Hello from Marquette TJBoomer!
You'd probably cry if you drove through the base. It's, well, an airport and a ghetto pretty much. Very run down and nothing but low rents and welfare cases.
Marquette has changed quite a bit as well since you left, not in a bad way just way more business's and new construction. Lots of new condos down by the lower harbor, motels, Wal-mart, Target, Best Buy and all those other big box stores. Great place to live still.