Footage of the Strategic Air Command forces at Barksdale Air Force Base at DEFCON 2 during the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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Date: October 25, 1962
Original Title: FORCES BUILD-UP, 10/25/1962
Film Type: Color / Silent
Credit: U.S. Air Force
Archival Source: National Archives / 342-USAF / 342-USAF-34534
Transcript / Shot List
Coverage of security guard checking passes and identification cards and patrol guard with sentry dog on duty at Barksdale AFB during the Cuban Crisis. MLS of signs by chain link fence: 46TH COMMUNICATIONS SQUADRON ORDERLY ROOM and 2ND AF RELAY CENTER -- MS & MCU security guard checking airman's pass, then he enters through gate. 87' MLS of entrance to 2nd AF Hqs -- security guard checking passes of two officers in fg. 157' LS & MS of patrol guard and sentry guard walking along perimeter chain-link fence. 233' MCU of sentry dog. 248' MS & MCU of security guard checking passes and identification cards of two airmen -- 2nd AF Headquarters in bg. 312' CU of blouse patch, AP badge and whistle on security guard. 337' SLATE: 25 OCTOBER 1962. FORCES BUILD-UP. BAFB. PETTY.
Barksdale Air Force Base in located near Bossier City, Louisiana.