LANSING, Mich. — Sen. John Bizon, M.D. on Tuesday participated in the first meeting of the Michigan Legislative Aerospace and Defense Caucus in Lansing.
“With several military installations located in the 19th Senate District, it is important they have a representative voice in this caucus,” said Bizon, R-Battle Creek, a former U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel. “I am excited to get to work with my colleagues on the Michigan Launch Initiative and other projects.”
The Michigan Launch Initiative (MLI) is a proposed public-private nonprofit entity that would provide a collaborative platform for academia, industry and governmental agencies to provide low Earth orbit and hypersonic launch technology for commercial and defense applications.
The Michigan Legislative Aerospace and Defense Caucus, co-chaired by Sen. Michael D. MacDonald and Rep. Joe Tate, was formed to raise awareness of and promote Michigan’s important role in aerospace and defense issues and enable legislative colleagues and experts to share their unique perspectives.
Tuesday’s meeting included a presentation on MLI by IQM Research Institute President and retired U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Michael Dudzik.
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