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Minuteman III launch scheduled

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An operational test launch of an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is scheduled for Tuesday between 1:39 and 7:39 a.m. from Launch Facility-04 here on north Vandenberg.

Col. Brent McArthur, 30th Space Wing vice commander, is the launch decision authority.

"This is our last launch for 2013," said McArthur. "We've had 11 successful
launches this year and 2014's schedule looks to be just as busy. Working
with AFGSC, the 30th Space Wing stands ready to ensure a safe, secure and
effective ICBM test."

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

Media interested in viewing the launch should RSVP to 2nd Lt. Kaylee Ausbun
at 606-3595 or by noon Monday. An escort will depart
the Visitor Control Center at the Main Gate of Vandenberg for the viewing
site at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.