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SMDC History: 1945 report recommends missile defense research and development
By Sharon Watkins Lang (SMDC/ARSTRAT Command Historian)
July 22, 2015

World War II saw incredible advancements in technology and equipment. These advancements which included the introduction of ballistic missiles brought new threats both to the military personnel serving in the field and to their families on the home front. Read More...

SMDC Safety: Donít Fall Down On Safety
By U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center
July 22, 2015

A fall might not seem like the most serious kind of accident and often, it is not. However, the number one workplace killer is slips and falls. Read More...

Future Army nanosatellites to empower Soldiers
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
July 20, 2015

One Army project is making the future of satellite communications more responsive to Soldiersí needs. Read More...

1st Space Battalion conducts change of command
By Dottie K. White (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
July 20, 2015

Lt. Col. Bryan P. Shrank assumed command of the 1st Space Battalion, 1st Space Brigade, from the unit's outgoing commander, Lt. Col. James T. Bushong, during a change of command ceremony conducted July 17 at Patriot Park here. Read More...

Chaplain team brings religious support to SMDC
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
July 16, 2015

When the external warrior needs an internal healer, the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Chaplainís Office team is ready to deploy. Read More...

SMDC leaders hosts first mentoring event
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
July 16, 2015

The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command hosted the commandís first workforce mentoring event July 14 at the Von Braun II presentation center. Read More...

Nanosatellites may soon communicate with Soldiers
By David Vergun (Army News Service)
July 16, 2015

Tiny Army satellites may someday provide Soldiers with voice, data and even visual communications in remote areas, which lack such communications. Read More...

NASA's newest astronauts complete training
By NASA press release
July 14, 2015

Army Maj. Anne McClain and Army Maj. Andrew Morgan are among the eight new astronauts who are ready to help advance scientific research aboard the International Space Station and pave the way for America's new space launch capabilities and journey to Mars. The four women and four men moving from candidates to the corps were part of the 2013 astronaut class, chosen from 6,300 applications -- the second largest number of applications NASA ever has received. Read More...

SMDC top legal officer retires
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
July 14, 2015

Col. Karl Kuhn, USASMDC/ARSTRAT's staff judge advocate, retired at the Von Braun III auditorium July 10. Read More...

SMDC employees rock local community
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
June 25, 2015

Although members of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command work hard to defend the nation, some of its members also play hard to entertain the community. Read More...

SMDC CTO speaks at National Space Club breakfast
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
June 18, 2015

The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's chief technology officer addressed members of the local space community about the command's role in space and how it supports the Warfighter. Read More...

SMDC Command Surgeon Office serves community
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
June 18, 2015

The USASMDC/ARSTRAT Command Surgeon's office has important roles both inside and outside the command as the commanding general's sounding board on all medical issues within the command. Read More...

Chief of Information Operations Plans Branch retires
By Dottie White (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
June 17, 2015

Lt. Col. Matthew E. Waldrep, USASMDC/ARSTRAT's chief of the Information Operations Plans Brach, retired during a ceremony at the command's Peterson Air Force Base headquarters June 5. Read More...

Chief of Reserve Affairs Retires
By Dottie White (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
June 17, 2015

Col. Steven A. Matayoshi, USASMDC/ARSTRAT's chief of Reserve Affairs, retired during a ceremony at Peterson Air Force Base Club June 10. Read More...

SMDC names Best Warriors
By Dottie White (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
June 17, 2015

The USASMDC/ARSTRAT 2015 Best Warriors, named in a ceremony June 11 following four days of competition, are Sgt. Kristopher A. Grayson, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 53rd Signal Battalion, Peterson Air Force Base; and Spc. James French, C Company, 53rd Signal Battalion, Landstuhl, Germany. Read More...

SMDC History: Systems Technology Program New Emphasis for BMD in 1975
By Sharon Watkins Lang (SMDC/ARSTRAT Command Historian)
June 5, 2015

In the history of missile defense, the period between Safeguard and Star Wars for many is a void -- with nothing of significance occurring between these milestones. In reality however, the situation was much different. Read More...

SMDC Safety: Make Time for Wellness
By U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center
June 5, 2015

Making time for wellness won't necessarily add more years to a person's life, but it could add more life to their years. People taking good care of themselves can help them avoid or at least delay chronic illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and others. Read More...

