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MDAA Alerts

June 22, 2017

Unafraid to Fail

Dear Members and Friends, A critical missile defense system being developed and close to initial operational capability for the U.S. and Japan Aegis BMD ships and Aegis Ashore Sites in defense of Japan, the defense of Europe, the defense of Guam and potentially the defense of Hawaii had a failure to intercept on its second… read more

June 21, 2017

Power Projection

“I believe that there are two sources of strength in our country. At the strategic level, it’s the network of allies that we built up since 2002. At the operational level it’s been the ability to project power from the United States to advance our interests and to meet our alliance commitments. Our peer competitors… read more

June 19, 2017


Dear Members and Friends, Over the weekend, the Missile Defense community suffered a tragedy with loss of seven U.S. Sailors aboard the USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62), a ballistic missile defense (BMD) ship deployed out of Yokosuka, Japan for the BMD defense mission against North Korea (link). The ultimate sacrifice of human life, they served a selfless… read more

Alert Archives

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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