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									              Air Defense Artillery School
                   moves to Fort Sill
 “The casing of the school’s and
6th ADA Brigade’s colors is just
the beginning of the future for the
ADA branch.”


T
     he organizational colors of the U.S. Army
     Air Defense Artillery School and Center,
     the 6th ADA Brigade and its three battalions
were cased for their relocation to Fort Sill, Okla.
Due to the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure
Act, the ADA school will be consolidated with
the Field Artillery School and Center to create
the Fires Center of Excellence at Fort Sill.
    “Thank you to those who came before
us in the past, the commandants, sergeants
major and Soldiers [who] brought the [ADA]
branch to where it is today,” said Major
General Howard B. Bromberg, commander
and commandant of the ADA school and Fort




                                                                                                                                                               Transformation: the Fires Center of Excellence
Bliss, Texas. “I’m absolutely confident that
we will set new standards at our new location
and absolutely confident that we will remain MG Howard B. Bromberg, Fort Bliss commander and, at the time, commandant of the U.S. Army
First to Fire, now and forever.”                    Air Defense Artillery School and Center, and CSM Robert Rodgers roll-up the school colors
    During World War II, Fort Bliss’ main role during a color-casing ceremony, May 6, held at Memorial Circle to signify the school’s departure
as a cavalry installation changed to become an from Fort Bliss, Texas, to Fort Sill, Okla. (Photograph by Wilson A. Rivera, Monitor Staff)
air defense post. In 1940, the War Department
introduced its anti-aircraft artillery, and between
1948 and 1966, construction began to support anti-aircraft artillery       Gunner Course; Captain’s Career Course and training future leaders
and guided missile programs. In 1954, the U.S. Army Anti-Aircraft          through the ADA NCO Academy.
Artillery and Guided Missile School at Fort Bliss was born.                    The 6th ADA Brigade supports and oversees the school
In 1968, the ADA School was founded.                                       with advance individual training of Soldiers in specific military
    The ADA school trains Soldiers, Marines, sailors, civilians, and       occupational specialties and common military task training.
allied forces in ADA concepts and weaponry. Curricula ranges from              The casing of the school’s and 6th ADA Brigade’s colors
the Patriot missile, Avenger, and man-portable stinger systems;            is just the
								
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