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Grand Forks AFB
Minuteman ICBM base.

First Launch: 1978-07-20. Last Launch: 1978-07-20. Number: 1 . Location: North Dakota. Longitude: -98.4300 deg. Latitude: 48.1521 deg.



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Family: ICBM Base. Country: USA. Launch Sites: Grand Forks AFB Site D-00, Grand Forks AFB Site E-00, Grand Forks AFB Site F-60, Grand Forks AFB Site J-50, Grand Forks AFB Site J-41, Grand Forks AFB Site M-21, Grand Forks AFB Site E-42, Grand Forks AFB Site J-42, Grand Forks AFB Site M-22, Grand Forks AFB Site D-33, Grand Forks AFB Site E-43, Grand Forks AFB Site J-43, Grand Forks AFB Site M-23, Grand Forks AFB Site E-44, Grand Forks AFB Site J-44, Grand Forks AFB Site M-24, Grand Forks AFB Site D-35, Grand Forks AFB Site E-45, Grand Forks AFB Site J-45, Grand Forks AFB Site D-36, Grand Forks AFB Site E-46, Grand Forks AFB Site J-46, Grand Forks AFB Site D-37, Grand Forks AFB Site E-47, Grand Forks AFB Site I-37, Grand Forks AFB Site J-47, Grand Forks AFB Site E-48, Grand Forks AFB Site F-58, Grand Forks AFB Site D-39, Grand Forks AFB Site F-59, Grand Forks AFB Site H-29, Grand Forks AFB Site I-39, Grand Forks AFB Site J-49. Agency: USAF.

1962 February 8 - . Launch Site: Grand Forks AFB. LV Family: Minuteman.
  • The Air Force officially announced the selection of Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota, as the site for the sixth and final Minuteman operational wing (Wing VI). - .

1962 August 2 - . Launch Site: Grand Forks AFB. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 2.
  • The designated Systems Management Group selected Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota, as the operational location for Minuteman Wing VI, the first Minuteman II (LGM-30F) unit. - .

1965 June 30 - . Launch Site: Grand Forks AFB. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 2.
  • The first operational Minuteman II (LGM-30F) missile was delivered to Wing VI, Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota. - .

1966 November 22 - . Launch Site: Grand Forks AFB. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 2.
  • The final Minuteman II (LGM-30F) squadron of Wing VI, the 448th Strategic Missile Squadron, was turned over to SAC's 321st Strategic Missile Wing at Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota. - . This brought Minuteman ICBM strength to 950 missile launchers - Wings I-V with 800 Minuteman I (LGM-30A/B) and Wing VI with 150 Minuteman II (LGM-30F) missiles. Boeing checkout and formal turnover to SAC were completed on 7 December..

1968 September 5 - . Launch Site: Grand Forks AFB. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 3.
  • A High Explosive Simulation Test (HEST-V) was completed at Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota, to evaluate the effects of surface overpressure on a Minuteman launch facility and its equipment. - .

1970 November 24 - . Launch Site: Grand Forks AFB. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 2.
  • The Wing VI Minuteman II Retrofit program was completed at Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota. - .

1973 March 3 - . Launch Site: Grand Forks AFB. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 3.
  • The 150th Minuteman III (LGM-30G) missile was emplaced in its silo at Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota.This completed the Wing VI F/G Changeout program. - .

1975 October 1 - . Launch Site: Grand Forks AFB.
  • The integrated program began at Wing VI, Grand Forks AFB, ND with the 447th SMS. The program included silo upgrade, electromagnetic pulse protection, command data buffer. - .

1977 March 23 - . Launch Site: Grand Forks AFB. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 3.
  • The integrated program of modifications to the Minuteman system was completed at Wing VI, Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota. The program was completed, and the last flight returned to SAC, 10 days earlier - .

1977 July 15 - . Launch Site: Grand Forks AFB.
  • SAMSO Detachment 35, the SATAF at Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota, was deactivated following the completion of the integrated program at Wing VI. - .

1998 September 30 - . Launch Site: Grand Forks AFB.
  • 321st Missile Group at Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota, inactivated as part of the ICBM drawdown. - . Nation: USA.


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