Commander, staff, and missile combat officers of the 341st Strategic Missile Wing, begin their day with briefings
Montana United States USA Date:1964 Duration:2 min 35 sec Sound:Yes
View from Helicopter cleared to land at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana. Boys running across a field of tall grass past radar antenna at the base. A boy on a bicycle rides past a Strategic Air Command sign at the base reading "Peace is our Profession." Interior of a command center. An Air Force Senior Master Sergeant working with airmen to maintain status of the 341st Strategic Missile Wing's Minuteman missiles and coordinating their servicing and maintenance. Staff in the unit's command center is called to attention as their Commander, Colonel Rex Dowtin, enters. Colonel Dowtin and his staff officers take seats and listen to their morning briefing, beginning with a report from their weather officer about local conditions. This is followed by reports from other officers about the status of matters in their respective areas of responsibility. Meanwhile at another location, white-clad missile combat officer crews (Captains and Lieutenants) are being briefed by a Lieutenant Colonel who tells them the defense condition (DEFCON) is "4" and issues instructions for the day.
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