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    A Minotaur I rocket carrying an unarmed Mk21A reentry vehicle launches from Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., at 11:01 p.m. June 17, 2024. After attaining full operational capability, the Mk21A RV will be integrated on the nation’s intercontinental ballistic missile weapon system. The Mk21A

  • Test of Mk21A RV complete after launch aboard Minotaur rocket

    An unarmed Mk21A reentry vehicle was tested June 17-18 after being launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base aboard a Minotaur I rocket. The launch was an in-flight environmental test supporting the development of the Air Force's new Mk21A Reentry Vehicle.

  • 90 MXG completes ICU II

    Mighty Ninety Airmen recently completed an extended effort to shift the annual nuclear code change operation from a manual endeavor to a remote process with the new ICBM Cryptographic Upgrade (ICU II) program.

  • Air Force conducts third Sentinel static fire test

    The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Northrop Grumman and Aerojet Rocketdyne conducted a static fire test March 16, 2024, for the Stage-3 solid rocket motor of the LGM-35A Sentinel weapon system at the Arnold Engineering and Development Complex, Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee.

  • AFGSC, USAFSAM hold Missile Community Cancer Study virtual town hall

    AFGSC Commander Gen. Bussiere held a virtual town hall Feb. 23 with current and former missile community members currently serving throughout several organizations to provide updates on environmental sampling results, Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) mitigation efforts, and the results from the

  • Strengthening our nuclear deterrence: Part 1

    There’s a lot to think about when it comes to nuclear deterrence. Most people think about the vast number of Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles we have secured in silos around the country. Other’s may think about the various options we have in our bomber and submarine delivery systems. However, at