MAJOR GENERAL (RETIRED) OLIVER D. STREET III REMEMBERED
25 AUGUST 1925 – 26 NOVEMBER 2012
Major General (Retired) Oliver D. Street III, 87, died peacefully at home on Monday, 26 November 2012. General Street was a decorated Vietnam veteran and a truly notable air defense leader in the 1960 through 1980 era that defined the young Air Defense Artillery branch. Many today, are unaware that it was Street, who brought the Patriot Program to production in 1980. To read more ...
ONCE A SOLDIER, A SOLDIER FOR LIFE
US ARMY'S VETERANS DAY VIDEO MESSAGE
(Provided by the Office, Chief of Public Affairs)
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE !
MISSILE DEFENSE TARGETS FIVE SIMULTANEOUSLY
KITV-TV/25 OCTOBER 2012
Honolulu, Hawaii – The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) said the agency along with U.S. Army Soldiers, Navy Sailors and Airmen successfully conducted the largest, most complex missile defense flight test ever attempted resulting in the simultaneous engagement of five ballistic missile. Above the Director of MDA congratulates 1st Lt. Alexander Hayes for being the first commissioned officer to fire a THAAD missile. To read more ...
32D ARMY AIR AND MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND PRESS RELEASE
CG 12-004 /25 October 2012
Honolulu, Hawaii – Soldiers from A Battery, 4th Air Defense Artillery (THAAD), 11th ADA Brigade took part in a joint training exercise synchronizing their Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system with multiple other missile defense systems during a live-fire demonstration conducted on 24 October 2012, at the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site, Hickam Air Force Base (Hawaii), and surrounding areas in the western Pacific. To read more about this historic exercise, click on the hyperlinked photo above.
CHARLIE BATTERY “COLD STEEL” LEADING THE WAY
Article and photos by 1st Lt. Damond J. Henderson
CENTCON - During a deployment, it is tempting to fall into a set routine and let the days pass by with minimal effort; not the Soldiers of Charlie Battery, 5th Battalion, 52d Air Defense Artillery (C/5-52 ADA). To find out what they do with their time …
AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY
ARMY HUMAN RESOURCES COMMAND NEWSLETTER
(Issue 8/Fall-October 2012)
To read the latest news in the personnel arena, click on the photo below.
6-52 ADA REDEFINES AIR AND MISSILE DEFENSE TRAINING
Article and photos by Spc Issac Castleberry, 6-52 ADA Public Affairs Office
Soldiers assigned to the 6th Battalion, 52d Air Defense Artillery (6-52 ADA) Regiment has, what seem like the year's best new video game, but actually represents training that could be the difference between life and death. Read more on the new Reconfigurable Table Top Trainer (RT-3) ...
ADA MASTER SERGEANT WINS AIR FORCE GOLF TOURNAMENT
By Capt Edward A. Ellingson, 35th ADA Brigade Public Affairs Officer
OSAN AIR BASE, ROK – Click on the hyperlinked photo of Master Sgt. Jonathan M. Schein, a member of the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, and read about his personal Army versus Air Force battle and victory on the Osan Air Base Golf Course.
III CORPS COMMANDER & 32d AAMDC CG VISIT PATRIOT SITE
By Sgt. Maria L. Kappell, 69th ADA Brigade Public Affairs Office
FORT HOOD, Texas — Troops from the 69th Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Brigade welcomed both the III Corps and Fort Hood Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell, Jr. and the Commanding General of the 32d Army Air and Missile Defense Command (AAMDC), Brig. Gen James H. Dickinson during separate visits, as they visited their Patriot sites on 11 September 2012. To read more on his visit and view additional photos ...
SOLDIERS SHED TEARS FOR TRAINING
Courtesy of the 8th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office, Kunsan Air Base
Kunsan Air Base, ROK – Members of Alpha Battery, 2d Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery (A/2-1 ADA) Regiment learned a most important lesson while conducting training through a gas chamber — ensure the proper fit and seal of your gas mask — it could mean the difference between survival and annihilation! To see more photos and read about their practical exercise ...
AIR DEFENDERS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Article by Sgt. Ange Desinor with photos by Sgt. Maria L. Kappell,
69th ADA Brigade Public Affairs Team
AUSTIN, Texas – In the early morning hours of 20 September 2012, volunteer Soldiers and spouses from the 69th Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Brigade traveled to the Ronald McDonald House in Austin to get a head start on “Make a Difference Day.” To read more ...
LOCAL OHIO NEWS SERVICES COVER THE RETURN OF 2-174 ADA FROM THEIR MISSION IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION
(Click on each separate photo below to read each article and view more photos.)
