The Minuteman missile is a core component of the U.S. nuclear triad originally created in the late 1950s. Minuteman missiles were deployed in underground silos in the Great Plains in the early 1960s to deter a Soviet nuclear attack. Some […]
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Airmen launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile here during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. PST, today. Col. Brent McArthur, the 30th Space Wing’s Vice Wing Commander, was the launch decision authority. The launch team, under the direction […]
An unarmed operational test Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was destroyed by Vandenberg’s Western Range officials July 27 after launching from here. Air Force controllers detected a flight anomaly and terminated the flight for safety reasons. When terminated, the vehicle […]
Minuteman Report: New U.S. Citizens
This edition features a story on Guardsmen deployed to Afghanistan becoming U.S. Citizens in a naturalization cer…
The LGM-30G Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is an element of the nation’s strategic deterrent forces. The “L” in LGM ; is the Department of Defense designation for silo-launched; “G” means surface attack; and “M” stands for guided missile. General […]