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The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of AmericaThe unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
July 4, 2006 By Thomas Jefferson
And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor...



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1974: The SALT agreement was further amended1974: The SALT agreement was further amended
Jul. 3, 2006 By MSgt William Medema
The SALT agreement was further amended on 3 July 1974 to allow only a single ABM site which could either protect the nations capital or an ICBM site.

1969: The last Minuteman II missile was deployed replacing a Minuteman I that was retired1969: The last Minuteman II missile was deployed replacing a Minuteman I that was retired
Jul. 2, 2006 By MSgt William Medema
The last Minuteman II missile was deployed replacing a Minuteman I that was retired.

1992: ICBMs transfer to Air Force Space Command1992: ICBMs transfer to Air Force Space Command
Jul. 1, 2006 By MSgt William Medema
In November 1992, General McPeak declared his intention of transferring responsibility for ICBMs to Air Force Space Command.

1982: START I talks begin1982: START I talks begin
Jun. 29, 2006 By MSgt William Medema
START I talks began in Geneva, Switzerland

1995: The Enola Gay goes on display1995: The Enola Gay goes on display
Jun. 28, 2006 By MSgt William Medema
The Enola Gay B-29 goes on display at the National Air and Space Museum

1976: Last test launch of a Titan II1976: Last test launch of a Titan II
Jun. 27, 2006 By MSgt William Medema
Last test launch of a Titan II ICBM


Older News:



1968: 91st Strategic Missile Wing replaced the 455th Strategic Missile Wing at Minot AFB

1947: The first report of a 'flying saucer' over the United States

1963: First flight of ten Minuteman IBs accepted by SAC

1987: Titan II deactivation completed

1982: Air Force officially announced its decision to form Space Command

1960: Operation BIG STAR begins

1963: Red Phone hotline created

1970: The first wing to converted to the Minuteman III ICBM

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