'1969 SAC Missile Combat Competition' of USAF Strategic Air Command units in the United States. Seal of '1969 SAC Missile Combat Competition'. An SAC officer speaks on the dais. SAC units disembark an aircraft. A sign reads : 'Welcome, 1969 SAC Missile Combat Competition'. The SAC units enters a building. The personnel receive well wishes. The SAC personnel work on various equipment during the competition. An announcer makes an announcement during the award ceremony. General Bruce K. Holloway, Commander-in-Chief of the SAC speaks. General Holloway congratulates each SAC personnel. The SAC personnel applaud. The award is given for the best maintenance wing and the best minute man wing
Exterior aerial and ground views of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) located at Casteau, in Belgium, north of the city of Mons. Various participating national flags and official cars parked in the premises of the headquarters. SHAPE emblem above the doorway of the building, including the words, "Vigilia Pretium Libertatis". Dress Military hats from various countries and military branches on a hat and coat rack. Near Wiesbaden Germany, at Lindsey Air Station, a large NATO symbol outside on a large sign, with a smaller insignia and sign in the center that reads, "US Air Forces in Europe." A sign on a building stating 'US Air Force Headquarters Europe'.
Larry McKibben, Iowa representative for the Selective Service Youth Advisory Committee, interrupts the December 1969 draft lottery to read a statement. He claims his statement is written by 14 youth members protesting the removal of the Michigan and Alaska youth delegates after their refusal to draw birth dates for the lottery. The draft lottery continues after the statement is read.
A CH-54 helicopter of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne is seen in flight on a combat assault mission. Interior and pilot are shown. Control panel is seen. The helicopter moves over a water body.
Film begins as Texas takes the field, wearing red warm-up jackets. Stadium appears filled to capacity. Numerous plays in the game are seen throughout the film. A banner draped over a front row railing, in the grandstand, cites 100th anniversary of the NCAA and reads:"Welcome President Nixon." Several police officers are seen in that vicinity. Scoreboard shows Arkansas ahead 14 to nothing (after third quarter). Numerous shots of the crowd in the stands, but none showing the President or his party. As the game nears the end, some spectators appear to be covering up because of a light rain. (Note: In the 4th quarter, Texas rallied to win the game 15 to 14.)
Narrator Lee Marvin standing on a seashore. U.S. astronauts heading to their capsule for launch on mission to first man on the moon. Launch service structures falling away, as rocket launch is completing countdown in launch of Saturn V rocket carrying Apollo 11 mission to the moon. View of Mission Control operations center during Apollo 11. Glimpse of the earth from the moon and sound of Neil Armstrong on radio to Houston Control Center, "Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed." View shifts to Houston Control Center. View of the Lunar Module, Eagle, descending and landing on the moon surface, July 20, 1969. Next, a view of Neil Armstrong descending ladder from the Lunar lander and taking the first step onto the moon by a human, and then moving about on the lunar surface, on July 21, 1969. View of seashore, again, where birds are walking on the wet sand. Flock of birds flying above breaking surf. Aerial view of Hoover Dam. A road being built in rugged wilderness. View of the Panama Canal. Aerial view from helicopter flying very close to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.