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."
While the cause of these high levels isn’t yet confirmed, DEQ spokespeople say that there is a “correlation” between the PFOS and the use of firefighting foams at the Battle Creek Air National Guard Base.
At the meeting, environmental and health officials said that further testing was being conducted on residential water wells near the base, after two homes north of the base were found to have PFAS levels above the EPA health advisory level.
Want to 'adopt' a local military family for Christmas? You can do it by participating in the Operation Yuletide Gift Lift, a part of the Military Family FIRST effort of the 110th Airlift Wing of the Michigan Air National Guard in Battle Creek...