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Minot AFB
Minuteman ICBM base.

Location: North Dakota. Longitude: -101.4372 deg. Latitude: 48.6253 deg.



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Minot AFB Site N-01 Null

Minot AFB Site O-01 Null

Family: ICBM Base. Country: USA. Launch Sites: Minot AFB Site N-01, Minot AFB Site O-01. Agency: USAF.

1961 February 1 - . Launch Site: Minot AFB. LV Family: Minuteman.
  • Minot AFB, North Dakota, was selected as the site for Minuteman Wing III, and Whiteman AFB, Missouri, was chosen as Wing IV's location. - .

1964 January 24 - . Launch Site: Minot AFB.
  • The 740th Strategic Missile Squadron of the 455th Strategic Missile Wing (Wing III) at Minot AFB, North Dakota, was turned over to SAC. - .

1964 February 27 - . Launch Site: Minot AFB. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 1.
  • The 455th Strategic Missile Wing's second Minuteman I (LGM-30B) squadron, the 741st Strategic Missile Squadron, was turned over to SAC at Minot AFB, North Dakota. - .

1964 March 19 - . Launch Site: Minot AFB. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 1.
  • The third wing of Minuteman ICBMs was completed when the 742d Strategic Missile Squadron was turned over to SAC at Minot AFB. The Minuteman force then totaled 450 missiles. - .

1970 January 12 - . Launch Site: Minot AFB. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 3.
  • Force Modernization to the Minuteman III (LGM-30G) began at Wing III, the 91st Strategic Missile Wing, at Minot AFB, North Dakota. - .

1970 June 19 - . Launch Site: Minot AFB. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 3.
  • The first flight of Minuteman III (LGM-30G) missiles was turned over to the 741st Strategic Missile Squadron of SAC's 91st Strategic Missile Wing at Minot AFB, North Dakota. - .

    Force Modernization involved refurbishment of Minuteman facilities to accommodate the Minuteman III configuration missile. Air Force Logistics Command (AFLC) also had its depot facilities ready to repair Minuteman III systems as of 19 June - this was the first time in the history of U.S. missile systems that initial operational capability (IOC) of a major new weapon system and depot repair capability were achieved simultaneously.


1970 December 31 - . Launch Site: Minot AFB. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 3.
  • Force Modernization and emplacement of Minuteman III missiles were completed on the last flight of 741st Strategic Missile Squadron of SAC's 91st Strategic Missile Wing at Minot AFB, North Dakota. - . This marked the turnover of the first complete Minuteman III squadron to SAC. Formal turnover took place on 8 January 1971..

1971 January 8 - . Launch Site: Minot AFB. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 3.
  • The first squadron of Minuteman III (LGM-30G) ICBMs was officially turned over to SAG's 91st Strategic Missile Wing at Minot AFB, North Dakota. - .

1971 December 13 - . Launch Site: Minot AFB. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 3.
  • The last flight of 10 Minuteman III missiles was turned over to the 742d Strategic Missile Squadron of SAC's 91st Strategic Missile Wing at Minot AFB, North Dakota. - . This completed Force Modernization at Minot and deployment of the first 150-missile Minuteman III (LGM-30G) strategic missile wing to SAC..

1972 November 24 - . Launch Site: Minot AFB.
  • Headquarters USAF ordered the Improved Digital Computer Unit (IDCU) program experiment to be ended in December at Wing III, Minot AFB, North Dakota. - .

1973 May 17 - . Launch Site: Minot AFB. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 3.
  • The last Minuteman III Modified Operational Missile (MOM) test was completed at Wing III, Minot AFB, North Dakota. - .

1974 September 13 - . Launch Site: Minot AFB.
  • Wing III silo upgrade program began at Minot AFB, North Dakota. - .

1976 February 27 - . Launch Site: Minot AFB.
  • The integrated program at Wing III, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, was turned over to SAC.This program had included silo upgrade modifications. - .

1976 June 30 - . Launch Site: Minot AFB, Ellsworth AFB.
  • SATAF Detachment 32, Wing III, Minot AFB, ND, and SATAF Detachment 33, Wing II, Ellsworth AFB, SD, were deactivated. - .

1979 Jul - . Launch Site: Minot AFB. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 3.
  • A successful technical acceptance demonstration (TAD) of the Mark 12A reentry system was held at Minot AFB, North Dakota with a newly installed Mark 12A trainer. - .


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