Stack of a ship contain sign which reads 'Project Hope Ship'. Medical equipment aboard ship. Man work on a document. Ship at pier. Letters 'HOPE' on side of ship. Ceremony for members of the crew. Officer speaks at microphone. People inspect the ship. Young boys enter room aboard ship. Ship underway in water. Civilians and school boys and girls at pier. VIPs shake hands with members of crew.
Actor Jack Webb speaks from an office decorated with American and U.S. Marine Corps flags and other Marine symbols. With his hand on a world globe, he speaks of America's treaties and agreements with other nations in the world and the importance of the U.S. Navy/Marine Corps in supporting world peace efforts. Scene shifts to Marines on parade heading straight toward and to either side of the camera. More views from various places, of the marching marines. Next, various radar antennas are seen rotating, some on land and some on ships at sea. Two sailors are seen plotting positions of detected things with white grease pencils on a large plexiglass display. A sailor in a communications center hands a report to a Marine standing nearby. The next scene shows the Marine delivering the message to an officer in a command and control center, staffed with Navy and Marine Corps personnel. A Navy Commander stands in front of a large wall map covering the Indian Ocean and bordering land masses. He uses a pointer while briefing an audience of very high ranking officers about places in Southeast Asia, Indonesia and the Philippines. Seated in the front row are Commandant of the Marine Corps, General David M. Shoup. Beside him is Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral George W. Anderson, Jr. They both confer and decide that U.S. Marines should be deployed in this situation. Admiral Anderson questions the briefing officer.
Opening slate attributes film to SEAPC and Jensen (Southeast Asia Pictorial Center/221st Signal Company based in Long Binh and Chris Jensen). U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division troops pass through jungles of A Shau Valley in Vietnam. U.S. 327th Infantry Airborne regiment, 101st Airborne Division troops climb a mountain in a dense jungle. At one point the soldiers have dumped their ruck sacks and left them with the remainder of the company while they went on a short patrol. The troops on patrol in the jungle. The troops walk through high bushes. The troops fire M-79 grenade launchers as part of a recon patrol. Film taken by the Southeast Asia Pictorial Center/221st Signal Company based in Long Binh. Chris Jensen.
Air strike missions in the Southeast Asia. Strafing of military structures as seen from a United States Air Force (USAF) F-100 Super Sabre fighter aircraft piloted by Schroder of the 31st Tactical Fighter Wing, 306th Tactical Fighter Squadron. Aerial view of smoke rising from bomb explosions.
Air strike missions in the Southeast Asia. Release of M-117 bombs from a United States Air Force (USAF) F-100D Super Sabre fighter aircraft piloted by S. Wiggins of the 31st Tactical Fighter Wing, 308th Tactical Fighter Squadron. Aerial view of bomb explosions. Smoke rises from the explosions.
Air strike missions in the Southeast Asia. Aerial view of a napalm bomb explosion on a wooded area as seen from a United States Air Force (USAF) F-100D Super Sabre fighter aircraft piloted by Harold J. Morris of the 31st Tactical Fighter Wing, 308th Tactical Fighter Squadron.