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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

SMDC senior chaplain's assistant retires
By Jason Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
August 28, 2014

The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's senior chaplain's assistant said farewell as her military career serving those who serve came to an end. Read More ...

SMDC History: A Moment of Truth
By Sharon Watkins Lang (SMDC/ARSTRAT Historian)
August 28, 2014

As the summer of 1970 came to a close, the Safeguard Systems Command prepared for a milestone test. Read More ...

SAFETY: An individual responsibility
U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center
August 28, 2014

Who is responsible for safety on the job? Is it the government, the company, the boss or the other members of a crew? Actually, all of them have a responsibility for safety. But ultimately, the challenge is personal. Read More ...

SMDC announces Audie Murphy Club inductees
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
August 28, 2014

The Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command has welcomed its newest members into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club. Read More ...

Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Robert "Greg" Bradford
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
August 27, 2014

Two Fort Greely Soldiers win Best Warrior Competition
By Sgt. Edward Eagerton (Alaska National Guard Public Affairs)
August 25, 2014

Two Soldiers from the 49th Missile Defense Battalion in Fort Greely won the title of “Best Warrior” in the 2015 Best Warrior Competition here Aug. 24. Read More ...

Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Sgt. 1st Class Matthew S. Funk
By Master Sgt. Beau Broussard (RSSC-Pacific)
August 20, 2014

SMDC History: Kwajalein joins GPS system
By Sharon Watkins Lang (SMDC/ARSTRAT Historian)
August 15, 2014

The Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site and its Kwajalein Missile Range predecessor at Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands are well respected for their roles in missile and missile defense development. Read More ...

SMDC hosts Space COI
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
August 14, 2014

SMDC hosts Space Community of Interest Read More ...

SMD Symposium promotes defense of high ground
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
August 14, 2014

Huntsville, Ala., hosts 17th annual Space and Missile Defense Symposium at Von Braun Center Read More ...

SMDC employees focus on spiritual resiliency and relationships
By Dottie White (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
August 7, 2014

1st Space Brigade missile warning chief begins next Read More ...

SMDC chief warrant officer retires
By Dottie White (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
August 11, 2014

SMDC military and civilian employees recently participated in a spiritual resiliency Read More ...

Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Cpl. Ryan M. Adams
By Capt. Marlon Colon (E Co., 53rd Signal Battalion)
August 6, 2014

New commander of Reagan Test Site welcomed
By Sheila Gideon (Hourglass managing editor)
August 1, 2014

Lt. Col. Humberto Jones assumes command July Read More ...

SMDC History: A new direction for space research
By Sharon Watkins Lang (SMDC/ARSTRAT Historian)
July 28, 2014

How can ground-based radars be improved? Throughout the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command and its predecessors' history, this question has resulted in Read More ...

Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Mason Nixonn
By Carrie E. David (USASMDC/ARSTRAT)
July 30, 2014

Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Pfc. Darius R. Crump
By Capt. James R. Kirby (commander, JTAGS-Korea)
July 23, 2014

Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Leonard Jefferson
By Carrie E. David (USASMDC/ARSTRAT)
July 16, 2014

SMDC History: A new direction for space research
By Sharon Watkins Lang (SMDC/ARSTRAT Historian)
July 16, 2014

Until 1977, the fiscal year began in July rather than October. This week's history piece will mark a turning point in Army space history  Read More ...

SMDC Safety: See into the future with eye protection
By SMDC Safety Office
July 16, 2014

See into the future with eye protection Read More ...

1st Space Brigade welcomes new commander
By Dottie White (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
July 15, 2014

Col. Thomas L. James assumed command of the 1st Space Brigade from the outgoing commander, Col. James R. Meisinger, during a change of command ceremony conducted July 11 at Patriot Park here Read More ...

Army officer couple share mutual retirement
Dan O'Boyle, AMCOM Public Affairs
July 16, 2014

Couple retires from Army after 65 years of combined Read More ...

Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Sgt. James A. Messner
By Sgt. Tina Podskalan (B Co., 53rd Signal Battalion)
July 9, 2014

SMDC announces Best Warriors
By Dottie White (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
June 26, 2014

The winners of the 2014 USASMDC/ARSTRAT Best Warrior Competition are Staff Sgt. Brian D. Hester and Pvt. 1st Class Chase M. Teats Read More ...

Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Ryan B. Simms
By Carrie E. David (USASMDC/ARSTRAT)
June 25, 2014

SMDC CG guest speaker at law enforcement graduation
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
June 24, 2014

LTG David Mann speaks to new graduates of the Huntsville Police Academy Read More ...

Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Sgt. 1st Class Paul Q. Glenn
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
June 18, 2014

Army's new safety director spends last day at SMDC talking safety
By Scott Andreae (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
June 17, 2014

In a twist of dates, the new director of Army safety departed his old job on Safety Stand-Down Day Read More ...

NCO retires after 32 years of service
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
June 17, 2014

Future Warfare Center sergeant major begins next chapter Read More ...

G3 TREX demonstrates space kits to support U.S. Army Africa operations, exercises, training
By Capt. Alexander Urosevich (SMDC/ARSTRAT G-31 Training Readiness Exercise)
June 16, 2014

TREX demonstrates space capabilities Read More ...

CLEF brings community leaders to SMDC
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
June 11, 2014

SMDC hosts Community Leadership Engagement Forum Read More ...

Next command sergeant major arrives at Space brigade
By Scott Andreae (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
June 11, 2014

The 1st Space Brigade had a change of responsibility ceremony June 6.  Read More ...

Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Jeff A. Compton
By Carrie E. David (USASMDC/ARSTRAT)
June 11, 2014

August is antiterrorism awareness month
By Mike Primm (Command Antiterrorism Officer)
June 11, 2014

Raising awareness to combat terrorism Read More ...

SMDC, MDA join to educate force on Safety
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
June 6, 2014

SMDC, MDA educate workforce about safety at work and at home Read More ...

SMDC donates to Army Emergency Relief
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
June 6, 2014

SMDC employees give to Soldiers through Army Emergency Read More ...

Remembering the sacrifices of the nation's fallen
By Kari Hawkins, Redstone Rocket
June 6, 2014

Huntsville, Ala., pays respect to fallen Read More ...

SMDC facilities manager retires
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
June 6, 2014

Saying goodbye to 22-year career Read More ...

Brigade conducts annual evaluation with Alaska battalion
By Capt. Ronald Bailey (100th MDB Public Affairs)
June 3, 2014

A small team of Soldiers from the 100th Missile Defense Brigade (Ground-based Midcourse Read More ...

SMDC G-6 admin retires
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
June 3, 2014

Closing a chapter of civil service Read More ...

SMDC Technical Center to host industry day
By Staff report
May 29, 2014

Small Low Cost Space Launch Vehicle Industry Day Alert Read More ...

Dancers, drummers, audience celebrate Asian American-Pacific Islander heritage
By Scott Andreae (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
May 29, 2014

Dancers and drummers performed the traditions of Hawaii and Tahiti to celebrate Asian American-Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Read More ...

Legal NCO retires
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
May 27, 2014

Beginning new chapter after 21 years of service Read More ...

SMDC inspector general retires
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
May 27, 2014

Officer retires with almost 30 years of service Read More ...

SMDC CG speaks at Millersville University's commencement
By Staff report
May 20, 2014

LTG Mann receives honorary doctorate Read More ...

Former SMDC commander dies
By John Cummings (SMDC/ARSTRAT)

May 20, 2014
Lt. Gen. Robert D. Hammond died at his home in California Read More ...

This week at 49th Missile Defense Battalion
By CPT Ryan Richard (49th Missile Defense Battalion)
May 20, 2014

The battalion participates in an exercise Read More ...

Signal soldier honored at Armed Forces Week luncheon
By Scott Andreae (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
May 20, 2014

Nominees for the 2014 Colorado Springs Outstanding Enlisted Award included a Soldier from the 53rd Signal Battalion, 1st Space Brigade Read More ...

SMDC joins together virtually for AFAP
By Jason B. Cutshaw (USASMDC/ARSTRAT)
May 9, 2014

AFAP brings SMDC together from across the globe Read More ...

Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Spc. Travis L. Campbell
By Chaplain (Col.) William J. Sheets (53rd Signal Battalion)
May 7, 2014

Three 'Black Dragons' serve as veterans' escorts
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
May 6, 2014

Soldiers escort Ohio veterans to war memorials Read More ...

Nimble Titan examines future multinational cooperation opportunities for missile defense
By Dottie White (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
May 1, 2014

Twenty-two participating nations and organizations joined forces to examine political 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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