Sign Homestead Arforce Base. President John F Kennedy arrives at Homestead Airforce Base in Florida. President Kennedy inspects air crafts and men and adds battle streamer to flag. RF-101 recon air crafts. President Kennedy speaks. Air force burial ceremony and formation of jets in flight.October 1962.
U.S. military officers prepare to receive General Walter C Sweeney. View of Hangar No 5 at Homestead Air Force Base in background. General Walter C Sweeney arrives at Homestead AFB in Florida. He is greeted by other officers.1962.
United States President John F. Kennedy arrives at the Homestead Air Force Base in Florida, United States, during Cuban Missile Crisis. VC-137C No 26000 plane lands at the runway strip. President Kennedy followed by General Farris Bryant and U.S. Army General Maxwell D. Taylor alight from the plane. The dignitaries greeted welcome by General Thomas Power, General Walter C. Sweeney and civilian dignitaries. President then shakes hands with officers in receiving line. President gets into a convertible and talks to other officers.
United States President John F. Kennedy arrives at the Homestead Air Force Base in Florida, United States, during Cuban crises. Motorcade of President inspects flight line of various aircrafts and crews. President, General Sweeney and others in car look as Lieutenant Robert M. Strickland speaks on microphone. Formation of 24 F-105s and 24 F-84Fs flies in sky and President looks at them.
United States President John F. Kennedy arrives at the Homestead Air Force Base in Florida, United States, during Cuban crises. Motorcade of President inspects flight line of various aircrafts and crews. President's car stops in front of C-119G and then F-104C, The President talks with pilot and crew and returns to the car and inspects line of RF-101s. He then pins streamer on guidon and congratulates Colonel Arthur A. McCardan. He addresses the airmen and crowd over a microphone.
Players prepare for the 1962 baseball season at spring training camps. Members of the New York Yankees run onto field in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. Brief shots of star Yankee pitchers Whitey Ford and Luis Arroyo chatting. Rare shot of Hall of Famer Robin Roberts in Yankee uniform, trying to catch on with New York after being released by Philadelphia Phillies. Shot of rookies Phil Linz and Tom Tresh, both of whom would make the team. Fans in stands applaud as sluggers Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris take swings in the batting cage. Maris and Mantle pose for photographers. Scene shifts to the first training camp of the Houston Colt 45's in Apache Junction, Arizona. The Colt 45s, later renamed the Astros, were one of two new National League teams that year. Manager Paul Richards and coach Harry Craft watch players from dugout. Mountains visible in background as pitchers Jim Umbricht, Bobby Shantz and Dick Ferrell warm up. Third baseman Jim McDaniel fields a ground ball during infield practice. Scene shifts to the San Francisco Giants' training camp in Phoenix Arizona. Harvey Kuenn, Willie Mays, Matty Alou and Felipe Alou pose with bats for the camera. Giants pitchers each take a turn pitching, the last one being former Yankee Don Larsen. Kuenn and Mays lash hits in batting cage. Final scene is in St. Petersburg Florida, where the expansion New York Mets are holding their first spring training. Manager Casey Stengel talks with his coaches and shows off the Mets uniform. Shots of pitchers Roger Craig and Jay Hook throwing. Shots of shortstop Felix Mantilla, second baseman Charlie Neal and first baseman Gil Hodges doing infield practice. Announcer says the Mets' pep "should raise the expectations of New York fans" -- an ironic statement, given the Mets would lose 120 games that year, still a Major League Baseball record.