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*** its been brought to my attention that some of the embedded movies are not downloading when opening this blog. There are literally hundreds of embed movies and they are there, So please reload the blog and you will find your movie or picture that did not load, Contact the Fallout Shelter Warden @ falloutshelternyc@gmail.com we are still down here waiting and since TRUMP became POTUS it won't be long....
THE LAYOUT OF THIS BLOG IS ODD , PUNCUATION AND SPELLING HAVE SUFFERED AS MOST OF THIS BLOG WAS DONE ON A TABLET AND CELL PHONE, YOU CAN BE AN ELITIST AND SAY ITS THE WORK OF A CHILD OR YOU CAN ENJOY IT. THE VARIOUS POSTS YOU WILL SEE ARE SEMI PERMANENT, MOSTLY THE FILMS,THE MONTHLY POSTINGS ARE LOCATED MID WAY DOWN AS YOU SCROLL TOWARDS THE BOTTOM, USE THE DIRECTORY OF POSTS TO FIND A PARTICULAR POST AND IT WILL BE FOUND MIDWAY DOWN AS YOU SCROLL DOWN TOWARDS THE PERMANENT DECLASSIFIED ATOMIC FILM COLLECTION. IT IS A LITTLE DIFFICULT TO NAVIGATE BUT THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF POSTS ON LOCAL NEW YORK / LONG ISLAND ATOMIC HISTORY LOTS OF ATOMIC AGE ART AND PROPAGANDA, NEVER SEEN ATOMIC KITSCH AND MORE! BE PATIENT, USE THE POST DIRECTORY, SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM TO SEE IT ALL AND YOU WILL BE REWARDED WITH A TRIP UNDERGROUND IN FALLOUT SHELTER NYC , AND PLEASE FEEL FREE TO LEAVE COMMENTS, ENJOY, SHELTER WARDEN0910

FALLOUT SHELTER NYC TABLE OF CONTENTS-CHECK OLD POSTS FOR EXCELLENT IMAGES AND NEVER SEEN ATOMICA!!

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WELCOME- THIS BLOG HAS MANY POSTS THAT CAN BE FOUND ABOVE IN THE TABLE OF CONTENTS, I TRY TO ADD THINGS MONTHLY SO ALWAYS CHECK BACK. THE MAIN SECTION OF FALLOUT SHELTER NYC DOES START HERE AND YOU CAN SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE AND FIND DOZENS OF DECLASSIFIED NUCLEAR TEST MOVIES AND CIVIL DEFENSE FEATURES, THERE ARE LOTS OF POSTS TO GO THROUGH AND YOU WILL FIND SOMETHING GUARANTEED THAT WILL HAVE YOU COMING HERE MORE, SO DECONTAMINATE ,FIND YOUR BEDDING AREA AND RECEIVE YOUR SHELTER RATIONS WHO KNOWS HOW LONG YOU WILL BE HERE FOR.

Monday, March 28, 2011

NYC OPERATION ALERT 1955 (VIDEO)

GREAT NEWSREEL ON THE OPERATION ALERT
AIR RAID DRILL OF 1955 - THIS OPENS WITH US GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS  IN FLIGHT FROM WASHINGTON AS A NUCLEAR ATTACK IS UNDERWAY ON THE UNITED STATES KEEPING WITH THE CONTINUITY OF US GOVERNMENT EVEN THE PRESIDENT WAS EVACUATED TO WHAT IS NOW KNOWN AS MOUNT WEATHER AND IT SHOWS POLICE AND CIVIL DEFENSE HERDING NEW YORKERS INTO SUBWAY STATIONS AROUND 42nd STREET  AS CITY BUSES AND ALL TRAFFIC IS STOPPED DURING THE DRILL THE OUTCOME.... NYC LOST 4 MILLION RESIDENTS FROM THE HYDROGEN BOMBS DROPPED ON NYC, FUNNY THE WHOLE COUNTRY PARTICIPATED AND THE ONLY PLACE THEY MENTION AS GETTING NUKED WAS NEW YORK? FIGURES...........****for more info on operation alert see older posts****


