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An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 12:02 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. William Collette) MALMSTROM TESTS MINUTEMAN III MISSILE WITH LAUNCH FROM VANDENBERG
A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen from the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a single test reentry vehicle May 3 at 12:02 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
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A 741st Missile Squadron operator stands after receiving a 48 hour alert pin at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., March 15, 2017. Operators receive messages from the National Military Command System and respond to messages while driving missile operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jessica Weissman) Snow, wind kept Airmen in missile field
On March 6, small bouts of snow and 60 mph wind gusts caused 91 MW ICBM operators to stay an extra night until a crew could safely replace them.
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Joseph Shannon III, the 90th Operations Support Squadron assistant director of operations of weapons and tactics, tours the retired Oscar-1 missile alert facility at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 14, 2016. Members of the 90th Missile Wing visited Whiteman for a week as part of the Bomber Missile Exchange Course, which allows the organizations to learn from each other through scheduled visits. Partners in deterrence: “Sister base” Airmen visit Whiteman
Members of the 90th Missile Wing (MW) at F.E. Warren Air Force Base (AFB), Wyoming, visited Whiteman AFB, Missouri, to observe how the 509th and 131st Bomb Wings (BW) execute vital strategic deterrence missions on a day-to-day basis and during heightened-alert operations.
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