Soldiers intercept, destroy ballistic missile in space

FORT GREELY, Alaska (Army News Service, Dec. 10, 2008) – Alaska Army National Guard troops from the 49th Missile Defense Battalion launched and directed a ground-based interceptor Friday that destroyed a target ballistic missile in space, miles above the Pacific Ocean. This was the 13th live test of the nation's ground-based midcourse defense, or GMD system, designed to protect the United States from a ballistic missile attack. It provided data for future system development was … [Read more...]

The return of a genuine Ghostrider

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Walter "Walt" R. Jones III is one of the few Vietnam Veterans on active duty service today. His career spans across four decades and includes 30 years of active duty Army service. He witnessed the transformation of Army Aviation from the first air assaults in Vietnam to those of the Global War on Terror and has significantly contributed to the reshaping of aviation tactics. In addition to his qualifications on four other helicopter designs, Jones has become a … [Read more...]

Interactive museum sends visitors back in time

If you've ever been curious what food was served at the Last Supper or wondered how baby Moses stayed afloat in a basket of reeds, you are invited to travel back in time and have some of your questions answered at the Explorations in Antiquity Center. This historical museum in LaGrange, Ga., features full-scale archaeological replicas, including a Roman aqueduct, a New Testament cross, a Herodian Period tomb, Israelite and Canaanite altars, a stone quarry, a Judean watchtower and much … [Read more...]