16 May '17, 11pm

Acting #SECARMY observes Patriot missile loading exercise with @The10thAAMDC in #Germany

MIESAU, Germany -- Acting secretary the Army Robert Speers visited Coleman Barracks and Miesau Army Depot as part of a tour of European operations, May 8, to learn more about the services and capabilities in Europe. With a focus on deterring aggression and the defense of Europe, the visit included the opportunity to watch Soldiers from 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command draw Patriot missiles from storage and load them onto the launchers as part of an exercise to measure how quickly they can deploy to multiple locations. "This is the first time we have faced a near-peer competitor for a long time," Speers said. "With a near-peer competitor, air defense becomes necessary because we're not going to have the control of the air space like we used to. The role the missile defense and air defense plays will be critical in defending and deterring here in Europe." After bein...

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