SOLDIERS HUMBLED BY HOMECOMING TF TECUMSEH WECOMED HOME
Courtesy of Zanesville Times Recorder Courtesy of Morgan County (Ohio) Herald
ADA SOLDIERS PERFECT RAIL LOADING TECHNIQUES
Article and photos by Sgt. Nathan Akridge, 31st ADA Brigade Public Affairs Office
FORT SILL, Okla. – Soldiers from the "I Strike" 4th Battalion, 3rd Air Defense Artillery (4-3 ADA) took the first step in ensuring their equipment's arrival overseas by conducting rail load operations. Although the battalion spent three days loading more than 150 vehicles onto rail cars, the planning began six months earlier. To read more ...
FIRST WAVE OF 4-5 ADA AIR DEFENDERS
RETURN FROM SWA DEPLOYMENT
Article and photos by Sgt. Maria L. Kappell, 69th ADA Brigade Public Affairs Team
To read about the return of Soldiers from the 4th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery (4-5 ADA) Regiment, 69th ADA Brigade, and see touching reunion photos ...
Article and photos by Capt. Ebony J. Malloy, 108th ADA Brigade Public Affairs Officer
FORT BRAGG, N.C. – Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery (3-4 ADA) Regiment of the 108th Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Brigade conducted their annual “Skystriker Week” Competition at Fort Bragg from the 24th through the 26th of September 2012. Skystriker Week is a three-day competition filled with numerous skill-required, physically-taxing and fun events intended to boost esprit de corps and foster unit camaraderie among the Soldiers throughout the Skystriker Battalion. To read how the event went and see how it was captured in photos, click on the trophy photo above.
HISTORY LESSON: STUDENTS LEARN FROM WWII WEAPON
(The Cannoneer/13 September 2012)
FORT SILL, Okla. – Some of the Army's youngest air warriors received a history lesson on 10 September 2012 at Fort Sill about an air defense weapons system used by their grandfathers.
To learn more, click on the photo above.
AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY REGIMENTAL
COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR RETIRES
Article by Sgt. 1st Class Melinda I. L. Alvey, OCADA, USAADASCH
Command Sgt. Maj. James T. Carr Sr. retired with 31 years of active service in the U.S. Army on 24 August 2012 at Fort Sill, Okla. Carr served the last three years of his career as the Air Defense Artillery Regimental Command Sgt. Maj. with the Air Defense Artillery School. To read more about his military career and plans for the future ...
FORT SILL SOLDIERS TAKE PART IN ADA REGIMENTAL RUN
Article and photos by Sgt. Nathan Akridge, 31st ADA Brigade Public Affairs Office
FORT SILL, Okla. – There are many ways to bid farewell and say thank you to a departing leader, but the Air Defense Artillery (ADA) family at Fort Sill, Okla., decided to go the traditional route. A regimental run to honor Command Sgt. Maj. James T. Carr Sr., the ADA regimental command sergeant major and senior enlisted adviser for the ADA School, and acknowledge all he has done for the ADA community was held here. To read more, click on the photo above.
SKYSTRIKER WEEK: AIR DEFENSE UNIT CELEBRATES HERITAGE
Henry Cunningham, Fayetteville Observer
FORT BRAGG, N.C. – It was one of the rare times in the Army where a decision was made by a majority vote. The question – do you want your company commanders and first sergeants to run a relay race of 100 yards or 300 yards? To read about the outcome and learn about some of the 3d Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artilley's (3-4 ADA's) past, ...
BATTALION DONATES COMPUTER TO SUWON ORPHANAGE
Article and photos by Spc Issac Castleberry, 6-52 ADA, 35th ADA Brigade Public Affairs Office
SUWON, ROK — American Soldiers of Fox Company, 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery (6-52 ADA) donated a new computer to the House of Dreams Orphanage in Suwon. After a long day of learning and various actives, children from the House of Dreams Orphanage came home to a surprise in the form of a new computer. To read more about 6-52 ADA's contribution and visit ...
11TH ADA "FIGHTING DEUCE" SOLDIERS RETURN FROM OEF DEPLOYMENT
Article and photos by Sgt Terence Ewings, 24th Press Camp Headquarters
FORT BLISS, Texas - After a yearlong deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in Afghanistan, troopers from E Battery, 5th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery (E/5-52 ADA) Regiment, 11th Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Brigade returned home to Fort Bliss. To read about their homecoming reunion and view touching photos, click on the hyperlinked photo above.
