USAF training film exhorts AF personnel to pursue physical fitness
United States USA Date:1964 Duration:4 min 33 sec Sound:Yes
Opening scenes are paintings illustrating the physical rigors surmounted by earlier Americans, from the pioneers through World Wars I and II. View of Strategic Air Command B-52 bombers parked on a flight line. Ground crew makes adjustment on advanced cruise missile fastened under a wing. Air Force air traffic controllers in a control tower. An Air Force airman playing with his child. A forklift being employed to move heavy cargo from a flatbed truck. Air Force personnel seated at duty stations with few physical demands. An Airman seated at home passively watching television with a boy (his son). An Air Force Captain, Flight Surgeon, discusses deleterious effects of automation, etc. on physical fitness of service personnel. View of an Air Force male subject being tested on a treadmill, while his vital signs are being constantly monitored. Results from group studies show only 5% in excellent physical condition. The Flight surgeon is seen, again, exhorting Air Force personnel to pursue physical fitness, for themselves, and their country.
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