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.
Film opens with view of building at Vandenburg Air Force Base, California. Sign on it reads: "1967 SAC Missile Combat Competition." Two Air Policemen stand at building entry next to two American flags. Inside the building, SAC missile crews line up to register. Participants are two combat crews and one target alignment team from each of the six Minuteman and two Titan II Wings. Next, Missile Wing Commanders drew envelopes from the Blanchard Perpetual Trophy Cup, to determine their specific exercise times. Closeup of Wing Commanders seated during the drawing. Closeup of the Blanchard Trophy. Views of Wing Commanders selecting envelopes from the Trophy. Scene shifts to outdoors, where a blue van is parked and a target alignment team of the 308th Strategic Missile Wing, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, is setting up and performing their "aiming" task. Next, a Titan II launch crew from the 308th Wing is seen in white coveralls inside a launch control training facility, working with consoles and computers. scene shifts to competition headquarters, where results are being posted on a large display board. Meanwhile, a Minuteman missile crew, from the 351st Stratgic Missile Wing, Whiteman AFB, Missouri, is seen performing actions in the training facility. A member receives a problem via telephone, and the crew works to solve it. More views of crews at work and scores being posted. View of auditorium where the award ceremony is being conducted on April 7th. General Joseph Nazzaro, CINCSAC, goes to the podium, as the audience rises and applauds. He makes a few congratulatory remarks to all participants and sits back down, as a Colonel prepares to announce the awards. Closeup of Wing Commanders and others in the audience. Three airmen from the 308th Wing pose with awards for best maintenance and best Titan maintenance. 390th Wing members pose with awards for best Titan crew. More awards are presented concluding with the top awards.