Updating of Atlas D missiles for space boosters and construction of Minuteman II launch facility Grand Forks AFB in North Dakota. Underground silo opens up and Intercontinental Ballistic Missile is erected. Crane hoisting missile. Missiles on trailer truck are transferred to hangers near Norton AFB in California. Shrouded Titan I (first generation) missiles in hangars which are going through deactivation process. Updating of Atlas D missiles for space boosters. Men at desk and officer at chart. Missile launched from air base. Engineers and workers working on missile components. Modifications of launch facility and missile at Vandenberg AFB in California. Officers in control center. Minuteman II missile test facility under construction at Grand Forks AFB in North Dakota. Various launch facilities across U.S.
A report covering the expansion and modernization of U.S. ICBM force. Site selected for Minuteman II missile launch at Malmstorm Air Force Base in Montana. Car passing through hilly region near Malmstorm AFB. Construction of Minuteman II missile site showing army engineers and men at work. Construction of missile silos. Aerial view of Minuteman base under construction at Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota. Control centers and silos under construction. Building missile capsules at air base. Sign reads 'Site Activation Task Force Ballistics Systems Division Air Force Systems Command - Grand Forks AFB No. Dak.'. Exteriors of building. Officer at charts and desks in conference. Flooding at missile base showing heavy equipment operating. Construction of launching facilities at Vandenberg AFB. Test facilities to flight test integrated Minuteman II launchers and missiles. Aerial view of Minuteman II test site at Vandenberg. Officers working in launch control center.
Scenes of U.S. Strategic Air Command Minuteman Missile Security Police at work in missile bases at Malmstrom AFB, Great Falls. Montans, Minot AFB, North Dakota, Elsworth AFB, Rapid City, South Dakota, Francis E. Warren AFB. Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Whiteman AFB, Missouri. An armed Air Force Security policeman walks past a parked B-52 bomber. Air Force film "Missile Guardians, SAC's Minutemen Security Police." Animated description of Missile Control Facilities. Missile Combat Officer opens 8 ton blast resistant door of facility. Interior of Launch Center with Officer at duty station. Safe (Red) containing missile launch keys. View of missile location, showing fence and intrusion detection radar antenna. Access cover, above missile, with seismic alarm system and combination lock. Security Police Controller in his office. Security alert team is summoned to respond to intrusion alarm. (Note: Narrated by Kemal Amen "Casey" Kasem)
Airlift of U.S. 82nd Airborne troops by Military Air Transport Service (MATS) and Tactical (TAC) aircraft from Pope Air Force Base in North Carolina, United States to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. A United States Air Force C-130 Hercules taxis on the air base.
A USAF film report on AN/FPS-85 Spacetrack Radar shows the installation and checkout of equipment in the structure located at Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) in Florida, United States. An array monitor display and a technician checks the operational status of individual module. Two technicians install a video display console. A U.S. Air Force C-131B Samaritan military transport aircraft parked at a base. The aircraft in flight. A structure at the Eglin AFB. Vintage 1960s electronic control terminals and equipment for missile defense during the Cold War. A technician operates a signal processor. The technician presses buttons on the processor. Technicians operate a radar programmer. A technician seated on a chair operates Bendix 101 computer. A document is printed in a printing machine. The technician speaks on a phone. Another technician carries a document. Technicians operate IBM 7044 computer and shows the memory drum and high speed printer. A technician operates the controls. A screen on the computer shows the position of all unknown objects. The technician notes down the phased array radar data. Exterior of building in Colorado Springs with sign "NORAD Combat Operations Center" at Ent Air Force Base, Colorado. USAF personnel come out of the building of North American Air Defense Center (NORAD). Observers and technicians in the Spacetrack Control Center seated at their tracking stations. An observer speaks on a phone. The observers keep a track on all targets and missiles using the NORAD aerospace warning and tracking systems. Exterior view of the FPS-85 radar array structure at Eglin AFB (The site C-6 Air Force Space Command radar station). A technician operates Bendix 101 computer. Technicians at work in the center. The array radar. Animation depicts the future of the space and capacity of AN/FPS-85 Spacetrack Radar to track objects. Vintage 1960s animation showing various satellite systems in space orbit.
Airlift of U.S. 82nd Airborne troops by Military Air Transport Service (MATS) and Tactical (TAC) aircraft from Pope Air Force Base in North Carolina, United States to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. An airborne Military Policeman talks to paratroopers. Troops stand with their luggage on the air base. A soldier looks skywards. The troops unload baggages from a truck. A Military Policeman talks to the troops in the foreground. Insignia of Airborne Military Police on the arm of a man. The troops board United States Air Force Lockheed C-130E Hercules.