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Defense News is the SMD Official Media Partner.

Media Guidelines

The  Space and Missile Defense Symposium and its organizers – National Defense Industrial Association Tennessee Valley Chapter; Air, Space and Missile Defense Association; and the Air Defense Artillery Association Redstone Huntsville Chapter – welcome professional media members to cover this event.


Event organizers require proof of employment as a member of the media to make certain that only qualified media receive media credentials and gain access to event sessions.

Freelance writers are asked to provide a reason for attending the events, which can be done through an email from the publication being represented, or if working independently, a statement of editorial work will be considered.

Event organizers can refuse to issue media credentials for any individual not fitting the above requirements. Advertising, marketing, business development, publishers, business operations and public relations personnel may not register as media.

It is also requested that media members identify themselves as press when engaging in conversations with all event participants.

Event organizers request that media members mention Space and Missile Defense Symposium by name in any reporting of information obtained at the event. If tweeting, please use #SMDSymposium #vSMD

 Audio recording in the symposium sessions is approved for the personal use of the media. These audio recordings may not be rebroadcast in any format.

VERY IMPORTANT – Photos, videos and /or audio cannot be used by any organization or individual to inadvertently or purposely show Government or Industry endorsement for anything other than the event in which they are actively participating.

Media Contact:

Bob English,

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