Security Escort procedures for access to unmanned Minuteman Missile sites
United States USA Date:1966 Duration:7 min 35 sec Sound:Yes
Security system and procedures for access to unmanned Minuteman Missile sites of the Strategic Air Command (SAC). Shown are procedures used by Security escort accompanying a maintenance team to a site. View of soldier typing on a typewriter and answering phone at the security dispatch office. The security form, called the 'pre-dispatch security notification' is shown. Military escort receiving codes on a card given to him at the dispatch window is also issued and M-16 rifle with 54 rounds. The military escort, dressed in a winter parka, shows that he knows the lock combination using a simulated lock at the dispatch desk. A separate detail goes through similar measures at a separate dispatch desk. Map shows radio check points that will be used by the escort during the missile maintenance activity. Green M1 Dodge truck driving in the desert to missile silo site. Military escort and maintenance crew dressed in winter coats arrive at chain link fence surrounding missile silo in the desert. They unlock the chain link fence gate. They open ground level security hatch. Soldier at missile command answers phone call from them and authorizes. Close up of combination lock set into the ground of the missile silo. Guard unlocks the combination lock and lifts the tube door cover out of the ground. Soldier wearing winter parka with M16 rifle watches as men open hatches to missile silo and descend into silo to perform maintenance. After procedure, men get into the back of the military truck and leave the missile area. Aerial view of minuteman missile site.
(Note: Narrated by Kemal Amen "Casey" Kasem)
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