An outline of U.S. military canal defense and base security requirements and future requirements regarding proposed canal relocations in Panama. A U.S. officer conducts a JCS (Joint Chiefs of Staff) briefing in the United States. Maps of the Canal Zone and Panama shows military installations, communications facilities and training areas. An officer points out Quarry Heights, Fort Amador, Howard AFB, Fort Kobbe, Rodman Naval Air Station and Fort Clayton on the map of Panama. An aerial photograph of Quarry Heights which will provide operational support for United States Southern Command Headquarters. An aerial picture of a bridge in Panama City and Quarry Heights in the background. Aerial photographs of Bridge of the Americas, Albrook AFB, Rodman Naval Station, Howard AFB and Fort Amador. An officer briefs. Maps of Fort Sherman and Galeta Island. Aerial photographs of Fort Sherman and Galeta Island.
Guests arrive at Major General William S Graves's house for New Year Day reception in Quarry Heights in Panama. Guests greet each other. They eat and drink in the lawn.
Guests leaving the traditional Commander's New Year's Day reception, at home of Major General William S. Graves, in Quarry Heights, Canal Zone, Panama. General Graves is bidding guests farewell, as they leave the reception.
Aviator Charles Lindbergh in Panama. Lindbergh takes President Rodolfo Chiari Robles, (President of Panama 1924-1928) for a ride over the Canal Zone. President Rodolfo Chiari strapped into the seat in Lindbergh's plane 'Spirit of Saint Louis'. The plane takes off. The plane in flight over Panama City and Balboa. Aerial views of Panama City, Balboa, buildings and the Panama canal zone. The President disembarks from the plane and talks to some officials.
Different places in Panama City, the Republic of Panama. Tower in the ruins of the Cathedral of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción at Panamá Viejo, destroyed by Buccaneer Henry Morgan. A broken bridge. A view of Panama City. Traffic on the streets. Natives on narrow streets in the main city. The Golden Altar in the San Jose Church . The Canal Zone Administration Building on Balboa Heights. A garden in front of the building. Palm trees on either side of the entrance. An
American flag flutters in the breeze.
Colonel Charles Lindbergh along with Major General William S Graves, Commanding General of Canal Zone, Major General Malin Craig and Brigadier General William Cruikshank review troops at United States Army base, Fort Amador in Canal Zone, Panama on January 11, 1928.