Cheyenne businesses make case for missile base

A Minuteman III missile being prepared for refurbishing.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) A Cheyenne business group has launched a website to make the case for U.S. land-based missiles, a third of which are operated from F.E. Warren Air Force Base in the city.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported Tuesday the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce website is designed to counter arguments that the U.S. should reduce or eliminate its nuclear arsenal.

The 90th Missile Wing at Warren operates 150 Minuteman III missiles with nuclear warheads. They're deployed in silos in Wyoming, Nebraska and Colorado. The Air Force says the base contributes more than $360 million annually to the area's economy.

Dale Steenbergen, president and CEO of the chamber, says the site is intended to counter what he calls misinformation about missiles.

Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce website on missiles:

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