MINUTEMAN III LAUNCHES FROM VANDENBERG
30th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published August 02, 2017
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 2:10 a.m., PDT, here Aug. 2.
Col. Michael Hough, 30th Space Wing commander, was the launch decision authority.
“The seamless partnership of Team V and our Air Force Global Strike Command mission partners has resulted in another safe Minuteman III operational test launch," said Hough. "This combined team of the 90th Missile Wing, 576th Flight Test Squadron and 30th Space Wing is simply outstanding. Their efforts over the past few months show why they are among the most skilled operators in the Air Force."
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