SOLDIER OUTREACH SERVES DIFFERENT ARMY
(The Cannoneer/6 September 2012)
Lawton, Okla., -- A group of nine Fort Sill Advanced Individual Training (AIT) students assigned to B Battery, 2d Battalion, 6th Air Defense Artillery (B/2-6 ADA) Regiment volunteered as food servers at the Salvation Army Community Services Center in downtown Lawton on 27 August 2012. The Soldiers volunteered as part of the battery’s monthly community service project which feeds homeless, indigent and low-income people at the center.
To read more about their selfless service ...
108th ADA BRIGADE DISTRIBUTES SCHOOL SUPPLIES TO
SOLDIERS AND FAMILY MEMBERS
Article and photos by Capt. Ebony J. Malloy, 108th ADA Brigade Public Affair Officer
FORT BRAGG, NC – Soldiers, Family members and Family Readiness Group (FRG) personnel gathered to conduct the 108th Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Brigade annual school supply distribution on 14 August 2012. The annual school supply drive is coordinated through Operation Home Front and Dollar Tree stores. This is the third year that the brigade has participated in Operation Home Front. To read more and view more photos ...
NFL TOUR VISITS WITH AIR DEFENDERS
From the "Renegade" Soldiers of the 4th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery (4-5 ADA) Regiment, 69th ADA Brigade at Fort Hood, Texas, would like to thank the members of the “NFL Tour” (Ashely Lewis, Tessa Cannon, Eddie Kennison, Anthony Parish and John Karney) for taking the time to visit them. To see larger view of above photos click on title above.
FORT HOOD PLATOON SERGEANT LEADS IN SOFTBALL
Article by Sgt. Ange Desinor, photos by Spc. Molimau Ti’a, 69th ADA Public Affairs Office
FORT HOOD, Texas – He wipes the sweat off his forehead and pushes his glasses toward his face before he sets himself in the batter’s box. When he gets ready to hit the ball, he positions himself, taps his bat on the edge of the plate, relaxes his nerves, and clears his mind with an exhale. He then raises his bat and concentrates on the object coming toward him ... To find out what happens next to this fine athlete, Staff Sgt. Joseph Alverez, a member of the 69th ADA Brigade ...
"IMPERIAL" BRIGADE CHANGES COMMAND
(Fort Bliss Monitor/31 August 2012)
Article by Capt. Jason Koontz, 11th ADA Brigade Public Affairs Officer
SOUTHWEST ASIA – The 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade held a change of command in an undisclosed location on 27 August 2012, in which Col. Reginald R. Davis relinquished command to Col. Clement S. Coward Jr. Davis has been in command of the brigade for the past two years and has developed a special bond with the unit. Prior to the ceremony, Brig. Gen. James H. Dickinson, commander of 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command, presented the Legion of Merit to Davis in recognition of his hard work, dedication and sacrifice. To read more ...
THAAD WELCOMES NEW COMMANDER
(Fort Bliss, Monitor/17 August 2012)
Article by Sgt. Todd Robinson, 11th ADA Brigade Public Affairs Office
FORT BLISS, Texas – Capt. Benjamin Mayhew assumed command of A Battery, 2nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment (Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense), 11th ADA Brigade, during a change of command on Patriot Field here on 16 August 2012. Mayhew assumed command from Capt. Stephen Rachamim during the ceremonial passing of the battery guidon. To read more, click on the hyper-linked photo above.
108th ADA BRIGADE SAFETY DAY
Article by Capt. Ebony J. Malloy, 108th ADA Brigade Public Affairs Office
FORT BRAGG, NC – The 108th Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Brigade held its quarterly Safety Day on 30 August 2012. The Soldiers went through a day of training which consisted of multiple stations; providing critical information that could deeply impact the lives of Soldiers and Families on and off post. To read more, click on the photo above.
SIMULATOR HELPS ADA STUDENTS TRAIN FOR FIGHT
(www.army.mil/5 July 2012) — Article by Ben Sherman, Fort Sill
Air defenders at Fort Sill, Okla., now have a new Patriot missile system simulator. Students began using the Cognitive Air Defense Training Systems (CAD-TS) last month at the Jared C. Monti Hall Mission Simulation Center. To read more ...
FOUNDER OF MISSILE DEFENSE ADVOCACY ALLIANCE VISITS
1-1 ADA SOLDIERS
Article and photos by 1st Lt. Aaron Devig, 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery
Kadena Air Base, Okinawa - On 8 June 2012, Mr. Riki Ellison visited the Soldiers, NCOs and Officers of the 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery (1-1 ADA) located on Kadena Air Base. Mr. Ellison is the chairman and founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance, a non-profit organization that seeks to educate the general public and foster support for the continued testing, development and deployment of missile defense systems to protect our country and allies.