Thursday, March 24, 2011

PROPAGANDA No.14

***Note-the placement of the hypocenter was as is. FS6 did not alter the original document (it is a little odd where it is placed??) 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Fallout Shelters Around NYC VOL. 1

FALLOUT SHELTERS OF
NYC
EVENTUALLY I WILL TRY AND FIND THE SHELTER LOCATION ,CAPACITY,WHEN IT
WAS ENTERED AS IN SERVICE, DID THE CIVIL DEFENSE ADD SUPPLIES AND
THE CONDITION IT IS IN TODAY. IF YOU HAVE A SHELTER YOU WOULD LIKE
TO SEE FEATURED CONTACT FALLOUT_SHELTER_NYC

FALLOUT SHELTERS OF
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

CIVIL DEFENSE No.9 ( CIVIL DEFENSE AND CIVIL DEFENSE URBAN SEARCH AND RESCUE TRUCKS) 1955 - 1969






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THE VARIOUS TYPES OF COLD WAR ERA CIVIL DEFENSE RESCUE SQUADS JEEP,INTERNATIONAL,GMC,REO



































CHICAGO's LARGE CIVIL DEFENSE FORCE THE HISTORY OF CHICAGO CIVIL DEFENSE CAN BE FOUND ONLINE

















THIS MILITARY VEHICLE PURCHASED WITH FCDA FUNDS FROM THE 50/50 PURCHASE DEAL HAD TO DISPLAY A FCDA PROGRAM STICKER AND THAT IS THE YELLOW SQUARE WITH CD LOGO BEHIND FRONT TIRE, MULVANE, KANSAS ALSO HAD A VERY LARGE CIVIL DEFENSE PROGRAM



PLEASE VISIT CIVILDEFENSEMUSEUM.COM FOR LOTS OF GREAT INFO ON COLD WAR CIVILDEFENSE!






THIS CIVIL DEFENSE RESCUE TRUCK SEEMS TO BE A ANTI-COMMUNIST PROP WITH THE 1950s INVASION USA MOVIE BEING SHOWN INSIDE THE THEATRE AND ADVERTISED ON THE SIDES OF THE TRUCK, THE MOVIE IS ABOUT A COMMUNIST TAKE OVER OF THE UNITED STATES MORE INFO ABOUT THE MOVIE CAN BE FOUND ON CONELRAD.COM A SITE THAT IS VERY HIP TO COLDWAR PROPAGANDA AND WE THINK ITS ONE OF THE BEST ATOMIC ARCHIVES IN THE WORLD CHECK IT OUT!

Monday, March 7, 2011

USAF (SAC) NOBODY WINS A NUCLEAR WAR BUT SUCCESS IS POSSIBLE (1958) PART 1

This USAF training  film was made to illustrate the step by step planning a Nuclear Attack by a unnamed country but every map and chart just happens to show the Soviet Union although i do not think it is mentioned once . This film series is quite long and to save time and space we are posting the first reel and if any Fallout Shelter NYC fans like the preview we will post it in its entirety , REEL ONE shows SAC underground and it's operations then after discussing the SAC Mission it goes on to show how well and prepared all units are if a soviet strike was inbound and the rest is how the USAF and other Military assetts would fight a Nuclear War with the Soviet Union, Classic and a real gem of Cold War Propaganda . Who the movie was made for and why it was hidden away for so long is a mystery but it is making its rounds around the Internet so please watch and leave a Comment if you want to see more!  


THE SECOND EMBED IS A FOUR MINUTE CLIP OF THE ATTACK PORTION AND THE ORDER TO GO TO DEF CON ONE EMBEDDED FROM YOU TUBE






One Of the most important Information Sites on the Internet and the Place to go for Research, of  United States Government Documents that deal with Cold War secrets that have been hunted down by some of this countries greatest Scholars in a quest to shed light on how Dangerous and Decieving Big Government can be is The National Security Archive at George Washington University's Nuclear VaultAn independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University, the Archive collects and publishes declassified documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. The Archive also serves as a repository of government records on a wide range of topics pertaining to the national security, foreign, intelligence, and economic policies of the United States. The Archive won the 1999 George Polk Award, one of U.S. journalism's most prestigious prizes, for--in the words of the citation--"piercing the self-serving veils of government secrecy, guiding journalists in the search for the truth and informing us all. The Archive obtains its materials through a variety of methods, including the Freedom of Information act, Mandatory Declassification Review, presidential paper collections, congressional records, and court testimony. Archive staff members systematically track U.S. government agencies and federal records repositories for documents that either have never been released before, or that help to shed light on the decision-making process of the U.S. government and provide the historical context underlying those decisions.



