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MINUTEMAN III LAUNCHES FROM VANDENBERG

Release Number: 060216

An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 11:01 p.m. PST here, Feb. 25, 2016. Col. J. Christopher Moss, 30th Space Wing commander, was the launch decision authority (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jim Araos/Released).

An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 11:01 p.m. PST here, Feb. 25, 2016. Col. J. Christopher Moss, 30th Space Wing commander, was the launch decision authority (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jim Araos/Released).

An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 11:01 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Col. J. Christopher Moss, 30th Space Wing commander, was the launch decision authority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ian Dudley/Released)

An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 11:01 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Col. J. Christopher Moss, 30th Space Wing commander, was the launch decision authority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ian Dudley/Released)

An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 11:01 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Col. J. Christopher Moss, 30th Space Wing commander, was the launch decision authority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyla Gifford/Released)

An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 11:01 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Col. J. Christopher Moss, 30th Space Wing commander, was the launch decision authority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyla Gifford/Released)


An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 11:01 p.m. PST here Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016.

Col. J. Christopher Moss, 30th Space Wing commander, was the launch decision authority.

"This is the second ICBM launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in the past 5 days and while it may seem routine, a tremendous amount of effort is required to safely assess the current performance and validate the security of the Nation's fielded ICBM force," said Moss. "Our teams are made of dedicated Airmen who make a difference for the Air Force and the nation and I am proud to be a part of this team."

For information about the results of the flight test, call Air Force Global Strike Command Public Affairs at (318) 456-1305 or after hours at (318) 532-1215.