Missile Defense founder visits 94th AAMDC

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94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Soldiers and their Navy counterparts participate in a Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance ceremony to honor members of the missile defense community at the Pacific Club in Honolulu, May 17, 2013. Chairman of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance and former NFL player Riki Ellison (far right) took the time to recognize the Soldiers and Sailors during the ceremony. (Photo by Staff Sgt. John Johnson, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Public Affairs)

94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Soldiers and their Navy counterparts participate in a Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance ceremony to honor members of the missile defense community at the Pacific Club in Honolulu, May 17, 2013. Chairman of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance and former NFL player Riki Ellison (far right) took the time to recognize the Soldiers and Sailors during the ceremony. (Photo by Staff Sgt. John Johnson, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Public Affairs)

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Staff Sgt. John H. Johnson III

94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command

HONOLULU — The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, and other members from the Navy, participated in a Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance ceremony to honor its members at the Pacific Club, here, May 17.

The ceremony recognized the Army and Navy missile defenders that have supported the missile defense mission by the chairman of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance, Riki Ellison.

The following list of 94th AAMDC Soldiers includes those that received awards at the ceremony:

•Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Myrice,
•Sgt. Jonathan Jackson,
•Sgt. Russell Lane, and
•Spc. Joseph Paulino-Wood.

“Our Soldiers and leaders are protecting the force, critical assets and defending the U.S. homeland with great pride and honor,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Tedd Pritchard, senior enlisted leader, 94th AAMDC.

Pritchard goes on to add, “Brig. Gen. Daniel Karbler and I are proud of all that they do on a daily basis here in the Pacific. It is a true honor to recognize our Soldiers and Sailors as our partners, who’ve recently been deployed in the waters protecting our allies, our troops and the United States of America.”

Recently, the 94th AAMDC moved a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery into Guam, and some of the awardees assisted in the move to strengthen regional defense in the Pacific region.

Myrice explained his contributions about receiving his award.

“I received the award in recognition for my support during the movement of the THAAD into Guam,” Myrice said. “I was the battle NCO during the day and helped in keeping 94th in the loop with all the moving pieces. It was a great honor being a field artillery man to receive recognition from the missile defense community for the support of THAAD being moved into Guam.”

According to the MDAA’s mission statement, “MDAA’s mission is to make the world safer by advocating for the development and deployment of missile defense systems to defend the United States, its armed forces and its allies against missile threats.”

MDAA is the only organization in existence whose primary mission is to educate the American public about missile defense issues and to recruit, organize and mobilize proponents to advocate for the critical need of missile defense. MDAA is a nonpartisan, membership-based and membership-funded organization that does not advocate on behalf of any specific system, technology, architecture or entity.

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