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Minuteman III test missile launches from Vandenberg

Release Number: 060513

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman Yvonne Morales)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman Yvonne Morales)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman Yvonne Morales)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman Yvonne Morales)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman Yvonne Morales)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman Yvonne Morales)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman Yvonne Morales)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman Yvonne Morales)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Lael Huss)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Lael Huss)


An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg.

The launch, originally slated for 3:01 to 9:01 a.m. Tuesday, was rescheduled due to a range safety instrumentation issue.

"I am proud of our team," said Col. Brent McArthur, 30th Space Wing vice commander and the launch decision authority. "Because of their professionalism, discipline and intense focus on mission assurance, we saw a safe and successful launch this morning."

For information about the results of the flight test, call Air Force Global Strike Command Public Affairs at (318) 456-1305.

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