Members of Charlie Battery, 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery
Dear Members and Friends,
Kaiserslautern, Germany is home to the United States Army’s 357th Air & Missile Defense Detachment (357 AMD) and the 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery (5-7 ADA). They provide missile and air defense for the United States European Command (EUCOM), covering Europe, Israel and Turkey.
Iran is the most pressing missile threat to Europe, Israel, Turkey and the U.S. forward operating bases located there. Israel is one of the most targeted countries in the world from ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and rockets. Established and continued proliferation of ballistic missiles from countries and entities in the Middle East and Africa are of concern to Europe, Israel and Turkey.
The number one priority for ballistic missile defense as stated and outlined clearly by President Barack Obama is the defense of the United States homeland. The American public demands, supports and expects ballistic missile defense for the protection of the U.S. homeland.