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MDAA Alerts

May 24, 2017

MDA FY18 Budget Estimates

Dear members and friends,   The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) released its annual budget request yesterday on May 24, 2017, requesting a total of $7.9 billion in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018; $379 million more than MDA’s budget request for FY17. MDA’s budget request is proposed each year by the President for consideration by Congress. Following… read more

May 23, 2017

Dutch Treat

Dear Members and Friends,   A small country of 17 million in the watershed of the Rhine River as it enters the English Channel, plays beyond its size and above water in its leadership to NATO on air and missile defense. Netherlands brings forward for NATO a maritime and land capability of air and missile… read more

May 22, 2017

Going Initial Operational

Dear Members and Friends,   Yesterday, North Korea launched the Pukguksong-2/Polaris-2 – refined from its earlier launch of February 12 (link) – using a cold launch and solid fuel from a mobile platform, based off of a Chinese submarine launched ballistic missile (SLBM) the JL-1, off of North Korea’s own self-made and produced Transporter Erector Launcher (TEL). This particular test was… read more

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Defenders of the Year

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kevin M. Kruthers, United States Army

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kevin M. Kruthers enlisted in the Army in 2004 as a Patriot Enhanced Operator/Maintainer. In October 2010, he attended Warrant Officer Candidate School at Fort Rucker. He masterfully executed “Austere Challenge” including GCC STRATCOM level visibility messaging via Multi-National Patriot Live Fire with his unit’s Radar Set and PAC-3 ELES Launching… read more

Petty Officer First Class Nathaniel Lynch, United States Navy

Petty Officer Nathaniel Lynch enlisted in the Navy on February 8, 2005 and completed Recruit Training in Great Lakes, Illinois. After graduating Fire Controlmen “A” school, he then went on to attend Aegis Computer “C” school at Aegis Training and Readiness Center, Dahlgren, Virginia. In July 2006, he reported onboard USS PHILIPPINE SEA and completed… read more

Staff Sergeant Caroline Domenech, National Guard

SSG Caroline Domenech currently serves in HHB (Air Defense Artillery), 49th Missile Defense Battalion; Fort Greely, AK. She has held a variety of leadership positions, including Military Police Team Leader, Company Liaison with the DA Police Department, and Company Training Noncommissioned Officer (NCO). SSG Domenech’s awards include the Army Achievement Medal (4th Award), Army Good… read more

Lieutenant Colonel Anthony J. Owens, United States Air Force

Lieutenant Colonel Anthony J. Owens is Deputy Chief, Integrated Air and Missile Defense Division, Headquarters United States Air Forces Europe – Air Force Africa, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.  He is responsible for providing staff support to POTUS-directed European Phased Adaptive Approach for ballistic missile defense. He leads planning and integration of air and ballistic missile… read more

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