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10th Army Air & Missile Defense Command
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Mission and Vision
01 - Open Door Policy
02 - Equal Opportunity Policy
03 - SHARP Policy
04 - Inspector General Assistance
05 - Treatment of Persons
06 - Foreign Military Exchange
07 - Processing EO Complaints
Units of 10th AAMDC
5-4 Air Defense Artillery Battalion
5-7 Air Defense Artillery Battalion
11th Missile Defense Battery
13th Missile Defense Battery
Newcomers & Sponsorship
Newcomers - USAG Rheinland-Pfalz (Kaiserslaturn)
Newcomers - USAG Rheinland-Pfalz (Baumholder)
Newcomers - USAG Ansbach
NEWCOMERS AND SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION
10th AAMDC Integrates with NATO Allies at NAMFI
The NAMFI evaluation team national representatives for both the U.S. and Germany, U.S. Army Maj. Richard Smothers, an air defense artillery fire control officer assigned to the 678th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, and German Air Force Lt. Col. Martin Herter, assigned to Air Force Command, discussed the validation process while adhering to COVID-19 prevention guidelines Nov. 17, 2020 here at the NATO Missile Firing Installation(NAMFI). NAMFI is a German led, Greece hosted installation and supported by The Netherlands. NAMFI has taken the COVID-19 risk into account and put forward strict guidance to combat the spread of the virus during the NAMFI 20 live fire. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Vincent Wilson)
NAMFI Live Fire 2020
NATO Missile Firing Installation (NAMFI) 2020 is a German led, Greek hosted multinational air defense live fire exercise taking place from November 12-27, 2020 in Greece. The exercise includes more than 500 personnel from Germany, Greece, the Netherlands and the United States (USA).. During the exercise, U.S., allied, and partner air defense forces conduct a live fire exercise, establish a multinational surface-based air defense operations cell, utilize a combined surface-based air defense recognized air picture, and display all aerial threat locations. The exercise will enhance the combined U.S. and European ability to control defensive fires in Eastern Europe while refining tactics, techniques and procedures. The purpose of this exercise is to improve interoperability with allied and partner forces, and increase readiness through the integration of land component air and missile defense (AMD) capabilities.
Astral Knight 20
Astral Knight 2020 is a joint, multinational exercise involving Airmen and Soldiers from the United States working with service members from Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and Sweden. This exercise aims to develop and exercise an enduring regional integrated air and missile defense architecture, command and control integration, coordination and interoperability or air and land capabilities with overlapping operations into the integrated air and missile defense enterprise. Lower thirds: Capt. Bartozs Rozek 3-7th Air Defense Squadron Spc. Brian Orihuela 10th AAMDC Lt. Col. Justin Long 10th AAMDC
Tobruq Legacy 20
Tobruq Legacy 20 is a multinational air defense exercise taking place from Sept. 12-27, 2020 in Lithuania, Germany and Poland. The purpose of this exercise is to enhance interoperability with NATO forces and increase readiness through the integration of land component air missile defense capabilities. Nations participating in Tobruq Legacy include Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and the United States. Lithuania will both host and direct the exercise, which includes more than 750 personnel from 10 countries. (U. S. Army video by Rey Ramon)
NATO Air Defense Forces Integrate in the Baltics
Soldiers from ten nations prepare static displays for closing ceremony of Tobruq Legacy 2020 at Siauliai Air Base, Lithuania. Tobruq Legacy is a biennial air defense exercise that looks to advance the capabilities of the US and its NATO Allies and partners in Eastern Europe, to train more cohesively and to enhance a unified command. Approximately 750 military personnel from 10 ally nations including Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and the United States participated in this exercise.
Joint Multinational Exercise Validates Aerial and Ground Force Integration in Eastern Europe
Service members from the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and U.S Air Forces Africa, along with five other NATO countries conducted Astral Knight 20, a joint multinational air defense exercise, on Sept. 12-25 near Szymany, Poland. Astral Knight 20 is designed to enhance interoperability among NATO allies and partners to increase readiness through the integration of land component air and missile defense capabilities.
