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Installations

There are many military installations such as forts, bases, missile parks, shipbuilders and dockyards throughout the great lakes.  Here is what we are writing about lately.

  • 110th Attack Wing Ryan MasakowskiThe Michigan Air National Guard is the 110th Attack Wing and located in Battle Creek, Michigan. As most groups have a rich history of military background from the different squadrons ...
  • Fort Drummond Christian ElsesserFort Drummond, a piece of British and American military history that lives on only in ruins. Located in Whitney bay on Drummond Island, the fort was the location of retreat ...
  • Canadian Forces Base Borden – Preparing for … James Kristofik The year was 1914. The First World War was ramping up across Europe. At the time, Canada and Britain had close ties to each other. The day Britain declared war ...
  • Nike site D-87 commerce M Justin BunzelukIn the small town of Commerce MI, one might know that the woods that line Wise Rd are a great place to walk ones dog or go for a bike ...
  • Montgomery C. Meigs and Fort Wayne Brian BurtkaFort Wayne is often associated with the American Civil War as the starting point for many Michigan regiments that went South. It is not often associated with one man’s personal ...
  • Stability Within a Booming State- Fort Snelling’s … Anthony RettigIn 1858 the territory of Minnesota first became a part of the Union just in time for the raging civil conflicts to emerge. Upon the outbreak of war within the ...
  • The History and Role of of Fort Jackson in the Bla… Alex WallaThe History and Role of of Fort Jackson in the Black Hawk WarBeginning of the Black Hawk War Fort Jackson would never have been established if it weren’t for the Black Hawk War that took place from April 6, 1832 – August 27, ...
  • Newport Naval Air Station Devon BruckThe Newport Naval Air Station has been used for a lot of different things over the years. First as the air station and prisoner of war camp then as the ...
  • Fort Crawford Taylor ChadderdonBuilt shortly after the War of 1812 and rebuilt 18 years later, Fort Crawford stood at the intersection of two of North America’s greatest waterways. At a time where waterways ...
  • SBD Dive Bomber Recovered from Lake Michigan (Air … Ryanne Sutton In 2009, after 65 years spent at the bottom of Lake Michigan, a barely recognizable Douglas SBD Dive Bomber arrived at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo to be restored to its ...
  • Fort Custer and Prisoners of War during WWII Parker RusscherAerial Shot of Fort Custer during WWI When most Americans think of WWII, they think of either the Pacific or Europe and the many battles fought, and men lost. The massive ...
  • Fort Drummond Occupation Aaron OrtizFort Drummond was significant because it was the only known military and civilian site established by British forces on American soil after the War of 1812.  This fort was established ...
  • Fort Wayne Detroit’s Star Fort Sam Bilot“This fort, when in good repair and well mounted, could be held by one thousand good and true men against ten times the number of like material.”. Found south of ...
  • Fort St. Joseph CJ JensenFort St. JosephFort Saint Joseph’s construction began in 1796 and was completed in 1799 on St. Joseph island in Ontario Canada. (1) The land was bought from the natives in 1797 although ...
  • Fort Detroit and the Surrender of Detroit Anthony PeszekFort Detroit and the Surrender of DetroitFort Detroit would prove to be an important location for a series of attacks against the British during the War of 1812. The fort however would be put under the ...