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U.S. Air Force Maj. Hayden McVeigh, 625th Strategic Operations Squadron deputy missile combat crew commander-airborne, turns the keys to initiate the launch of an unarmed Intercontinental Ballistic Missile during an Operational Test Launch out of Vandenberg Space Force Base, April 19, 2023. This test launch was unique in the aspect that the launch commands were given by airborne missileers flying on a U.S. Navy E-6B Mercury. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff. Sgt. Codie Trimble)
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