Strategic Air Command (SAC) Reflex Action Alert flight crew members, responding to on alert, run across icy ramp to man their B-47 aircraft at the Loring Air Force Base in Maine, United States. Crew is seen preparing to board and launch. Heater hoses are attached to the aircraft. Pilot talks to crew chief, who then attends to ground auxiliary power unit and communicates with aircrew using mike and headset. Sun is setting.Snow plowed from alert area and runway. Three responding crew members slip and slide as they run over ice. A flight line guard, carrying a carbine and wearing fur lined parka, checks their passes and lets them continue. Aircraft in flight seen in background.
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