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  • 1-43 ADA and the Patriot missile system

    The 1st Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment maintains the Patriot missile systems deployed to protect assets on Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. “[At home station] we do our gunnery certifications and then we do pre-deployment exercises and that culminates with us deploying,”

  • Patriots: guardians of freedom

    When it comes to the air defense mission, many people immediately think of the Air Force and its impressive arsenal of aircraft. However, the United States Army also plays a vital role in defending the skies from the ground.A group of Soldiers currently deployed from Fort Bragg, N.C., provides 24/7