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May 14, 2021

Defense Matters

“The world’s got to look at the fact that left-of-launch, it’s not going to be a hundred percent. It’s not

May 13, 2021

Persistent Rocket Warfare

A new round of high-intensity, persistent rocket attacks in Israel have put cities, settlements, and the civilians inhabiting them under

May 5, 2021

“It’s a Great Responsibility”

“That’s why my very first overseas trip was to this region to visit those allies and partners. I’m excited to

April 30, 2021

100 Days of Reflection

The 100th day mark has been used in every presidential administration as a milestone for Americans to reflect on what


Defenders of the Year

First Lieutenant Eryn Daman, Space Operations Command

1st Lt Daman is a Mission Commander with the 2d Space Warning Squadron, Space Delta 4, Buckley Garrison, in Aurora, Colorado. As Mission Commander, she operates and presides over 14 enlisted and officer personnel as part of America’s Premier Missile Warning entity, providing first alert and early warning indications to over 345,000 military, civilian, and

Fire Controlman Aegis First Class (SW) John Long, United States Navy

FCA1 Long is the Combat Systems Leading Petty Officer at Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System in Deveselu, Romania (AAMDSRO). Currently serving his 5th European Command (EUCOM) Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) deployment, FCA1 Long is the go-to subject matter expert (SME) for Aegis BMD. While stationed back at the Dam Neck Detachment, FCA1 Long was hand

Captain Marco Catanese, United States Air Force

Capt Catanese is the Chief, Innovation and Analysis at the European Integrated Air and Missile Defense Center. He leads innovation and assessment efforts in support of European Command (EUCOM) and Africa Command (AFRICOM) Integrated Air and Missile Defense enabling future concept exploration and validation. Capt Catanese significantly increased the quality and quantity of assessments conducted,

Sergeant Major Jason Junkins, U.S. Army National Guard

SGM Junkins is the Command Sergeant Major for the 1st Battalion (BN), 265 Air Defense Artillery Regiment (ADAR) in the Florida National Guard (FLARNG). In 2020, he served as the First Sergeant for HHB/1-265 ADAR during their mobilization in the National Capital Region (NCR). SGM Junkins successfully managed the execution of all training and certification

Sergeant First Class Johnny Washington, United States Army

SFC Washington is the First Platoon Sergeant for Bravo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment (ADAR) at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. In 2020, he deployed to Camp Dahlke, Afghanistan; Camp Taji, Iraq; and the U.S. Embassy Baghdad with Bravo Battery 2-44 ADAR as the C-RAM Platoon Sergeant and Site Noncommissioned Officer in Charge. He

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MDAA’s mission is to make the world safer by advocating for the development and deployment of missile defense systems to defend the United States, its armed forces and its allies against missile threats.

MDAA is the only organization in existence whose primary mission is to educate the American public about missile defense issues and to recruit, organize, and mobilize proponents to advocate for the critical need of missile defense. We are a non-partisan membership-based and membership-funded organization that does not advocate on behalf of any specific system, technology, architecture or entity.