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Minuteman III ICBM Test Launch From CaliforniaMiliSourcePublished on Feb 9, 2017GT-221GM Minuteman III Launch – Airmen from Minot and Vandenberg Air Force bases conducted an operational test launch of an unarmed Minuteman III missile.
MINUTEMAN III SCHEDULED TO LAUNCHVANDENBERG 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, April. 26, between 12:01 p.m. to 6:01 a.m. from north Vandenberg Air Force Base.The purpose of the ICBM test launch program is to validate and verify the effectiveness, readiness, and accuracy of the weapon system, according to Air Force Global Strike Command.Col. John Moss, 30th Space Wing commander, is the launch decision authority."Team V is once again ready to work with Air Force Global Strike Command to successfully launch another Minuteman III missile," said Moss. "These Minuteman launches are essential to verify the status of our national nuclear force and to demonstrate our national nuclear capabilities. We are proud of our long history in partnering with the men and women of the 576th Flight Test Squadron to execute these missions for the nation."The 576th Flight Test Squadron will be responsible for installed tracking, telemetry, and command destruct systems on the missile.