The general in charge of all National Guard forces is scouting locations for a new Air Force light cargo squadron.
Lieutenant General Steven Blum toured the Battle Creek air base with Governor Granholm and the state's guard commander.
Granholm is advocating Battle Creek as a site for a number of possible missions the Pentagon is considering. She says the base is ideal for its proximity and infrastructure.
A base-realignment committee voted to keep Battle Creek open but move about 15 A-Ten aircraft to Selfridge Air Base in Macomb County.
Granholm's office says a new mission could help save about 300 full-time jobs that will be jeopardized by the move.
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