Aerial views of the mountains and trees of Yosemite valley, including the granite monolith Half Dome at the eastern end of the valley. Parts of Yosemite National Park near Mariposa California.
A trip to see giant Sequoia Trees or "Sequoia Washingtonia" Giant Forest trees in California's Sequoia National Park. A motorcade of tourists leaves a city hotel for a trip. Open top convertible cars drive through mountainous countryside on dirt roads in California. In the old Gold Rush town of Mariposa the group stops and enters the Mariposa County Courthouse, a mortise-and-tenon Greek Revival courthouse and California's oldest court of law. Sign over entrance reads 'Erected 1854'. A car or vehicle tunnel through a giant Sequoia Tree.
View from a U.S. Marine bunker as enemy shell explodes nearby, during the siege of Khe Sanh in the Vietnam War. The marines firing mortars and a 105mm howitzer from their bunker. Enemy shells exploding on the tarmac, where American Air Force C-130 aircraft are parked. Marines rushing wounded comrades on stretchers, to C-130s for evacuation. Scene shifts to U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel James P. Sheehan, standing at Camp Pendleton, California. (He was a company commander in the siege at Khe Sanh.) As he describes the C-130 aircraft support operations, a contingent of marines marches past, behind him. Scene shifts to a civilian narrator standing in the Military Airlift Command (MAC) Headquarters Command Center at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Among other things, he describes MAC support to the Tactical Air Command in Korea. Camera focuses on MAC air routes in the vicinity of the Philippines, Japan, and Korea. Next, is seen view of airfield at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, briefly at sunset, and then at night, as pilots of the 366th Tactical Fighter Wing and their F-111 aircraft prepare to depart for Korea, in response to border tensions, in August, 1976. Ground crewman directs a taxiing F-111 using lighted wands. The F-111s takes off. One of them is seen landing after the 7 thousand mile flight to Korea, as Major Paul Malandrino,Jr. (unseen) of the 366th Wing, speaks about MAC's airlift support. A C-141 MAC aircraft is seen landing. View of a C-141 with tail doors open and its cargo of military equipment on the ramp behind it. Glimpse of a marine with rifle and earphones, guarding equipment on the airfield ramp. Closeups of F-111 aircraft taking off.
Views of Yosemite Valley from a moving vehicle. Tall trees lining the road. Rock Formations and El Capitan granite monolith against a blue sky.
The southeast face of the "El Capitan" granite monolith in Yosemite National Park. Views of trees in the Yosemite Valley lining the road, and El Capitan emerging from the trees, as seen from a moving vehicle.
Scenes from the U.S. Bicentennial Parade in Washington DC in 1976. Policeman stands with a notepad on the ground. People march with bands, TOOELE written on the back of their shirts. Girls march with flags in their hands. Horse-cart on the ground. People watch the event. Flag on the horse-cart. People pass on the street. Houses in the background. Another horse-cart on the ground. A float decorated with flowers on the street. It carries a car. Policeman speaks on the loudspeaker. Other people in uniform march on the street. A van parked on a field. A man conducts a medical check up in a shack. Flag and dummies on a decorated float.