AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE – Former first lady Nancy Reagan on Monday helped the Air Force dedicate its Central Coast missile defense complex to her late husband. Reagan unveiled a plaque reading “Ronald W. Reagan Missile Defense Site” as well as a bust of the nation’s 40th president. The former president, who died June 5, 2004, championed the weapons system – dubbed “Star Wars” when proposed in 1983 – designed to shoot down intercontinental ballistic missiles fired on the United States. “Ronnie felt so strongly that a security shield should be developed that destroys weapons, not people,” Mrs. Reagan said in a statement Monday. “He would be honored that this site, overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean that he loved so much, will be a testament to his commitment to security and peace for America and the free world.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!