Fort Custer a missile defense site?

Fort Custer in Augusta (file photo)

Fort Custer in Battle Creek may become a missile defense site.

The U.S. Department of Defense announced Friday that after an extensive evaluation by the Missile Defense Agency, Fort Custer is one of four places being considered.

The federal government will spend the next two years assessing the environmental impacts at each of the sites, including water resources, transportation, and air quality, and potential impacts to land use, among others.

Other sites in the running are Camp Ravenna in Ohio, Fort Drum in New York, and the Portsmouth Training Area in Maine.

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