Saturday, March 5, 2011

Suffolk County Built The Jets Of The Cold War (1957)


The  Aircraft Companies that built the Aircraft that won 2 World Wars  was primarily built here on Long Island Nassau and Suffolk county had space to build ,test and fly all sorts of Aircraft and the local population supplied the workers, Grumman , Republic, Fairchild,Gyrodyne,Douglas , Etc had operations on Long Island and the airbases and airfields were here also as it was convenient to already crowded NYC Long Islands Potato fields provided lots of room. Just about any Long Islander who has lived here at least 4 decades had family who worked at any one of these aircraft suppliers, My Grandmother Was "Rosie The Riveter" For Republic (not actually rosie just a Female worker) since all the men were fighting the war and my Grandfather worked at Grumman and was directly involved with the "Lunar Module" for the first Moon Landing, and Went on to build F-14 "TOMCATS" carrier  based Jet Aircraft . Everybody had family or Relatives that worked at one of the aircraft companies or Defense Contractors during the Cold War. Jet aircraft were a common sight during the years after WW2 and through the 1970's i remember seeing many military aircraft being tested out over the Atlantic Ocean.The jet pictured is a Republic "Thunder Streak" Built during the late 1950's. and is one of the cold war jet fighters that could dogfight and carry Atomic Ordnance if the need arose. The hole that the Avionics Field left when Defense money was being spent on the prediction that since the Cold War ended wars would be small engagements and special forces type actions. One by one these companies shutdown, moved to cheaper areas of the US,or downsized and built something non defense related. Long Island never fully recovered when the big avionics industries left and as a home framer in the early 1990's out building homes near Calverton Naval Weapon  Plant Grumman which was closing down by the end of summer we had daily airshows as the planes left or were repaired there moved on. The pilots would good naturedly would buzz us and dip their wings and wave some who were testing the jets stopped by the work site to talk and let us know they would fly by again, These pilots were genuinely sad knowing a era had come to a end, A lot of good came from the end of the Cold War great times to live in, But you could not feel that we all would be missing the sight and presence of these great Jet Aircraft that won wars. Now what was the Birth place of some of the worlds best aircraft and Space craft laid open to developers and to the decay of abandonment and they also are gone bulldozed and malls built on their place and if you did not know what history once existed in that space you would never know.






























