Task Force Spartan participates in missile defense exercise

May 3, 2021


The 130th Field Artillery Brigade of Task Force Spartan participated in an Air and Missile Defense Exercise (AMDEX 21), a U.S.-led event that develops tactics against simulated air and missile threats, April 12 – 23, 2021.

Approximately 1,700 U.S. military personnel at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., and multiple locations throughout Southwest Asia participated in the semi-annual exercise – which also reassures coalition and regional partners of the U.S.’s commitment to stability and security in the region.

The 130th FAB demonstrated refined and sustained integrated air and missile defense capabilities using existing and emerging theater air, surface, space, cyber and missile defense systems.

Maj. Chris Koochel, the Fires Effects Coordination Cell officer in charge, and Chief Warrant Carol Sprawka, the brigade targeting officer conducted multiple academic sessions to ensure there was a shared understanding of the 130th FAB’s operations and procedures…

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