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MDAA Alerts

March 22, 2019

In Sync

Last week the President released the budget request for the Department of Defense (DOD) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 and in that budget, funding to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) went down $500 million from a year ago in the President’s FY 2019 DOD budget request. A surprise to many, as well as validation to many, that this sizable… read more

March 12, 2019

Breaking Video: Missile Defense FY20 Budget Request

For your awareness and interest, today marks the release of the missile defense budget for 2020. The Department of Defense is holding a press conference this afternoon on the Missile Defense budget request. The briefing will be live streamed at 3:20 PM EST. Also today, our Op-Ed, “The Revolution of Missile Defense,” was published today in… read more

March 7, 2019

Not Enough

It is law from the United States Congress that the Secretary of Defense selects the preferred location for a potential third Ground-Based Interceptor (GBI) site in the Continental United States within 60 days from the release of the Missile Defense Review, which was released on January 17, 2019. There is no funding, no timeline, and no construction… read more

Alert Archives

Defenders of the Year

Lieutenant Junior Grade McKenzie Anderson, United States Navy

LTJG Anderson was commissioned on 15 May 2015 through the Navy ROTC program at George Washington University and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs. Following graduation, he reported to Basic Division Officer Course in Norfolk, Virginia. LTJG Anderson then reported to USS Porter in Rota, Spain as the Electrical… read more

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jacob Moore, National Guard

CW4 Moore was born in Burley, Idaho in December 1971. He entered the Army from Dallas, Texas in February 2000. CW4 Moore serves as the Senior System Integrator in the Operations Section of the 49th Missile Defense Battalion. In this role, he interfaces with partner organizations across Fort Greely and throughout the Ground-based Missile Defense… read more

Captain Rex Villa, United States Air Force

Capt Villa is the Chief Navigator for RC/TC/OC/WC-135, 55th Operations Group, 55th Wing at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. He is responsible for the standardization and evaluations for more than 2,400 aviators in 42 different crew positions across five different aircraft types and serves as the 55th Operations Group’s navigator subject matter expert for flight… read more

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Lucas Watterson, United States Army

CW3 Watterson was born and raised in Cassville, New York. He enlisted in the United States Army in August 2001 as a 14E, Patriot Fire Control Enhanced Operator/Maintainer. Chief Watterson was appointed as a Warrant Officer in March 2009 as a 140E, Air and Missile Defense Systems Tactician/Technician. CW3 Watterson’s assignments include Systems Maintainer and… read more

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