THE LAST OF THE 24hr ALERT CREWS USAF STRATEGIC MISSILE WINGS


















The United States Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile system is a very interesting subject and a Cold War Product, During the last Great War of 1939-1945 the missile made its history as a weapon of war and not of peace. What most remember is the V-Rocket program directed by a ardent Nazi Werner Von Braun. Von Braun and his team built rockets for germany during Germany's 1000 yr Reich, These missiles were to inflict damage on England for allowing Allied forces to marshal and prepare on their island. In a very deep mine in Germany the quest for a high tech weapon of the future took place as allied bombers HAMMERED the German war machine and it's people the V-1 or Buzz Bomb would launch off a rail horizontal and make its way to England with a conventional high explosive . Sounding like a cross between a Volkswagen Beetle and Bee the pulsing engine would cut out and drop down on London with no particular target. The English were terrified since it hit at random and it created an effective type of propaganda sending Britons into fear, RAF Spitfires were able to shoot down Hundreds chasing them out over the channel. The fact that the Germans were able to keep sending more without letting up led to a very frazzled nation, Von Brauns team kept on refining this weapon and improving it by coming out with the V-2 a rocket more like todays rockets . The rocket had gyroscopes and launched in a up right position and were aimed at england plus they packed a very heavy punch and were fast. When the end of the Reich came 9oo and something years early Von Braun made for the American troops and even though a SS member and ardent Nazi he and his team were sanitized through "OPERATION PAPERCLIP" the american use of important Nazis no matter their war duties. Other Germans wound up with the russians. As soon as the War ended the Cold War (a name coined in a article by  The Author of "1984" George Orwell ) started. Russia Communist and America Capitalists fire and ice the new conflict started . Russians worried about the new bomb that the US Military controlled and went to work creating one and exploded theirs in 1949. The world shuddered as the US worried about the Godless Barbarians that would come over the North Pole attacking US city's . In 1951 a defensive missile went in to Testing known as "NIKE" and with the advent of THERMONUCLEAR weapons the size of these weapons went from car size down to a piece of luggage and fitting them atop a rocket was feasible, The Redstone Arsenal had Von Braun working on Rockets and the next 10 years saw the rapid expansion of rockets with ranges over 2000 miles plus the Nike program started in 1945 and was operational in 1954.  Russia was nipping at America's heels tit for tat and work on a operational ICBM was priority .The Russians were first at Exploding a Hydrogen Bomb ,The first at creating a ICBM, the first to put a Satellite into orbit known as Sputnik. American morale was at an all time low as  American citizens listened to the beep-beep-beep as Sputnik  passed over. To add to our embarrasment the Russians far behind in their Bomber Wings pulled probably one of the best cover ups in history. During the 1955 May Day festivities and parade held  in moscow. The American Intelligence was floored to see the amount of Long Range Bombers  Spies and Military Intelligence  agents  reported this information. What they really had was (10)  and they flew over the reviewing stands six or more times creating an illusion. The american rocket program was slowly moving along when news of SPUTNIK hit the Redstone Arsenal at Huntsville Alabama, Rocket programs stepped it up and the United States put their first Satellite into orbit  a year later , The ICBMs tested and deployed were the Atlas, Titan, Minuteman , The first ICBMS, Atlas were operational at Vandenberg AFB and R&D on all ICBMS was getting results .at this time The US Army  ARADCOM ( Army Air Defense Command) had 88 NIKE Ajax sites around US cities and 173 NIKE  Hercules  the latter carried a Anti - Aircraft Nuclear warhead and the NIKE Zuess was the first to shoot down a ICBM from Thousands of miles away shooting a bullet with a bullet, At this time the US Navy Submarine forces successfully launch "POLARIS" a Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile , And that led the way for the United States Navy Submarine Forces to develop the ability to carry larger warheads and MIRVS and proved to be a crucial part of the US Nuclear Triad and a very Important Assett  other upgrades occured and now these sophisticated Machines carry enough Nuclear  ICBMS That just one Sub carries MORE explosive weapons then all the bombs that were used in world war two.The first USAF Continental Air Defense Commands  "BOMARC" Missile Squadron at McGuire AFB becomes operational in the late 1950's (THIS IS FOLLOWED BY  THE SIXTH AIR DEFENSE MISSILE SQUADRON AT SUFFOLK COUNTY AFB 1959) Werner Von Braun helped the Scientists and Engineers at the Redstone Arsenal and the Atlas and Titan were upgraded 2or3 times,  and Minuteman ICBMS were perfected. As the 1960s came a new President with visions of greatness for this nation put down on the table in 1962 that we would be walking on the Moon by the end of the decade. This was a bold bet but Von Braun and his team of scientists took the challenge and after building the implements of war his boyhood dream would come true and he nailed it by building rockets that would land men on the moon in 1969, this only was possible since we worked so hard and long on building vehicles to carry Nuclear Devices 6500 miles. Von Braun  could fit a warhead on the top of a rocket and now he was building rockets that would carry  men as a payload,this challenge proved to be no problem. America is safe thanks to these men who defended our nation and worked night and day designing weapons that proved to have peaceful purposes as well. for more info on the ICBM Program and continental missile air defense click on the above title.                                             

