MDAA in the News

July 5, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Former 49ers linebacker champions missile defense

Stars and Stripes: Former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Riki Ellison is still a defensive force three decades after winning his third Super Bowl ring. Ellison, 57 — who won a national championship with the University of Southern California before being drafted by the 49ers in 1982 — decided to tackle a new challenge after his… read more

July 3, 2018 | MDAA in the News

U.S. considers deploying defense system amid concern over Iranian threat

Bedford News Journal: BERLIN – The US military has held preliminary discussions about moving a powerful missile defense system to Germany to boost European defenses, according to two sources familiar with the issue, a move that experts said could trigger fresh tensions with Moscow. The tentative proposal to send the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense… read more

June 29, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Send messages of support for Camp Ravenna project

The Vindicator: After five long years of detailed study and analysis, the federal government stands poised to announce within three weeks whether it will proceed with a $3.6 billion project to build a massive missile defense site in the eastern half of the United States and whether to award that prize to our region. That… read more

June 29, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Video: Missile Explodes on German Navy Warship

The Epoch Times: A missile reportedly exploded on a German warship, causing serious damage but no major injuries. Footage of the explosion and fire were posted online by the Germany Navy, showing the missile exploding right after it launched. The explosion sent down sparks and other burning debris onto the ship. A Standard Missile-2 (SM-2)… read more

June 8, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Senate NDAA Would Mandate Work on Missile Defenses in Space

Roll Call: The Senate Armed Services Committee voted behind closed doors on May 23 to require the Pentagon to start developing missile-killing interceptors for deployment in space — whether or not the Pentagon agrees. The provision, by Texas Republican Ted Cruz, has become part of the defense authorization bill being debated now and into next… read more

June 4, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Report: US Military Eyes THAAD Missile Defense System Deployment in Germany

Executive Gov: The U.S. military has conducted preliminary talks about the potential deployment of a missile defense system in Germany to strengthen defenses in Europe amid threats posed by Iran’s ballistic missile development efforts, Reuters reported Friday. Riki Ellison, head of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance, said the U.S. European Command has been proposing for… read more

June 1, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Exclusive: U.S. military looking at deploying anti-missile system in Germany – sources

Reuters: BERLIN (Reuters) – The U.S. military has held preliminary discussions about moving a powerful missile defense system to Germany to boost European defenses, according to two sources familiar with the issue, a move that experts said could trigger fresh tensions with Moscow. The tentative proposal to send the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD)… read more

May 23, 2018 | MDAA in the News

The case for defense

Frontiersman: WASILLA — Last Friday, the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman teamed up with the pro-Alaska think tank Commonwealth North to present ‘Breakfast with a Champion’ at the Menard Center in Wasilla. The guest speaker was Riki Ellison, who played middle linebacker in the NFL for 10 years, winning three Super Bowl Champions with the San Francisco… read more

May 21, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Chamber Lauds $16M for YARS, Camp Ravenna

The Business Journal: YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber and its Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission wants the public to know that members of the Mahoning Valley’s congressional delegation secured more than $16 million for the Youngstown Air Reserve Station and the Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center. YARS, which generates approximately $100 million… read more

May 11, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Congress wants return on $1.5 billion investment in Israel missile shield

Al-Monitor: American taxpayers have spent more than $1.5 billion on Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system since 2011. Now Congress thinks it’s high time the technology benefits the United States. The House Armed Services Committee voted 60-1 Wednesday to advance an annual defense bill that authorizes $30 million for the US Army to acquire Iron… read more

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