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SMDC general visits Soldiers
By Dottie K. White (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
January 20, 2016

Lt. Gen. David L. Mann, commanding general, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, visited Company C, 53rd Signal Battalion, 1st Space Brigade, Jan. 14 in Landstuhl. Read More...

SMDC's civilian leader addresses Downtown Huntsville
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
January 20, 2016

The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's senior civilian addressed local business owners during the Downtown Huntsville, Inc. annual meeting and awards event in Huntsville Jan. 15. Read More...

SMDC History: 25 years since first 'Space War'
By Sharon Watkins Lang (SMDC/ARSTRAT Historical Office)
January 20, 2016

On Jan. 17, 1991, Operation Desert Shield transitioned to Operation Desert Storm. With the start of ground operations on Feb. 24, a new era for the military began as space and space technology first played an integral role in a military conflict. Read More...

SMDC Safety: Protect Your Hands from Hazards
By U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center
January 20, 2016

People probably take their hands for granted until they have an injury. Then they will know just how difficult life can be without the full use of their hands. Read More...

Voting: A right to be heard
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
January 19, 2016

With the presidential and national elections taking place in November, it is important that citizens are informed about their candidates as well as the ways to properly register to vote. Read More...

Astronaut application deadline approaching
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
January 8, 2016

Are you a Soldier who wants to reach for the stars? It is possible, and the deadline for applications is approaching. Read More...

Tech Center engineer retires
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
January 7, 2016

Donald Hodge, an engineer with the command's Technical Center, retried from federal civilian service Jan. 7 at the command's Redstone Arsenal headquarters. Read More...

SMDC History: RAID meets the challenge
By Sharon Watkins Lang (SMDC/ARSTRAT Command Historian)
January 6, 2016

In January 2003, the Army validated a requirement for enhanced force protection and situational awareness for coalition forces engaged in Operation Enduring Freedom. Read More...

Contested space training occurs at Fort Carson
By John J. Abbatiello (SMDC/ARSTRAT G-3 TREX)
December 29, 2015

U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, or USASMDC,/Army Forces Strategic Command, or ARSTRAT's G-3 Training and Exercise Division, or TREX, recently conducted a proof of principle contested space training event. Read More...

SMDC History: Final missile maintenance class graduates
By Sharon Watkins Lang (SMDC/ARSTRAT Historian)
December 15, 2015

Under the original concept, the deployed SAFEGUARD system would encompass multiple sites across the nation. Read More...

SMDC teams earns award
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
December 14, 2015

With an increasing focus on cyberspace as the next operational battlefront, one U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command team was acknowledged for its work helping the Army understand the effects of cyberspace operations. Read More...

SMDC: 2015 in review
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
December 10, 2015

In 2015, Soldiers and civilians of U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command were deployed or forward stationed across eleven time zones, supporting critical operations around the globe 24 hours a day in defense of the nation. Read More...

TRADOC capabilities integrator visits SMDC
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
December 4, 2015

The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, or TRADOC, capabilities integrator learned how the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command is continuing its efforts to design the future space and missile defense force, develop tomorrow's leaders and train Soldiers to perform space and missile defense operations. Read More...

SMDC History: STS 61-B crew make steps to International Space Station
By Sharon Watkins Lang (SMDC/ARSTRAT Command Historian)
December 2, 2015

On Dec. 3, 1985, Army astronaut mission specialist Lt. Col. Sherwood "Woody" Spring and the crew of STS 61-B Atlantis concluded their seven-day flight by landing at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Read More...

SMDC Safety: Tune Yourself Up for Winter Walking
By U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center
December 2, 2015

People wake up one morning to the heaviest snowfall of the season. Read More...

SMDC welcomes new Technical Center director
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
November 20, 2015

The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command officially welcomed the Technical Center's new director during an Assumption of Responsibility at the Von Braun III auditorium Nov. 19. Read More...

SMDC senior civilian speaks at HAMA luncheon
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
November 20, 2015

The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's senior civilian addressed the Huntsville Aerospace Marketing Association, or HAMA, during a luncheon in Huntsville Nov. 13. Read More...

SMDC History: MSR clears EMC tests
By Sharon Watkins Lang (SMDC/ARSTRAT Command Historian)
November 18, 2015

What factors need to be considered when developing a radar? Can the radar detect, identify and track its targets? Can the data be processed in a timely manner and transmitted to the necessary systems? Can the radar communicate with its missiles to guide them effectively to the target? Read More...

SMDC Safety: Don't fall down on safetys
By U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center
November 18, 2015

A fall might not seem like the most serious kind of accident. Often, it is not. However, people don't know the number one workplace killer is slips and falls. Read More...

Prayer breakfast begins week of honoring, recognizing veterans
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
November 6, 2015

To kick off a week of Veterans Day activities, community members gathered to honor the service of local veterans in the 10th annual Veterans Prayer Breakfast Nov. 6. Read More...

Wounded warrior brings canine 'battle buddies' to work
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
November 5, 2015

Most days he can be seen entering the building looking proud with his head held high. He does not speak, but acknowledges those he passes quietly with his eyes. Occasionally someone walks up to him to say hello, but he will not engage. Instead he turns to his companion, James Joyner, asking permission. Read More...


Mission, Vision & Goal

Mission
USASMDC/ARSTRAT conducts space and missile defense operations and provides planning, integration, control and coordination of Army forces and capabilities in support of U.S. Strategic Command missions (strategic deterrence, integrated missile defense, and space operations); serves as the Army force modernization proponent for space, high altitude and global missile defense; serves as the Army operational integrator for global missile defense; and conducts mission-related research and development in support of Army Title 10 responsibilities.

Vision
USASMDC/ARSTRAT a diverse, complex, and global command that provides critical capabilities to our Army, USSTRATCOM, COCOMs/ASCCs; in synch with JFCC-IMD  Read More...

Command Goal
To provide dominant space and missile defense capabilities for the Army and to plan for and integrate those capabilities in support of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) and Geographic Combatant Commanders (GCC) missions.

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