U.S. Marine Honor Guard in dress uniform stands at attention on the ramp at Naval Air Station Quonset Point, Rhode Island, anticipating the arrival of President John F. Kennedy, and his party. They decide to reposition themselves, and march, at 'trail arms,' toward the camera. Many sailors and other naval personnel and families have turned out to see the President. They are lined up behind a rope across the ramp. Some children are seated on the ground. Camera focuses on some with closeups.Several members of a greeting party stand near steps positioned for placement against Air Force One, when it arrives. Governor John A. Notte, Jr. of Rhode Island strolls across the ramp to where State Rhode Island State Trooper, Robert F. Washburn Jr.(wearing number 18 on his uniform) and others, are standing around a table holding a large silver punch bowl. Trooper Washburn holds a matching silver goblet. A phalanx of photographers stands ready for the arrival. Air Force One lands (It is Douglas VC-118A, serial number 53-3240). White smoke is seen off to the side, as the President's arrival is greeted with cannon salute.
President John F Kennedy's plane arrives at Quonset point in Rhode Island, USA. Plane taxis to parking area. Large crowd gathered. Ramp placed at side of plane. President and Mrs Kennedy and party disembark from plane. They are greeted by an admiral at foot of ramp. Marine Corps flag at the dip. Marine officer in charge of honor guard stands. Marine band plays during president's visit. President and party at attention during the honors. Marine honor guard is inspected by the President. President Kennedy holds bouquet of roses and walks off with party. Crowd waves at President. Photographers take pictures of President Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline Kennedy. Naval personnel and civilians applaud. Mr and Mrs Kennedy board a marine helicopter. Helicopter takes off.
Helicopter lands on ground at Quonset Point in United States. President Eisenhower and his wife disembark the helicopter along with naval aide and other officers. Eisenhower removes his hat and is greeted by a naval officer. Eisenhower and party walk towards the Presidential plane Columbine. They walk up the ramp of the plane. The doorway is closed and the ramp is pushed away. Columbine in the parking area prepares for the take off. Crew pulls cable from the aircraft. Three naval Officers stand by. Navy plane director guides the plane. Columbine taxies for take off.
U.S. President Harry S. Truman on USS Williamsburg in the Atlantic Ocean during his holidays. USS Williamsburg tied up to a buoy. USS Weiss underway. A Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel heads towards the buoy. Truman's guest take sun bath on the deck of USS Williamsburg. The President takes sun bath in a swimming trunk. Truman and Les Biffle on the deck take sun bath. The mast of the ship. The ship crosses a bridge and crosses the Chesapeake Canal. USS Williamsburg tied up to a pier at Quonset Point, Rhode Island. USS Weiss underway.
Desron (Destroyer Squadron) 20 returns from Vietnam. Visitors and dependents at a shipyard in Newport, Rhode Island. The people around a refreshment table on pier no. 1. Some of the visitors and dependents sit on the steps below 'Welcome Home, Desron 20' sign. People look down over the pier from the deck of the USS Arcadia. A woman aboard the USS Arcadia. Part of the pier in the background. The refreshment table in the mid background. Dependents and children on the pier. They wait for the ships. Two women stand next to a large wooden reel of heavy rubberized wire. A brick building in the background. Three children well clothed for the cool weather. A mother and two young daughters on the pier. Dependents behind the roped off area waiting for the ships. USS Charles P Cecil (DD 835) approaches the pier. A quonset hut in the foreground. A mobile crane on the pier. Line handlers take a line from the men aboard the USS Cecil. Women wave. Varied signs held by many people. A young child holding a small balloon in her mother's arm. Some of the dependents applaud. Men on one of the DDs mans the rail, while the ship ties up. A large crowd of dependents on the pier behind roped off area. A man holds a sign reading: 'Welcome Home Johnny'. An officer walks down the pier. USS Brownson (DD-868) approaches in the mid background for tying up with a tug on the starboard side.
Officers point at a map as they brief a mission in a Quonset hut in Attu, Aleutian Island. Crew members enter the class and take their seats. Officers brief them as they take down notes.