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2021 Air, Space, and Missile Defense Association Accomplishments

2021Accomplishments

  • Awarded twelve scholarships for 9-11 years old to attend Space Camp in July at the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Due to COVID restrictions last year, children for Alaska or Kwajalein were not eligible so winners from those locations were presented with Space Camp backpacks and other gear. We expect a full class of 16 for this year to include children from Alaska and Kwajalein. 
  • Awarded $16,000 in College Scholarships:
  • Awarded three $4,000 academic scholarships from the ASMDA “Loretta Spencer” College and University Scholarship program on 10 August 2021 as part of the Space and Missile Defense Symposium.
  • Awarded the General Dodgen Memorial Academic Scholarship valued at $4,000 on 10 August 2021 as part of the Space and Missile Defense Symposium.
  • Presented sixteen Space and Missile Defense Technical Achievement and Service Excellence Awards for both Government and contractor employees in recognition of exceptional achievement in the development, test, and deployment of air, space, and missile defense systems during the ASMDA Annual Membership Luncheon on 23 February 2017.
  • Named X individuals to the Space and Missile Defense Distinguished Civilians Wall of Honor located in the Davidson Center at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.
  • Co-sponsored (with NDIA and ADA) the 20th Space and Missile Defense Symposium, Huntsville, Alabama, 10-12 August 2021.
  • Provided over $2,500 during 2021 to support community veteran efforts to include Gold Star Shadow Boxes, Huntsville’s Veterans Day Parade band participation, and Wreaths for Veterans.
      Provided a set of Army Blues to SMDC’s NCO and Soldier participants in the Best Warrior Competition.
  • Updated organization website