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Minuteman III test missile launches from Vandenberg
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test from a launch facility on north Vandenberg Friday, Feb. 25, 2012. Col. Nina Armagno, 30th Space Wing commander, was the launch decision authority. (U.S. Air Force photo/Joe Davila)
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Minuteman III test missile launches from Vandenberg

Posted 2/25/2012   Updated 2/25/2012 Email story   Print story

    


by 30th Space Wing Public Affairs

2/25/2012 - VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 2:46 a.m. Feb. 25 from Launch Facility-09 on north Vandenberg. Col. Nina Armagno, 30th Space Wing commander, was the launch decision authority. 30th Space Wing Western Range safety operations went as planned during the flight test. "Extensive resources are devoted to every launch mission to ensure safety in our local area and downrange," said Armagno. "Public safety is my first priority during all launch operations." For information on the flight test, call Air Force Global Strike Command Public Affairs at (318) 456-1305 or after hours at (318) 456-2151. -30-



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2/28/2012 12:09:36 AM ET
You should mention that the 576th Flight Test Squadron conducted the launch and that Col David Lair was the Mission Director. As written the press release makes it appear that the 30 SW was responsible for all actions.
Davis, Minot
 
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