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...the first time a rocket used in testing for the missile defense program had to be destroyed after launch, said Col. Rick Lehner, spokesman for the missile defense program in Washington, D.C. The rocket was launched from the complex, operated...

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Adak OK'd for missile defense system radar

...X-Band radar system. It was chosen because of its quality infrastructure and far western and northern location, said Rick Lehner, spokesman for the Missile Defense Agency in Arlington, Va. The other sites were Everett, Wash.; Valdez, Alaska...

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Military plans missile launch from Kodiak

...will involve interceptors at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base, according to Missile Defense Agency spokesman Rick Lehner. The first test from Kodiak this year is scheduled to take place sometime between Feb. 20-23, and will not involve...

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Missile interceptor field being built at Fort Greely

...about 100 miles south of Fairbanks, and expects to add another missile by the end of the month, according to spokesman Rick Lehner in Washington, D.C. Plans call for 21 interceptors in silos by the end of the year. The additional interceptors...

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Fort Greely receives first booster rocket for Army's ground-based, defense system

...interceptors in working order at Fort Greely by the end of the year, with plans for 20 more over the next few years. Rick Lehner, spokesman for the Missile Defense Agency in Washington, said the first six interceptors should arrive at the base...

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My Turn: Shielding 'Missile Defense'

...Missile Defense Agency Mobile Sensors Environmental Assessment." A free copy may be requested by contacting Richard "Rick" Lehner at the Missile Defense Agency via e-mail at Richard.Lehner@mda.mil or by phone at (703) 697-8997. The...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080307/opi_20070803016.shtml
Opinion
State gets military projects

...the $85 million will be used to start building a high-resolution ``X-band'' radar on Shemya, said Lt. Col. Rick Lehner, spokesman for the Ballistic Missile Defense Office in Arlington, Va. The bill would also provide $44 million for...

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Report questions Fort Greely role in national defense

...apart" the ground-based midcourse defense program and giving its parts to different military branches. MDA spokesman Rick Lehner said the agency had no comment on the Senate report. Stevens chairs the defense subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations...

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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...the $85 million will be used to start building a high-resolution ``X-band'' radar on Shemya, said Lt. Col. Rick Lehner, spokesman for the Ballistic Missile Defense Office in Arlington, Va. The bill would also provide $44 million for...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070200/Loc_state.shtml
Senator: Put missile shield in Dakota, not Alaska, and pay those not protected

...that we aren't willing to sell our right to be defended,'' said Sen. Frank Murkowski, R-Alaska. Lt. Col. Rick Lehner of the Pentagon's Ballistic Missile Defense Organization did not comment on Conrad's idea but said any missile defense...

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