Film opens with February 1st, 1967 Change of Command Ceremony for Commanders in Chief of U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command (SAC). General John Dale Ryan is assuming command from General Joseph J. Nazzaro. A color guard stands with American flag flanked by flags of Air Force, SAC, units, and award ribbons. A military marching band marches in front of a stage (reviewing stand) where Generals and guests are seated, including Generals Nazarro and Ryan, plus the Commanders of SAC's three Air Forces. Civilian leaders present included Nebraska Governor and Mrs. Norbert Tiemann. Closeup of General Ryan. View of Governor and Mrs. Tiemann standing amongst six Air Force Generals. A traditional ceremony for change of command ensues. The flag of outgoing General Nazzaro is furled and cased and the flag of incoming General Ryan is unfurled and uncased. The flag ceremony completes as the two Generals exchange positions. Views of Generals and guests. Closeup of General Nazzaro.The band plays and marches and a contingent of U.S. airmen march in review. General Nazzaro renders them a parting salute and then he and Ryan shake hands and both turn to greet the Governor and his wife.
Several highlights from the 1967 Senior Bowl football game. A crowd fills the sold-out Ladd Peebles Stadium, in Mobile Alabama, for the Senior Bowl game, matching all star football players from the North and the South. Oregon State's Bob Grim is seen running the ball to pick up 25 yards. North's Quarterback hits Iowa State's Eppie Barney for a touchdown, with 1:13 remaining in the 3rd period. South quarterback Terry Southal, of Baylor, passes to Louisiana State's Dick Redding for a touchdown at the 13:12 mark of the 4th quarter. North's Bob Grim takes handoff and runs from the 40 yard line until pushed out of bounds at the South's 15 yard line. Nebraska's Harry Wilson runs the ball for a touchdown in the 4th Quarter. North beats the South 35 to 15.
(Note:The final North tally came at the very end of the game with a pass from BYU's Virgil Carter to Nebraska's Pete Tatman. Bubba Smith of Mich. State was a monster on Defense and won the MVP award.)
Several scenes of large map of United States of America. Nebraska is outlined and Omaha (Headquarters location of the U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command (SAC) is highlighted. An arrow points a bold dot representing city of Omaha in Nebraska,United States.
Apollo 204 review board at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in United States. Technicians disassemble the scorched upper part of the Apollo 1 module following the tragedy of January 27, 1967.
Apollo 204 review board investigating tragic accident involving Apollo 1 command module.Formal meeting at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in United States. Members in board room discuss matters amongst themselves. Among those seated at the conference table is Colonel Frank Borman, USAF, in civilian clothes. He turns and looks toward the camera. " Secretarial support Board Inquiry" is written on the door of an adjoining room where a staff of administrative and clerical persons are working.
Farms in the Northwestern United States. Animated map shows wheat producing areas in the United States. A tractor plow in operation. Wheat is cut using a harvester. A thresher in operation on a field. Wheat is loaded in a truck. The truck hauls wheat to grain elevators. A box car used to transport wheat to a flour mill. Animation depicts the transportation of wheat to flour mills and then the transportation of flour to the rest of the United States. Animated map shows corn belts in the United States. Corn is harvested on a field. Corn loaded in a tractor is transported. Corn being stocked in silos. Fields of rye in Nebraska. Harvesting of flax and hay. Animated map shows annual rainfall in cultivated areas. A piece of land is plowed. Animated map shows various irrigation projects. Farmers work in a sugar beet field.