Service members attend training in 2018 at the U.S. Army Space and Missile School, a component of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (U.S. Army photo by Dottie K. White)
CGB_3575: The 'trail' Ground-based Interceptor is launched from Vandenberg
Air Force Base, Calif., March 25, 2019, in the first-ever salvo engagement
test of a threat-representative ICBM target. The two GBIs successfully
intercepted a target launched from the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile
Defense Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll.
The Army test fires a Patriot missile in a recent test. The Patriot missile system is a ground-based, mobile missile defense interceptor deployed by the United States to detect, track and engage unmanned aerial vehicles, cruise missiles, and short-range and tactical ballistic missiles. Patriot, along with other missile defense systems, are included in the Army Air and Missile Defense 2028, which provides the Army’s overarching vision for the AMD force, describes how the AMD force is postured to support the Army and joint forces, and articulates what must be accomplished to achieve the 2028 desired end state of preventing and defeating adversary air and missile attacks through a combination of deterrence, active and passive defense, and support to attack operations. (U.S. Army photo)
Students conduct training on a satellite dish as part of a Joint Tactical Ground Station course at the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense School in Colorado Springs, Colo., Aug. 30, 2019. Last year, the schoolhouse taught nearly 16,000 students in Colorado Springs and at home-station training. (Photo Credit: Sean Kimmons)
U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command team members brief U.S. Military Academy-West Point cadets on High Energy Laser Mobile Test Truck during a live-fire demonstration, March 5, 2020.
U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers with the 228th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade and Joint Force Headquarters set up signal equipment at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina, April 17, 2020 to showcase the network capabilities available to support potential telemedicine, or virtual medical care, in support of COVID-19 response efforts in the state. The equipment can be used as a primary or secondary network capability for health care providers for the medical databases that enable the medical community to assess and treat patients remotely, if needed. The South Carolina National Guard remains ready to support the counties, local and state agencies, and first responders with requested resources for as long as needed in support of COVID-19 response efforts in the state. (Courtesy photo)
The International Space Station releases the Cygnus cargo vessel S.S. Katherine Johnson over southern Wyoming in the U.S. on June 30. As a secondary mission, the Cygnus cargo vessel deployed a U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command and Assured Position Navigation and Timing/Space Cross Functional Team Gunsmoke-J joint capability technology demonstration satellite. (NASA photo)
Clem Morris, Missile Defense Training Division chief at the Space and Missile Defense School, trains Sgt. 1st Class Kacee Love on the new Mission Specific Vendor Plug-in Command and Control, Battle Management and Communications Training System, Aug. 2, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (U.S. Army photo by Daniel Santistevan)
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, during an Air Force Global Strike Command operational test, Aug. 11. The vehicle impacted in a pre-established target zone roughly 4,200 miles away near the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command’s Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. During these tests, RTS personnel provide cradle-to-grave support for every mission, which includes requirements definition for the test, environmental impact assessment, range scheduling, range safety and logistical support. (U.S. Space Force photo by Michael Peterson)