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Vandenberg launches Minuteman II

An unarmed Minuteman II intercontinental ballistic missile testing Missile Defense Agency sensors launches from North Vandenberg at 9:27 p.m. March 20.

An unarmed Minuteman II intercontinental ballistic missile testing Missile Defense Agency sensors launches from North Vandenberg at 9:27 p.m. March 20.

An unarmed Minuteman II intercontinental ballistic missile testing Missile Defense Agency sensors launches from North Vandenberg at 9:27 p.m. March 20.

An unarmed Minuteman II intercontinental ballistic missile testing Missile Defense Agency sensors launches from North Vandenberg at 9:27 p.m. March 20.

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- An unarmed Minuteman II intercontinental ballistic missile testing Missile Defense Agency sensors was launched from North Vandenberg at 9:27 p.m. March 20. 

Col. Teresa Djuric, 30th Space Wing vice commander, was the spacelift commander. 

Representing MDA locally was Richard Vernetti acting as target mission director. 

"This was another safe and successful launch for the 30th Space Wing, the Air Force and the Department of Defense," Colonel Djuric said.