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  • TOP HAND – the program, the Airmen, the legacy

    The TOP HAND program, a professional development program housed at the 576th Flight Test Squadron, Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, was created in 1972 to provide selected missile operations officers program management experience in ICBM Test and Evaluation. Forty nine years later, Airmen continue the traditions and legacy of the program.
  • MINUTEMAN III TEST LAUNCH ABORTS PRIOR TO LAUNCH

    An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile test launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, experienced a ground abort prior to launch.The cause of the ground abort is currently under investigation, and Air Force Global Strike Command is assessing the potential to reschedule the launch.The Air Force adheres to strict
  • Diverse team supports MMIII operational test launch

    A diverse team of Airmen supported the recent operational test launch of an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile.
  • Minuteman III test launch demonstrates safe, reliable deterrent

    A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle at 11:49 p.m. Pacific Time Feb. 23 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.The test demonstrates that the United States’ nuclear deterrent is safe, secure, reliable and effective to deter
  • ICBM Airmen receive phone calls from CSAF over the holidays

    U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff, General Charles Q. Brown, made calls to ICBM Airmen on alert during the holidays.
  • Test launch demonstrates safe, ready Minuteman III deterrent

    A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle at 12:03 a.m. Pacific Time Sept. 2 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.The test demonstrates that the United States’ nuclear deterrent is safe, secure, reliable and effective to deter
  • AFGSC tests unarmed Minuteman III from airborne control center

    A joint team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen and Navy sailors launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with three test reentry vehicles from aboard the Airborne Launch Control System at 12:21 a.m. Pacific Time Aug. 4 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.The test demonstrates that the United
  • AFGSC tests Minuteman III missile with launch from Vandenberg

    For the second time in just over a week, a team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen from the 90th Missile Wing at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle on May 9, 2019 at 12:40 a.m. Pacific Time from Vandenberg Air Force Base,
  • F.E. Warren AFB tests Minuteman III missile from Vandenberg

    A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen from the 90th Missile Wing at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle at 2:42 a.m. Pacific Time May 1 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.The test demonstrates that the United States’ nuclear
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