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An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 3:53 a.m. here Friday, March 27.

Col. Shane Clark, 30th Space Wing vice commander, was the Launch Decision Authority.

"We constantly focus on the flawless execution of our launch, landing and range missions. Today an outstanding display of teamwork ensured 100-percent mission completion" said Clark. "It's always a privilege to partner with Air Force Global Strike Command to demonstrate the capabilities of our ICBM fleet and crew force, especially with two test launches in less than a week. I am extremely proud of the superb collaboration between the 30th Space Wing and the 576th Flight Test Squadron, which enabled us to conduct both of these valuable tests."

For information about the flight test, call Air Force Global Strike Command Public Affairs at (318) 456-1305 or after hours at (318) 456-2151.