MDAA Alerts

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

November 7, 2014

Who’s Messaging Who?

During a week of change, demonstrated by the American people’s vote to shift power in the United States Congress, a significant and complex integrated air and missile defense test by the U.S. Navy and the Missile Defense Agency was achieved, propelling change in making our world a safer place. On the other side of the… read more

November 7, 2014

U.S. Missile Defense Ship Fends Off Raid of Ballistic and Cruise Missiles

Washington D.C. – November 6, 2014 – Today, off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii, the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), using a  new Baseline 9 modernization processor, was able to successfully engage and defeat multiple incoming ballistic and cruise missiles at the same time. Baseline 9 capability is being… read more

October 28, 2014

We Call It the KN-08

The North Korean long-range mobile ICBM missile with one or more nuclear warheads called the KN-08, is a primary threat driving the need for U.S. homeland missile defense capability and to U.S. national security strategy that will continue to put forward all options to defeat this threat. These options would include actions both active and passive to the… read more

October 24, 2014

Please Recycle

The outgoing United States Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) who serves on the Homeland Security Committee and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and therefore privy to the threats to our nation, has put forward his legacy report to identify wasteful government spending as he exits his public service to the nation. Using distorted, misrepresented information,… read more

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