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Ground-based Midcourse Defense

Soldiers from the 100th Missile Defense Brigade operate consoles for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system at the Missile Defense Element, Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Springs. The Brigade soldiers took part in a successful test of the GMD system Sept. 1, 2006, during which a GMD interceptor launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California intercepted a long-range target launched from Kodiak, Alaska.

Flight Test Ground-based Interceptor (FTG)-02