MDAA Alerts

December 17, 2014

Hypersonic Threat

Dear Members and Friends, Over this past year, the newest threat to deliver force quickly, project power outside of national borders and in a launch platform that does not obey ballistic trajectories is being developed and flight tested by the two major super powers of the world: China and the United States. This highly advanced… read more

December 15, 2014

U.S. Missile Defense Soldiers Overburdened, Under Resourced

Ft. Bliss, Texas – December 15, 2014 – MDAA Chairman and Founder Riki Ellison, who recently visited with soldiers of the 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command (AAMDC), released a statement on Friday concerning the unequal burden these troops are forced to shoulder. Mr. Ellison said that this inequity stems from the “constant demand”… read more

December 15, 2014

Senator Carl Levin

Dear Members and Friends, We give due recognition to one of America’s true Statesmen, the Chairman of the United States Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator Carl Levin, who is retiring, serving in the Senate since 1979 and has been at the forefront of missile defense for our nation, our allies, Israel and the debate on… read more

December 12, 2014

Swift and Sure

Out in West Texas by the Rio Grande, on the border with Mexico is the world’s biggest force provider for air and missile defense systems and soldiers. Based in Fort Bliss, Texas is our nation’s largest Air and Missile Defense Command (AAMDC), the 32nd AAMDC. This command has four brigades, possessing 11 of our country’s… read more

December 5, 2014

Game Changer

In the transfers of command from one leader to another, from the highest position in the Department of Defense to the change of command for the Defense of North America, it is worth recognizing  leadership that is so significant that it has moved from a legacy to a legend. Today, we take the time to… read more

December 3, 2014

Congress to Provide Additional $40 Million for U.S. Homeland Missile Defense, Additional $175 million for Israeli Homeland Defense

A U.S. congressional conference committee between the Senate and House of Representatives reached a deal today on the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2015. The NDAA is a bill passed by Congress annually to authorize and regulate U.S. defense spending. According to a summary released by Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA), the bill would… read more

November 26, 2014

Our Salute to Service in Okinawa, Japan – Snake Eyes

At the divide of the Philippine Sea and the East China Sea, between mainland Japan and Taiwan is the strategic island of Okinawa. A tropical island, hard fought for with the blood and sacrifice of thousands of U.S. Marines, Soldiers, Sailors and Airman in the last century. The U.S. air base in Okinawa, called Kadena,… read more

November 24, 2014

Our Salute to Service on the Penn

On the Korean Peninsula, around 28,000 U.S. Soldiers and Airmen are stationed alongside around 650,000 Republic of Korea (ROK) active military forces, with 4.5 million in reserve. These forces stand ready to protect the South Korea, where an armistice with North Korea has held for the past 65 years. This provided MDAA’s backdrop for its… read more

November 24, 2014

MDAA Recognizes Korea’s First Line of Defense

Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea – November 24, 2014 — On November 21, MDAA hosted the Third Annual Peninsula Missile Defenders of the Year Award Ceremony at Osan Air Base in South Korea. The event paid tribute to the men and women of the Republic of Korea (ROK) and U.S. Armed Forces who operate the air and… read more

November 18, 2014

Ten Years of Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Operations

In the United States Capitol, we honored and recognized a decade of the U.S. Navy’s operation of Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense ships. Joining us for this historic occasion was the “Mother” of the Aegis BMD system, RADM (ret) Kate Paige, the Chief of Staff for the United States Navy, Vice Admiral Scott Swift, and the current technical… read more

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