On this day in Michigan’s history: John W. Patterson was born in Omaha, Nebraska on March 2, 1872. Though he wasn’t born in Michigan, John would soon move to Michigan and become an influential part of Battle Creek’s history; and even potentially protect the future social culture of Michigan with a single letter.
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.
The Michigan ANG announced on Monday that four citizen-Airmen were chosen in four distinct categories, out of the 2,500 currently serving at the state's three ANG installations. ANG Commander Maj. Gen. Leonard Isabelle says that "with all of the successes that have occurred in the Michigan ANG over the past year, just being nominated for this award is an incredible achievement."
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.