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Message posted by Vandalia on January 16, 2016 at 19:43:20 PST:

I forgot to include it in the above reply, but roughly every year the AF takes an operational missile from one of the 3 missile wings, replaces the warhead with a test package, and shoots it off from Vandenberg. (It is called a "glory trip" from the lucky crew that gets to turn the keys. Not to mention a trip to California in the middle of winter.)

A transporter/erector is needed to take the missile from the airstrip and take it to one of the test launch silos. So there would definitely be a missile transported at Vandenberg roughly once a year in addition to the likely use of the equipment for the basic qualification courses.

In Reply to: Re: A nuclear Vandenberg? (semi) posted by vandalia on January 16, 2016 at 19:28:56 PST:


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