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False missile alert leads to real self-reflection

False missile alert leads to real self-reflection

Skylar Weiss, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

For 38 minutes of my life, I was mentally preparing myself to die. On the morning of Jan. 13, a statewide ballistic missile alert was sent out to cell phones across Hawaii. "BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL." Although the alert was false,...

U.S. Air Force performs missile tests on California coast

U.S. Air Force performs missile tests on California coast

Camille Dunning, Staff Writer

May 2, 2017


Filed under News

On Wednesday, April 26, the U.S. Air Force conducted an operational test of one its Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). The missile was launched 12:03 a.m. from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), 130 miles northwest of Los Angeles.  The missile traveled more than 4...

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