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SMDC Soldiers compete to be best warrior
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
October 22, 2014

Two of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's best Soldiers recently competed to become the best of the best in the 2014 Department of the Army noncommissioned officer and Soldier of the Year. Read More...

SMDC History: Marshall signs Safeguard operations plan
By Sharon Watkins-Lang (SMDC Historian)
October 22, 2014

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

Recognition of Gold Star family better late than never
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
October 18, 2014

The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command and Survivor Outreach Services prove that there is no expiration on recognizing and honoring the families of fallen service members. Read More...

Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Bryon K. Manley
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
October 8, 2014

SMDC takes on additional duty for the Army
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
October 7, 2014

The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command and its leader now have a new duty for the Army. Read More...

SMDC History: MDA chartered a decade ago
By Sharon Watkins-Lang (SMDC Historian)
October 6, 2014

On Oct. 9, 2004, Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz approved Department of Defense Directive 5134.9, which was 19 pages that chartered the mission and function of the recently created Missile Defense Agency. Read More...

Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Sgt. Alex D. Carroll
By Master Sgt. Beau Broussard (RSSC-Pacific)
October 1, 2014

SMDC engineer retires
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
September 30, 2014

Paul Simpson, an engineer with SMDC's Technical Center, retired at the command's Redstone Arsenal headquarters Sept. 29. Read More...

SMDC admin retires
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
September 30, 2014

Sandra Blue, who joined the Women's Army Corp in 1969, retired from federal civilian service at SMDC's Redstone Arsenal headquarters Sept. 29. Read More...

SMDC employee retires
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
September 29, 2014

Olive P. Jordan, a secretary office automation with the Directorate of Capabilities Development, SMDC's Future Warfare Center, retired at the command's Redstone Arsenal headquarters Sept. 26. Read More...

Security specialist retires
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
September 29, 2014

Theresa Hornung, security specialist with SMDC's G-2 office, retired Sept. 25 at the command's Redstone Arsenal headquarters. Read More...

SMDC History: USNS Observation Island decommissioned
By Sharon Watkins Lang (SMDC/ARSTRAT Historian)
September 24, 2014

USNS Observation Island was quietly struck from the rolls of U.S. Navy vessels and inactivated on March 31, 2014, ending the 30-year joint Army/Air Force Cobra Judy program. Read More ...

SAFETY: Emergency Preparedness
U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center
September 24, 2014

Preparing for an emergency requires a bit of effort, but it is time well spent. What if an explosion, a landslide or a flash flood forced an evacuation of a neighborhood before people got home from work? Read More ...

Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Sara D. Jennings
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
September 24, 2014

Space Division chief retires
Photo by Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
September 19, 2014

U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's Space Division chief retires among family and coworkers. Read More ...

Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Staff Sgt. Joshua D. Balint
By Master Sgt. Beau Broussard (RSSC-Pacific)
September 17, 2014

SMDC officer retires
Photo by Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
September 15, 2014

A longtime U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command team member ends his journey of service. Read More ...

Warrant Officer retires
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
September 14, 2014

A U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command officer is ready to begin her next chapter. Read More ...

SMDC remembers 9/11
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
September 11, 2014

Members of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command paused Sept. 11 to remember those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks Sept. 11, 2001. Read More ...

SMDC History: MAR introduced 50 years ago
By Sharon Watkins Lang (SMDC/ARSTRAT Historian)
September 10, 2014

Multifunction Array Radar goes online at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., 50 years ago. Read More ...

Lethality on a beam of light: Scientists test high-energy lasers
By Charles LaMar (SMDC/ARSTRAT Technical Center)
September 10, 2014

High-energy laser research has been ongoing since the 1960s. But the Army is now getting to the point where demonstration systems are shooting down mortars and unmanned aerial vehicles with high-energy lasers. Read More ...

Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Mary D. Peoples
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
September 10, 2014

SMDC appreciates Tiger Team
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
September 5, 2014

U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command leadership recognized its "Tigers" for helping the command come up with solutions to workforce issues. Read More ...

SAFETY: check out this home safety checklist
U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center
September 5, 2014

It is quite natural to think of the home as the safest place to be. After all, that is where people escape the cares of the world and the pressures of work. Read More ...

Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Sgt. Craig A. Clayton
By Capt. James Kirby (JTAGS-Korea commander)
September 3, 2014

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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