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SMDC hosts Spring Extravaganza for heroes' families
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
April 11, 2015

The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command hosted a Spring Extravaganza with Survivor Outreach Services for surviving family members of fallen service members April 11 at Monte Sano State Park in Huntsville. Read More...

SMDC names regional Best Warriors
By Dottie K. White (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
April 9, 2015

The regional winners of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's Best Warrior competition have been named. Read More...

Nanosatellites delivered for launch
By Dottie K. White (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
April 9, 2015

Three nanosatellites were delivered to California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, in March for initial integration in preparation for a scheduled August launch with United Launch Alliance from Vandenburg Air Force Base, California. Read More...

SMDC welcomes new Future Warfare Center director
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
April 8, 2015

James B. Johnson Jr., the second director of the FWC, is replacing Laurence H. Burger, who retired from federal civilian service Jan. 7. Read More...

SMDC History: 3 + 3 = to deploy or not to deploy
By Sharon Watkins Lang (SMDC/ARSTRAT Command Historian)
April 8, 2015

With the recognized end of the Cold War and the proliferation of tactical ballistic missiles, the administration of President Bill Clinton initially placed greater emphasis upon theater based missile defense systems. With that, national missile defense became more of a technology development initiative. Read More...

SMDC kicks off its 2015 Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
April 7, 2015

The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command kicked off its 2015 Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month April 3 at the command's Redstone Arsenal headquarters. Read More...

Team Redstone provides mentoring event for women
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
April 3, 2015

More than 100 women, including Soldiers and government civilians, from the local area came together for a two-part Women's Mentoring Event to learn more about opportunities for professional growth and how to become community leaders. Read More...

Allyn receives update on command operations in Alabama
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
April 2, 2015

Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn visited leaders at the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, also known as USASMDC/ARSTRAT, March 30, where he received an update on the command's operations, as well as its research to provide enhanced space and global missile defense capabilities to the Warfighter. Read More...

SMDC G-8 named top Army comptroller
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
March 26, 2015

The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's G-8 leader was named the Army's best when it comes to managing the command's budget. Read More...

Redstone Arsenal CTOs gather to learn from each other
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
March 26, 2015

A group of senior Team Redstone scientists came together to share ideas and discover ways to improve technology with goals of supporting the Warfighter and defending the nation at the quarterly Chief Technology Officer Roundup March 20. Read More...

SMDC History: Safeguard to BMD
By Sharon Watkins Lang (SMDC/ARSTRAT Command Historian)
March 26, 2015

By 1973, the Anti-ballistic Missile Treaty, which was ratified May 1972, had reduced the Safeguard deployment from two sites to one, and an amended program decision memorandum issued by the secretary of defense in August 1973 had placed additional funding and operational constraints on the Safeguard and site defense programs. Read More...

SMDC'S agile, lean and low-cost Targets Team at it again
By SMDC Public Affairs
March 20, 2015

The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command successfully launched a risk reduction flight at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 10 to improve low-cost Lance missile targets. Read More...

Women heroes don't have to be the first
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
March 17, 2015

While there are a number of trailblazing women who have strived and become the first at so many things, not all heroes have to be the first. Many women earn the title of hero through their service to their nation. Read More...

Employees participate in historic commemoration
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
March 13, 2015

About a dozen U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command employees left Huntsville at 4:30 a.m. on March 7 to participate in events commemorating the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" in Selma, Ala. Read More...

SMDC History: Army lends an arm
By Sharon Watkins Lang (SMDC/ARSTRAT Command Historian)
March 13, 2015

On March 12, 2002, the 11-day mission of STS-109 (Space Shuttle Columbia) came to an end with an early morning landing at Kennedy Space center, Fla. Read More...

SMDC Safety: Pedestrian Safety Tips
By U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center
March 13, 2015

Drivers need to recognize the special safety needs of pedestrians, especially those that are children. Young, elderly, disabled and intoxicated pedestrians are the most frequent victims in auto-pedestrian collisions. Read More...

SMDC conducts Best Warrior Competition at Schofield
By Karen A. Iwamoto (Hawaii Army Weekly)
March 13, 2015

Soldiers from the Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (SMDC/ARSTRAT) gathered, here, to compete in a three-day Best Warrior Competition, March 3-5. Read More...

Lt. Gen. David Mann conducts town hall at USAG-KA
By Sheila Gideon (Kwajalein Hourglass)
March 13, 2015

Lt. Gen. David L. Mann, commanding general of U.S. Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, visited U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Wednesday to hold a town hall meeting for command staff, active duty personnel, Army civilians and contractors. 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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