By Robert B. Cuthbertson, Jr., Minuteman III System Program Office, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center
/ Published October 13, 2020
Airmen work on a Minuteman III’s Multiple Independently-targetable Re-entry Vehicle (MIRV) system. Current missiles carry a single warhead. (U.S. Air Force photo)
On Dec. 14, 1970, the last unarmed Minuteman III (LGM-30G) was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida (formerly Cape Kennedy). Future ICBM launches moved to Vandenberg AFB, California, where they continue today (courtesy photo).
A compilation of footage on the Minuteman III that celebrates the first one going on alert in 1970 until now.