1976: Deployment of the Minuteman III was completed
Deployment of the Minuteman III was completed with the 550th emplaced at Malmstrom AFB.


By MSgt William Medema
Posted Monday, July 11, 2005

  
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Deployment of the Minuteman III was completed with the 550th emplaced at Malmstrom AFB. The first operational missile was emplaced in its silo on 17 April 1970 at Minot AFB, with the first squadron becoming operational on 29 December 1970. As Minuteman III missile were deployed, the last Minuteman I missiles were removed from service (the last Minuteman IB leaving service on 27 September 1974).


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