount Clemons, and how the bases can address potential risks.

-AP