SMDC engineer retires
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
June 4, 2015

Denise Jones, an engineer with the Research and Advanced Concepts Division, USASMDC/ARSTRAT's Technical Center, retired at the command's Redstone Arsenal headquarters May 28. Read More...

SMDC NCO retires
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
June 4, 2015

Sgt. 1st Class Charles H. Peters, USASMDC/ARSTRAT Headquarters and Headquarters Company NCO in charge, retired at the command's Redstone Arsenal headquarters May 29. Read More...

SMDC Tech Center employee retires
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
June 3, 2015

Terry Bauer, High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator program manager, retired at the command's Redstone Arsenal headquarters May 29. Read More...

Senior program analyst retires
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
June 2, 2015

Doris Ingram, senior program analyst, Space and Strategic Systems Directorate, USASMDC/ARSTRAT's Technical Center, retired among family, friends and coworkers May 26 at the command's Redstone Arsenal headquarters. Read More...

Closing out 35 years of service
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
June 2, 2015

Yvonne Crutcher, staff action specialist, retired May 27 at the command's Redstone Arsenal headquarters. Read More...

Mission Support Division chief retires
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
June 2, 2015

Deborah Heidt, chief, Mission Support Division, USASMDC/ARSTRAT G-3, retired at the command's Redstone Arsenal headquarters May 28. Read More...

SMDC officer retires
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
May 21, 2015

Lt. Col. Kerry G. Clements, chief of the Missile Defense Division of the USASMDC/ARSTRAT's Training and Doctrine Command Capability Manager for Space and Global Missile Defense, retired during a ceremony at the command's Redstone Arsenal headquarters May 15. Read More...

Nanosatellites may soon communicate with Soldiers from space
By David Vergun (Army News Service)
May 18, 2015

Tiny Army satellites may someday provide Soldiers with voice, data and even visual communications in remote areas, which lack such communications. Already some of that technology has been successfully tested, Dr. Travis Taylor said. Read More...

SMDC History: 20th anniversary of the creation of 1st SATCON Battalion
By Sharon Watkins Lang (SMDC/ARSTRAT Command Historian)
May 18, 2015

As the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command conducts its Holistic Space Assessment, which is looking at force structure and modernization among other issues, it is interesting to reflect upon the origins of Army Space. Read More...

Government hosts CubeSat TIM at Redstone Arsenal
By Jason B. Cutshaw (USASMDC/ARSTRAT)
May 18, 2015

Members of Team Redstone welcomed government agencies from across the nation put on their thinking hats to share information about CubeSats. Read More...

Defense association presents awards, scholarships
By Amy Guckeen Tolson (Redstone Rocket)
May 15, 2015

Members of the National Defense Industrial Association-Tennessee Valley Chapter gathered at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center April 27 to celebrate the recipients of their 2015 awards and hear from keynote speaker Lt. Gen. David Mann, commanding general, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command. Read More...

Former SMDC employee receives prestigious award
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
May 15, 2015

Members of the National Defense Industrial Michael C. Redman, Information Assurance program manager for PEO MS, has been named the recipient of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, or (ISC)2, Government Information Security Leadership Award, or GISLA, in the category of Workforce Improvement. Read More...

SMDC celebrates Change of Responsibility
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
May 12, 2015

Members of the National Defense Industrial Members of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command witnessed Command Sgt. Maj. Jerome Wiggins assume the top-level noncommissioned officer responsibility from Command Sgt. Maj. James N. Ross to become the command's 11th command sergeant major. Read More...

SMDC hosts Military Spouse Appreciation Day
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
May 12, 2015

USASMDC/ARSTRAT hosted a 2015 Military Spouse Appreciation Day ceremony May 7 with units at Huntsville; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Fort Greely, Alaska; and other locations participating. The event was intended to recognize spouses at each location with a certificate of appreciation signed by the headquarters commander. Read More...

USNORTHCOM commander visits SMDC
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
May 12, 2015

Navy Adm. William E. Gortney, USNORTHCOM commander, made his first official visit to USASMDC/ARSTRAT for an overview and to meet key members of the command. 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 Ė 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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