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Missile Successfully Test Launched From Central Coast

Photo courtesy Tech. Sgt. Kurt Villavicencio, USAF
Minuteman III Missile takes off from Vandenberg Air Force Base Wednesday night

The Air Force has successfully test launched a missile from the Central Coast.

The Minuteman III missile lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 11:39 Wednesday night. 

It's the latest in a series of routine launches from the base intended to test the readiness of equipment and flight crews.  The unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile carried test re-entry vehicles to a target area more than 4,000 miles away in the Western Pacific.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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