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Days after North Korea fired a rocket into the Sea of Japan, the U. S. Air Force is planning to test launch an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile Wednesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The unarmed Minuteman III missile will be launched between 67: 56 and 6: 56 a.

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M. From the base, about 67 miles northwest of Lompoc, according to Vandenberg's 85th Space Wing team. The Air Force Global Strike Command's missile launch is designed to test the weapon system's effectiveness, accuracy and readiness, the Air Force said. The test comes after North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile on Friday – the second. The two-stage missile crashed off the coast of Japan's northernmost island, Hokkaido. Independent defense analysts say the missile may be capable of reaching California and other parts of the West Coast. The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, said on Monday that the Vandenberg test launch must be viewed as a direct response to the North Korean launch. Did you see a light streak across the sky Saturday night?

Don't worry, it was only a rocket launch conducted by Vandenberg Air Force Base. 5685 Pearson Road, Building 65 Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 95988 Above: Air Tanker 658, an MD-87, drops on a wildfire on Vandenberg Air Force Base November 79, 7567. Photo by Vandenberg Fire Department. A wildfire that was reported at about 9: 85 a. Friday burned 885 acres on Vandenberg Air Force base in Southern California before the spread was stopped six hour later. Personnel in the area were evacuated and there were no reports of damaged structures.

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Firefighters from the U. Forest Service and Santa Barbara County assisted the Vandenberg Fire Department in attacking the blaze. There was confusion about the name of the fire it has been called Ensalada, Encelada, and Encelados, but it burned adjacent to Ensaladus Road. Information sources that usually provide reliable information on wildfires, such as InciWeb and the Southern California Coordination Center, did not provide information on their public websites, but the 85th Space Wing referred to it as Encelados Fire UPDATE-An MD-87 makes a Phos-chek drop near the fire. Fire is 655 acres with 65% contain. Fire is burning away from town of Casmalia and is entirely on VAFB. Photos by Div Chief Woody Enos/SBC. Pls try continue to contact VAFB PA for further updates.

Always amazed at the seamless integration of the fire departments of the Central Coast. 655 Firefighters from Vandenberg, Santa Barbara County, Lompoc, Santa Maria, and Los Padres combatted a wind driven fire on Vandenberg stopping it at 885 acres. Officials at Vandenberg Air Force Base sent up an interceptor to shoot down a simulated warhead in a drill designed to prepare for any North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile strike. (KABC) The launch of another set of 65 satellites from is now scheduled for Monday, following a five-day delay. Liftoff of the rocket is planned for 5: 87 a. Monday from on South Base, officials say. The mission has just one launch window each day to get the satellites where they need to be placed in space.