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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Missile crews complete two successful test launches in one week

The Air Force this week successfully launched two unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles over the Pacific Ocean.

At 3:53 a.m. Pacific time Friday, missileers from Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, launched a randomly selected, unarmed missile at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The rocket flew for about 40 minutes and landed in the ocean near Guam about 40 minutes after launch, according to Global Strike Command.

The test was scheduled to verify the reliability of the Minuteman III rockets and provide data on how the missiles launch. The team included the 576th Flight Test Squadron at Vandenberg and the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom.

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