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Missile Test Launch Planned For Central Coast Wednesday

(USAF Photo by Senior Airman Hannah Abercrombie)
The August 4th launch of a Minuteman III missile from Vandenberg Air Force Base

The Air Force is planning the test launch of a missile from the Central Coast. The launch window for the unarmed Minuteman III missile from Vandenberg Air Force Base is 12:02 to 6:02 a.m. Wednesday.

It would be the latest in an ongoing series of launches from the base to test crew and equipment readiness.

The Air Force conducted its last Minuteman test launch from the base last month.  The missiles typically fly to a test range in the South 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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