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Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense celebrates 10 years of operation
By Dottie K. White (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
January 22, 2015

The Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense celebrated its 10th anniversary during a dinner banquet at the Antler's Hilton here Jan. 15. Read More...

FWC director retires after 30 years of federal service
By Jason Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
January 13, 2015

Members of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command bade farewell to one of its senior civilian leaders during a ceremony Jan. 7. Read More...

SMDC History: BIC first step toward FWC
By Sharon Watkins Lang (USASMDC/ARSTRAT Historian)
January 13, 2015

With the Jan. 7 retirement of Laurence "Larry" Burger, the first and only director of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's Future Warfare Center to date, it is fitting to take this opportunity to look at the history of the organization. Read More...

U.S. Strategic Command's JFCC IMD commemorated
Public Affairs
January 5, 2015

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense. Headquartered here, the command is tasked to implement U.S. Strategic Command's global synchronizer role for missile defense. Read More...

Soldier receives Purple Heart after waiting 60 years
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
December 23, 2014

After more than 60 years, one Soldier is receiving an overdue Purple Heart he earned during the Korean War. Read More...

Financial chief retires
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
December 21, 2014

Raymond Steele, chief, Financial Management Division, G-8, retired among family and friends at the command's Redstone Arsenal, Ala., headquarters Dec. 19. Read More...

G-8 family bids farewell
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
December 21, 2014

Alice "Kay" Goodloe-Cutts, financial management analyst, retired from civilian service during a ceremony at the command's Redstone Arsenal headquarters Dec. 17. Read More...

G-4 employee retires
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
December 20, 2014

Jan Morgan, general supply specialist, G-4, retired from civilian service at the command's Redstone Arsenal headquarters Dec. 19. Read More...

SMDC Safety: Stopping the Spread of Germs at Work
By U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center
December 19, 2014

Illnesses like the flu, or influenza, and colds are caused by viruses. Flu and cold viruses spread from person to person by way of coughing, sneezing or simply talking. Droplets from an infected person get into the air and are inhaled by people nearby. Anyone within 3 feet can easily be infected. Read More...

HEL MD comes home to Redstone Arsenal
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
December 19, 2014

High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator comes home to Redstone Read More...

SMDC History: Strategic Planning Cell Transitions USASSDC to USASMDC"
By Sharon Watkins-Lang (SMDC Historian)
December 19, 2014

On Dec. 18, 1996, Lt. Gen. Edward G. Anderson III chartered the U.S. Army Space and Strategic Defense Command's, or USASSDC, Strategic Planning Cell. In and of itself, it does not sound like a particularly exciting event, but this Strategic Planning Cell was tasked to help the command "to focus and leverage resources to become more competitive, efficient, and effective today, tomorrow and into the future." Read More...

Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Kyle A. Ramsey
By Dottie K. White (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
December 17, 2014

NCOIC of Army Space Training Strategy retires
By Dottie K. White (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
December 12, 2014

1st Sgt. Troy B. Davis, USASMDC/ARSTRAT's noncommissioned officer in charge of Army Space Training Strategy, retired during a ceremony at the command's Peterson Air Force Base headquarters Dec. 12. Read More...

Legal chief retires
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
December 10, 2014

Time to begin new chapter Read More...

Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Sgt. 1st Class Justin D. Jacobsen
By Master Sgt. Beau Broussard (RSSC-Pacific)
December 10, 2014

SMDC EO advisor retires
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
December 8, 2014

Closing one chapter; beginning a new Read More...

SMDC employee named command ACMA
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
December 8, 2014

Additional duties by division chief beneficial to the command Read More...

Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Jason E. Bradshaw
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
December 3, 2014

Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Pfc. Cameron M. Glick
By Capt. James R. Kirby (commander, JTAGS-Korea)
November 26, 2014

Sisters in Arms volunteer during turkey drive
By Dottie K. White (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
November 20, 2014

Sisters in Arms, members of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's 1st Space Brigade, volunteered their time to help families in need during the Marian House Soup Kitchen Stuff the Bird Turkey Drive Nov. 17 here. Read More...

Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Michael W. Mitchell
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
November 20, 2014

SMDC History: STS-74 "Flying through a furlough"
By Sharon Watkins-Lang (SMDC Historian)
November 18, 2014

On Nov. 20, 1995, Space Transportation System-74, or STS-74, Atlantis, concluded its eight-day space flight. The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command tie to this mission was then Lt. Col. William S. "Bill" McArthur, Jr., served as mission specialist. STS-74 was McArthur's second shuttle flight. Read More...

Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Staff Sgt. Joseph M. Gust
By Master Sgt. Beau Broussard (RSSC-Pacific)
November 12, 2014

SMDC employee has 'Gunfighter' past
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
November 5, 2014

With a sense of duty lasting more than 41 years, one U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command team member continues a life of service. Read More...

Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Phil Patterson
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
November 5, 2014

SMDC History: Squirt Serves as Sprint test bed
By Sharon Watkins-Lang (SMDC Historian)
November 5, 2014

SMDC remembers 1975 Safeguard missile defense operations Read More...

SMDC says farewell to senior civilian leader
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
November 3, 2014

Members of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command said goodbye to a leader who served as an Army civilian for 32 years during a retirement ceremony Nov. 3. 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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