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.
A report covering the expansion and modernization of U.S. ICBM force, Norton AFB. Minuteman II missile on trailer truck. ICBM crew working around Minuteman II. Minuteman II erected. Test launch of Minuteman II at Cape Kennedy space center in 1964. Missile base under construction at Malmstorm AFB in Montana. Deactivation of first generation Titan I and Atlas D missiles, updating of Atlas for space boosters. Shrouded missile on trailer truck. Animated map of U.S. showing 14 air bases from where Titan I and Atlas D missiles are transferred to Norton AFB in California. Map shows Minuteman I turnover to SAC (Strategic Air Command) at Warren AFB in Wyoming. Minuteman I transfer ceremonies attended by military, state, and local dignitaries. Major General J. L. McCoy speaking at microphone. Minuteman control center building at Norton AFB. General McCoy with other officers discussing in conference. Officers on field looking over drawings for building new missile launch site.
U.S. Air Force (Strategic Air Command) B-52 bombers land back in the U.S. after 6 months deployment in Southeast Asia. United States 306th Bomb Wing planes and crews return back to McCoy Air Force Base in Florida, and those of the 91st Bomb Wing return to Glasgow Air Force Base, in Montana. Both units had been operating out of Andersen Air Force Base, in Guam. The commander of 306th, Colonel Earl L. Johnson steps from the last B-52 to return to McCoy AFB. He meets his daughter and wife. Men take pictures in the background. Officers stand in the a group. He shakes hand with local officials. Crewmen with their luggage. A KC-135 Stratotanker taxis as it brings home ground crews and other support personnel. Relatives of the crewmen wait to meet them. They get off the plane. A banner reads '306th Bomb Wing Reception Center Happy Day'. The airmen enter a hangar and go through customs. The airmen meet their relatives. The scene changes from Florida, to Montana, where the final U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress of 91st Bomb wing arrives at Glasgow Air Force Base. "McNamara's Band," playing kazoos, pot, and other contrived instruments, greets the arrivals. Colonel George Phieffer Jr., Commander of 91st bomb Wing greets his wife and others. Ground crews and other support personnel also meet their families.
Minuteman Missile at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana. United States Air Force officers operate consoles in Minuteman control room. Officer seated on chair, looks at a screen in front of him. Another officer gets up and checks instrument.
Minuteman Missile at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana. Major General W Austin Davis, Ballistic Systems Division Commander, presents large key to Lieutenant General Archie J Odd, 15th Air Force Commander at a ceremony. Photographer takes pictures. Major General W Austin Davis pins badge on Air Force official's uniform and shakes hands with them.
Minuteman Missile at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana. Minuteman Missile in position. Cars drive past the 'Jet Line Inn'. United States Air Force men stand in front of the Inn. Aerial view of the building with its white wall.