MINUTEMAN III LAUNCHES FROM VANDENBERG
30th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published April 27, 2017
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 12:03 a.m., PDT, here April 26.
Col. John Moss, 30th Space Wing commander, was the launch decision authority.
"Tonight's launch was an important demonstration of our nation's nuclear deterrent capability," said Moss. "Test launches like this one are vital to validating the effectiveness and readiness of our operational nuclear systems, so it is critical that they are successful. The men and women of the 30th Space Wing and Air Force Global Strike Command's 576th Flight Test Squadron did a fantastic job working together to make tonight's launch possible and successful."
For information about the results of the flight test, please call Air Force Global Strike Command Public Affairs at (318) 456-1305 or after hours at (318) 532-1215.