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UNARMED MINUTEMAN III TEST LAUNCH SCHEDULED

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --

An operational test launch of an Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 28, between 12:01 a.m. and 6:01 a.m., Pacific Time from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. 

The purpose of the ICBM test launch program is to provide reliability and accuracy information as they are conducted to test the entire intercontinental ballistic missile system, according to Air Force Global Strike Command. 

For questions regarding the launch window or Vandenberg AFB range operations, contact 30th Space Wing Public Affairs at 805-757-7398 or 30sw.pa.workflow@us.af.mil.

For queries regarding the ICBM test launch mission and missile, contact AFGSC Public Affairs at 318-456-1305 (After Hours 318-532-1215) or afgsc.paworkflow@us.af.mil.