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Air Force Successfully Test Launches Intercontinental Ballistic Missile From Central Coast

(U.S. Space Force photo by Chris Okula)
The Air Force test launched an unarmed Minuteman III missile from Vandenberg Air Force Base Tuesday night.

An intercontinental ballistic missile was successfully test launched from the Central Coast Tuesday night. 

The unarmed Minuteman III missile took off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 11:49 p.m.  

It's the latest in an ongoing series of launches intended to test equipment and crew readiness.  The launch was visible throughout much of the Central and South Coasts.

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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