7.19.2009

Incoming

Not only do we send off rockets around here, sometimes they shoot rockets at us too.

2 comments:

AlphaSigOU said...

Awesome sight! Was that the recent "GLORY TRIP" flight test from 'Vandyland'? (Vandenberg AFB)

More info: http://www.vandenberg.af.mil/mediacenter/pressreleasearchive/story_print.asp?id=123156028

They're scheduling another one next month; maybe I might get to see it from Kwaj!

AlphaSigOU said...

Next GLORY TRIP from Vandyland:

AUG 23 To be announced Minuteman III

Vehicle will probably send one or more unarmed warheads on a ballistic
trajectory to Kwajalein in the central Pacific.

The exact time of launch is not revealed (except a very broad launch window) to keep the missile combat crew on their toes. A GLORY TRIP simulates a live EWO (Emergency War Order) launch. Used to be a tradition (not sure if it's continued today) but the GLORY TRIP crew used to keep the remains of the bolts that held down the missile in the silo as a souvenir.