'1969 SAC Missile Combat Competition' of USAF Strategic Air Command units in the United States. Seal of '1969 SAC Missile Combat Competition'. An SAC officer speaks on the dais. SAC units disembark an aircraft. A sign reads : 'Welcome, 1969 SAC Missile Combat Competition'. The SAC units enters a building. The personnel receive well wishes. The SAC personnel work on various equipment during the competition. An announcer makes an announcement during the award ceremony. General Bruce K. Holloway, Commander-in-Chief of the SAC speaks. General Holloway congratulates each SAC personnel. The SAC personnel applaud. The award is given for the best maintenance wing and the best minute man wing
Larry McKibben, Iowa representative for the Selective Service Youth Advisory Committee, interrupts the December 1969 draft lottery to read a statement. He claims his statement is written by 14 youth members protesting the removal of the Michigan and Alaska youth delegates after their refusal to draw birth dates for the lottery. The draft lottery continues after the statement is read.
Film begins as Texas takes the field, wearing red warm-up jackets. Stadium appears filled to capacity. Numerous plays in the game are seen throughout the film. A banner draped over a front row railing, in the grandstand, cites 100th anniversary of the NCAA and reads:"Welcome President Nixon." Several police officers are seen in that vicinity. Scoreboard shows Arkansas ahead 14 to nothing (after third quarter). Numerous shots of the crowd in the stands, but none showing the President or his party. As the game nears the end, some spectators appear to be covering up because of a light rain. (Note: In the 4th quarter, Texas rallied to win the game 15 to 14.)
Narrator Lee Marvin standing on a seashore. U.S. astronauts heading to their capsule for launch on mission to first man on the moon. Launch service structures falling away, as rocket launch is completing countdown in launch of Saturn V rocket carrying Apollo 11 mission to the moon. View of Mission Control operations center during Apollo 11. Glimpse of the earth from the moon and sound of Neil Armstrong on radio to Houston Control Center, "Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed." View shifts to Houston Control Center. View of the Lunar Module, Eagle, descending and landing on the moon surface, July 20, 1969. Next, a view of Neil Armstrong descending ladder from the Lunar lander and taking the first step onto the moon by a human, and then moving about on the lunar surface, on July 21, 1969. View of seashore, again, where birds are walking on the wet sand. Flock of birds flying above breaking surf. Aerial view of Hoover Dam. A road being built in rugged wilderness. View of the Panama Canal. Aerial view from helicopter flying very close to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
The December 1, 1969 Draft Lottery for the year 1970 is held at the United States Selective Service headquarters in Washington, D.C. The draft lottery is led by General Lewis B. Hershey, Selective Service Director. The ceremony begins with a benediction, and then an official pours slips of paper containing birth dates into a glass bowl. Congressman Alexander Pirnie of New York draws the first birth date. He declares the date, September 14, and another man pastes the birth date next to a number on a board. Members of the Selective Service Youth Advisory Committee draw additional birth dates and the board is filled out with the draft sequence.
The Selective Service System (SSS) holds a draft lottery in 1969. The Lottery selection system chooses soldiers for induction into the Vietnam War. Members of the Selective Service Youth Advisory Committee participate in the draft, choosing birth dates from a glass bowl. The dates are read aloud and posted on the draft board. One young man protests by flashing a Peace sign with his fingers every time he chooses a draft number.