Three F-89 aircrafts in formation at Ladd Air Force Base, Alaska. Two F-89s in flight.
Francis Cardinal Spellman Alaska en route to the East to visit U.S. troops. Cardinal Spellman visits various Air Force bases including the Ladd Field. Servicemen greet and receive him. The Cardinal visits Alaskan school children to convey holiday greetings.
Restrospective of the 1954 search for a suitable site for U.S. Air Force testing of ballistic missiles. Coastal area with ocean in the background. Officials look over charts, maps, photographs as they select the site for Vandenberg Air Force Base. In January, 1958, view of building with a sign that reads ' Headquarters, First Missile Division, Strategic Air Command, Vandenberg Air Force Base' Entrance of the headquarters as Major General David Wade walks out. U.S. Air Force officers and airmen attend missile training classes. Airmen work on assembly of Thor missiles . U.S. Air Force officers and airmen operate missile launch consoles in a launch control center. November, 1958, Thor intermediate range missile on a trailer being delivered to Vandenberg Air Force Base. Trailer backs up to the launch pad. December, 16, 1958, the Thor missile on launch pad venting gases. U.S. Air Forces officers at a launch console. The Thor missile is launched. RAF airmen watch missile in flight.
Map of Alaska at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. Arrow pinpoints Kodiak. Arrow pinpoints Elmendorf Air Force Base. A tag reads Arctic circle.
Organizational chart reads CINCAL COMMANDER IN CHIEF, ALASKA at Elmendorf Air Force Base Alaska. Arrow pinpoints AAC, Alaskan Air Command.
Group of pamphlets on table in Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. An airman look at pamphlet titled "ASSIGNMENT ALASKA".