Astral Knight 20 - Partnership
Astral Knight 2020 is an integrated air and missile defense exercise focused on conducting defense of key terrain to enhance professional relationships and improves overall coordination with allies and partner militaries. Lower Thirds: Brig. Gen. Greg Brady 10th AAMDC Commander Brig. Gen. Kazimierz Dynski 3rd Air Defense Brigade Commander
Swedish delegation visits U.S. Soldiers in Baumholder
Swedish Soldiers, assigned to the Swedish Air Defense Regiment, visited with the U.S. Soldiers assigned to the 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, in Baumholder to collaborate and mutually understand the operational depth of the defense of European allies and partners on Aug. 18-20, 2020.
U.S. and Poland continue to grow air defense powerhouse
Brig. Gen. Gregory Brady, the commander of the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, visited Poland on Aug. 11-12 at the request of Polish Col. Kazimierz Dynski, commander of the 3rd Surface to Air Defense Brigade, in order to facilitate the planning and execution of future exercises in the European theater.
10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Change of Responsibility
The 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command welcomes Command Sgt. Maj. Giancarlo Macri as the first nominative command sergeant major during a change of responsibility with Command Sgt. Maj. Gary Plotnick on Aug. 6, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command conducts a change of responsibility ceremony
The 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command hosted a change of responsibility ceremony on August 6, 2020 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Brig. Gen. Gregory Brady presided over the ceremony, as the outgoing command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Gary Plotnick handed the guidon, and his role as the senior enlisted advisor, over to Command Sgt. Maj. Giancarlo Macri.
Air Defense dominates the USAREUR Best Warrior Soldier Category’ two years running!
The U.S. Army Europe Best Warrior Competition is an event that recognizes Soldiers who demonstrate commitment to the Army Values, themselves and the units they represent. For two consecutive years, Soldiers in the 5th Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment (5-4 ADAR) have won the United States Army Europe Best Warrior Competition in the Soldier category.
Non-commissioned Officers Stay Close, While Physically Distant
Innovative leaders in the Army will always find ways to reach their soldiers, even in the face of a pandemic. Sgt. 1st Class Brandon Johnson, the noncommissioned officer in charge (NCOIC) of the Sensor Management Cell, assigned to the 11th Missile Defense Battery (MDB), 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, makes videos to continue to train soldiers during COVID-19 pandemic at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
Spartan Shield, the art of air and missile defense integration
One hears the rationale behind the creation of Army Air Defense Artillery Fire Control Officers (ADAFCO) was to place the human factor back into how Army ADAFCO personnel bridge the gap in integrated air and missile defense. That human factor can be best described as the lifeblood of the Army’s Air Defense Artillery (ADA). ADAFCO teams must exist in order to integrate Army Air Missile Defense (AMD) engagement operations into the Joint Integrated Air Defense System (JIADS). The 678th ADA Brigade (BDE) has created the foundation to not only meet the standards of a National Guard ADA BDE, but to exceed those expectations. The brigade participated in the Spartan Shield 20-7 exercise where their ADAFCO’s attended the Army’s ADFACO Table VIII certification course from July 20 – 23 2020 at the Warrior Preparation Center on Einsiedlerhof Air Station, Germany.
New commander arrives to ‘We Attack’ battalion
Lt. Col. Abraham N. Osborn assumed command of the 5th Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment from Lt. Col. Todd M. Daniels July 9 on Shipton Kaserne, Germany, with Col. Michael L. Gibson, 678th ADA Brigade commander, officiating the COVID-19 appropriate ceremony.
10th AAMDC wishes the Warrant Officer Corps a happy 102nd Anniversary
CW5 Anson L. Seebeck, Command Chief Warrant Officer; CW4 John Mickens, Senior Ground Maintenance Warrant Officer; and CW2 Jason Notestine wish the Warrant Officer Corps a happy 102nd year anniversary since its inception in 1918 at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Kaiserslautern, Germany on July 9 2020.
