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MDAA Alerts

November 25, 2015

Okinawa – First among Equals

Laying sentinel and guardian of the strategic entrance to the South China Sea, is the tropical island of Okinawa, that is naturally positioned halfway between Taiwan and Japan. The Japanese island is the centerpiece for the vast southwest region of Japan made of atolls, reefs and islands that stretch the divide between the Philippines Sea… read more

November 23, 2015

ROK Stars

Amongst the hills and urban mass of Seoul, nestled on the southern side of the Hun River is the United States Army Garrison of Yongsan, which shares the United Nations Forces Korea, United States Forces Korea and the United States 8th Army Headquarters. Directly adjacent to the base, is the Korean War Memorial Museum where… read more

November 19, 2015

Establishing a Legacy in Japan

I am honored to inform you that Japan’s missile defense community completed an achievement of merit and legacy in establishing its first annual recognition event in integrated air and missile defense led by its Air Force and four participating U.S. military services. The event was held at Yokota Air Force Base, the hub and command… read more

Alert Archives

Defenders of the Year

FC2 Bartholomew Ringer

FC2 Ringer was selected as the 2014 Missile Defender of the Year for the U.S. Navy. Bartholomew Ringer graduated from Parkway North High School in West County, St. Louis, MO in 1999. He attended the University of Evansville, IN and the University of Missouri before pursuing a career in the U.S. Navy. In 2010 he… read more

SSG Norman D. Perkins III

SSG Perkins was selected as the 2014 Missile Defender of the Year for the U.S. National Guard. SSG Perkins’s initial enlistment was December 3, 1986. After graduating from Basic Training and Advance Individual Training, SSG Perkins was stationed at Fort Riley, KS where he served for over three years as a Track Vehicle Mechanic with… read more

SSG MichaelSean McSherry

SSG McSherry was selected as the 2014 Missile Defender of the Year for the U.S. Army. SSG McSherry is a subject matter expert for nearly every aspect of Patriot Air and Missile Defense. His in-depth knowledge of launchers, up-range operations, and system maintenance has been invaluable to the success of his unit. McSherry has certified… read more

Lt Col Jerry Frazier

Lt Col Frazier was selected as the 2014 Missile Defender of the Year for the U.S. Air Force. Lt Col Jerry Frazier is the Division Chief, Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) for Headquarters Air Forces Central Command (AFCENT), Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. He leads the U.S. joint command and control, missile defense… read more

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