ADA ONLINE | SEPTEMBER 2013
IN THIS ISSUE

COLD STEEL, WARM HEART
Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea – On 12 September 2013, Capt. Blake Benedict, commander of Battery C, 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery (C/6-52 ADA) Regiment, signed a proclamation committing soldiers assigned to the unit to teach English to the local students Songil Elementary School.The school principal, Suh, Yong-Ha, signed on behalf of the elementary school and welcomed the friendship of the U.S. service members...Read More »

94TH AAMDC COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR SELECTED
FORT SHAFTER, HAWAII- The 94th Army Air Missile Defense Command (AAMDC) Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Daniel L. Karbler, announced today that Command Sgt. Maj. Finis Dodson has been selected as the next 94th AAMDC Command Sergeant Major. Dodson will assume the position from outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Tedd J. Pritchard. "I am pleased to announce that Command Sgt. Maj. Dodson will serve as my right hand, my senior enlisted advisor," said Karbler...Read More »

SOLDIER INDUCTED INTO LOCAL AUDIE MURPHY CLUB
Torii Station, Japan – On a clear and sunny day, the Okinawa Chapter of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club (SAMC) inducted a soldier into the organization on 26 September 2013 at Torii Station’s flag pole. Sgt. 1st Class Raymond Peredo, a first sergeant assigned to Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery (B/1-1 ADA) Regiment, received an Audie Murphy certificate officially welcoming him into the one of the Army’s premier organizations for noncommissioned officers (NCOs)...Read More »

31ST AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY BRIGADE DETACHMENT DEPLOYS
Fort Sill, Okla. – In September soldiers and officers of the 31st Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Brigade Headquarters deployed to execute a crucial mission within the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR). And as the last set of boots left the ground at Lawton-Fort Sill Airport en route to their final destination, anticipation to execute this mission was at an all-time high. “The 31st Brigade staff is ready to execute this mission. The focus on warfighting readiness displayed across the brigade is evident in each of the staff members. The train up that started well before I arrived at the brigade paid dividends when we executed our mission rehearsal exercise [MRE]...Read More »

AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE – September 2013
The Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) will be capable of launching and controlling Patriot Advanced Capability-2 and -3 (PAC-2 and PAC-3) missile interceptors and the Sentinel radar from an IBCS operations center following integration work by a government-industry team (US Army and Northrop Grumman). IBCS optimizes battle management command and control by implementing an open, network-centric, system-of-systems solution. The system uses an enterprise, plug-and-fight approach to ensure that current and future sensors and weapon systems can be incorporated...Read More »