Ready to Ride in Kaiserslautern
With the temperatures rising, and the scenic views Germany has to offer, motorcycle riders are eager and happy to mount their iron steeds and cruise. The 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command held a motorcycle rider’s safety course, on July 1, 2020 near Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Kaiserslautern to kick off the motorcycle riding season.
Tobruq Arrows 2020
JURMALCIEMS, Latvia -- U.S. Soldiers assigned to 5th Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, participated in a joint multinational training exercise with NATO allies, Latvia and Lithuania from June 7–10, 2020 in Jurmalciems, Latvia.
Tobruq Arrows 2020 Video
The U.S. Army, Latvian, and Lithuanian military participated in exercise Tobruq Arrows 2020 in Jurmalciems, Latvia, on June 10, 2020. This is one of the first NATO training exercise to take place since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Army video by Pfc. Froylan Grimaldo)
10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command remains ready to fight despite COVID-19
Although the world took a pause due to COVID-19, the air defense mission in Europe never stopped. The 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command remained ready to act at a moment notice. The leadership and soldiers had to find unique ways to stay integrated with our foreign allies and partners and maintain unit readiness, while taking appropriate measures to protect the force.
European Best Defender Competition concludes
Nine soldiers from across the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command’s formation competed in the grueling European Best Defender Competition (EBDC) testing their professionalism, tactical proficiency, mental and physical toughness at Rhine Ordnance Barracks June 1-5.
European Best Defender Competition Video
The 10th AAMDC conducts the European Best Defender Competition annually to identify and recognize soldiers that possess exemplary qualities, warrior ethos and tactical proficiency throughout the command. The events are designed to challenge and reward competition all participants. Competitors are evaluated on their demonstrated professionalism, tactical proficiency, mental and physical toughness. The winners will represent the10th AAMDC at the U.S. Army Europe's Best Warrior Competition and compete against U.S. Army units from across Europe the end of July. The winners are: For officer, 2nd Lt. Garrett Julian, a launcher platoon leader assigned to Charlie Battery, 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment at Baumholder, Germany. For noncommissioned officer, Staff Sgt. Ian Ledesma, a patriot launching station enhanced operator-maintainer assigned to Alpha Battery, 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment at Baumholder, Germany. For Soldier, Spc. Justin Rivard, an air and missile defender crewmember assigned to Bravo Battery, 5th Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment at Ansbach, Germany.
HHB, 10th AAMDC SFRG answers call to service
The Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 10th Army Air and Missile Defense, Soldier and Family Readiness Group (SFRG) out of Kaiserslautern Military Community, Germany is not just a support network between the unit and families, but has doubled down efforts to ensure family members are informed and cognizant of the ever changing COVID-19 laws and restrictions that began here since the epidemic started January, 2020.
US Army’s Newest Avenger Master Gunner Makes History
KATTERBACH, Germany-- On April 16, 2020 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, the Air Defense Artillery Avenger Master Gunner Course graduated its latest class of nine students, one of which made history. Staff Sgt. Tiana Trent, a native of Canton Ohio, is celebrated as the first African-American female to attend and complete the course since its origin.
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News from across Europe and Africa
US Ambassador to Germany visits U.S. Army Europe and Africa
Aug. 8, 2022 - U.S. Ambassador to Germany, Dr. Amy Gutmann, visited the U.S. Army Europe and Africa headquarters at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Aug. 8, 2022...
Media Advisory - U.S. Army Europe and Africa to hold European Best Sniper Team competition
July 26, 2022 - U.S. Army Europe and Africa will hold the European Best Sniper Team competition Aug. 5-11 at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany...
Media Advisory - Media invited to Dynamic Front
July 12, 2022 - U.S. Army Europe and Africa will host a media day July 20, 2022, at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany...
Press Release - Exercise Dynamic Front begins in Germany
July 6, 2022 - U.S. Army Europe and Africa will conduct Dynamic Front 22 with approximately 2,400 participants from 19 nations, July 6-24...
Press Release - New leader assumes command of U.S. Army Europe and Africa
June 29, 2022 - The U.S. Army Europe and Africa community welcomed its new commander, Gen. Darryl Williams, during a change of command ceremony today on U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, Germany...