Return of forces to Germany III (REFORGER III) in Panzing, Germany. U.S. Lieutenant General Fillmore K. Mearns, Commanding General 7th Corps, briefs spectators. U.S. F-4s helicopter strike on a hill. Napalm explosion on hill. Simulated artillery fire at landing zones. U.S. Army AH-1G Cobra gunship fire at bridge. Spectators and cameramen watch in foreground. U.S. UH-1Ds helicopter bring in troops. Friendly forces attack aggressor forces as helicopter takes off in background. Helicopters lay smoke screen followed by large group of UH-1Ds coming in for landing. U.S. Air Force CH-54 Skycrane brings in replacement bridge.
Return of forces to Germany III (REFORGER III) exercise in Panzing, Germany. Mobile bridge Armored Vehicle Launch Bridge (AVLB) opens at riverbank and span over river. U.S. M-60 tanks and M-113 Armored Personnel Carrier (APCs) cross a bridge. Ambulance crosses the tank. Tanks fired and explosion on ground. Friendly forces in defensive position. Troops run and board U.S. Army UH-1D helicopters. Helicopter takes off. M-113 APCs cross armored vehicle launch bridge.
U.S. 1st infantry Division during exercise Return of forces to Germany III (REFORGER) in Panzing, Germany. U.S. Army General Michael Shannon Davison, Commander in Chief, U.S. Army Europe, addresses a press conference. He states about maneuver of testing and purpose of this exercise. He speaks about planning of Reforger IV. Lieutenant General Charles W. Eifeler, U.S. theater Army Support Command talks to press and spectators. Canadian Brigadier Chinon speaks. German Colonel Ruprecht Von Butler speaks. Generals answer questions about the purpose of exercise and allied formation. They talk about position and process of this exercise. Colonel Ruprecht talks about German view about this exercise. He says that it should be seen totally in military view. Journalists ask about the effectiveness of this exercise in limited terrain and simulated situation. Generals respond and say that this exercise is worthy enough. Colonel Ruprecht talks about political decisions, reduction of forces and balance.
Return of forces to Germany III (REFORGER III) exercise in Germany. U.S. Lieutenant General Fillmore K. Mearns, Commanding General 7th Corps, briefs spectators. U.S. Air Force F-4 Phantom Jets bomb target areas. Explosion on land. Soldiers sit behind sand sacks. Napalm bombs explode in the background. Jets fly over and hit target areas. Huts in a field. 11th October 1971: Explosion on target ares. Explosion on bridge. Smoke rises. Water splashes up. U.S. UH-1D Huey helicopter lands. Soldiers run and lie in prone position. Smoke screen being laid over a hill as large group of Hueys fly by.
President Ronald Reagan addressing people at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany. Large crowd gathers. People stand with the United States flags. Dignitaries on the platform. The flags on the platform. President comes at the podium to give a speech in front of the crowd. Crowd applauds. He talks about the 1971 agreement and that the Eastern and Western part of the city should work together for its overall development. He talks about the removal of the wall, International cooperation and about the air service to Berlin to be made more commercial and easier. He also says that the U.S. is always ready to help Berlin. He suggests programs to be organized for the young citizens of Berlin and that the 1988 Olympics should be organized in Berlin.
Return of forces to Germany III (REFORGER III) exercise in Germany. U.S. Lieutenant General Fillmore K. Mearns, Commanding General U.S. 7th Corps, briefs spectators. U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter land at a bridge site. Friendly forces repair bridge. U.S. Army CH-54 helicopter lower section of a bridge. Friendly force scatter along hillside in defensive positions with rifles at the ready.