ADA ONLINE | APRIL 2013
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69TH ADA BRIGADE INDUCTION CEREMONY HAILS NEW NCOs
FORT HOOD, Texas – The 69th Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Brigade welcomed dozens of new noncommissioned officers (NCOs) into its ranks during the Noncommissioned Officer Corps Induction Ceremony held on 4 April 2013 at Fort Hood’s Howze Theater. The ceremony greeted newly (within the last quarter) promoted NCOs of the Lightning Brigade with open...Read More »

ARMY RECOGNIZES RED HORSE, PRIME BEEF AIRMEN
SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS) -- Eighteen Airmen, assigned to the 557th Expeditionary Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron (RED HORSE) and 577th Expeditionary Prime Base Engineer Emergency Forces (Prime BEEF) Squadron, were awarded an Army Commendation or Achievement Medal for their support of the 1st Battalion, 43th Air...Read More »

ARMY SHOULD DEPLOY JLENS
Months before Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941; the U.S. Army mounted an electronic device on high ground near Wheeler Field. Able to detect aircraft at long range, the equipment was there for further evaluation. It was a “Radio Detection and Ranging system” - RADAR. But men testing the system had no way to warn our ships and aircraft about...Read More »

BLISS THAAD CREW HEADING TO GUAM FOR MISSILE DEFENSE
HAGATNA, Guam — Almost 100 U.S. Army personnel will deploy to this Pacific island territory in coming weeks as the Pentagon moves one of its missile defense systems designed to knock down hostile targets in the upper atmosphere.The move comes as North Korea in the past several weeks has threatened to fire nuclear missiles at the United States and claimed it had...Read More »

FORT BLISS THAAD UNIT MAY BE PART OF RESPONSE TO NORTH KOREA
FORT BLISS, TEXAS – In response to ongoing security threats from North Korea, the United States is deploying to Guam an anti-missile defense system that could be from Fort Bliss, the Department of Defense announced Wednesday.The Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system is stationed at Fort Bliss but officials would not say if the unit being deployed will be...Read More »