FALLOUT SHELTER WARDEN INFORMATION

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NYC / Long Island/Suffolk County, New York Air Defense Sector - Suffolk County and Metropolitan New York City, United States
around NYC and Long Island and see the signs black and yellow triangles pointing down to represent Atomic Fallout, some people don't even know about its meaning , The cold war was far from cold, L.I. had Nuclear Missiles and Nuclear weapons on armed Interceptor aircraft to stop soviet bombers from dropping atomic bombs on NYC and the Defense Industry on L.I.. This And The Civil Defense, The Armed Defense, and The Other Side Of The Fence, This Is History That Can Not be Lost so this blog will try To tell the stories of a dark time, When sirens would howl and we would all await most likely the end underground in places marked with Fallout Shelter Signs, buried beneath the rubble of the buildings above us or be Incinerated in Firestorms , Other Than That Fallout Shelter NYC brings The Local Cold War History in Film, Pictures, Stories, Civil Defense Pics ,Films other Media, Lots Of Propaganda And even Declassified USAF & DOD Films On everything They Detonated Or Trained For Excellent Stuff! So Settle In, Grab A Survival Biscuit, read the posts watch the films and enjoy the Shelter! please write me at falloutshelternyc@gmail.com

(1968) USAF SURVIVE TO FIGHT ATOMIC WEAPON HITS ADC BASE JETS SCRAMBLE INTERCEPT SOVIET ATTACKERS

THIS IS A CLASSIC UNITED STATES AIR FORCE TRAINING FILM THAT IS BASED ON SURVIVABILITY OF USAF BASE OPERATIONS IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES AFTER A NUCLEAR ATTACK,BASES LIKE THIS ONE WERE SCATTERED THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES DURING THE COLD WAR PERIOD THE AMOUNT OF PRESSURE AND RESPONSIBILITY THESE MEN HAD HAD HANDLING NUCLEAR WEAPONS THAT WERE USED ON INTERCEPTOR AIRCRAFT ,THE # AM SCRAMBLES INTO THE WINTER NIGHT NOT KNOWING IF THIS WAS FOR REAL AS BASE AIRCRAFT PEELED OUT LAUNCHING IN PAIRS SC REAMING INTO THE WINTER NIGHT WAITING FOR WORD OF WHAT WAS GOING ON. THE AIRMEN AT THESE BASES KNEW ANY ATTACK ON THE US THEY WOULD BE AMONG THE FIRST TO KNOW AND FIRST TO GO WHILE THE COMMUNITIES OUTSIDE THE GATES NEVER KNEW HOW CLOSE THEY WERE TO WAR AS THE BASES WENT TO DIFFERENT DEFCON LEVELS, THIS WAS NOT INFORMATION FOR THE PUBLIC. THE FILM STARTS AT NIGHT AND THE SAC AIR DEFENSE COMMAND LAUNCHES ITS F-101 INTERCEPTOR AIR CRAFT AND PREPARES TO RIDE OUT A NUCLEAR STRIKE AS CONFIRMATION OF INCOMING MISSILES IS CONFIRMED. THANKS TO A CLIMATE OF GUARDED DEFENSE THE AIR FORCE BASE IS ABLE TO BUILD DEFENSIVE AND SHELTER FACILITIES TO SURVIVE AND FIGHT AND AS A NUCLEAR DETONATION IS CONFIRMED ON BASE THE AIR FORCE BEGINS TO DEAL WITH THE PROBLEMS SO ITS AIR WING CAN COME BACK AND RE-ARM AND RE-FUEL A GREAT SUBJECT THAT U.S. MILITARY FORCES HAD TO PLAN FOR AND TRAIN AND THIS FILM SHOWS WHAT THEY EXPECTED, THE REAL QUESTION IS IT REALISTIC IN ITS EXPECTATION? THE ONE THING IS THAT IT IS PRICELESS THAT THE USAF MADE THIS TRAINING FILM AND ITs QUOTES LIKE "HAVE NO UMBRELLAS,IF IT STARTS TO RAIN WE WILL LET YOU KNOW." AND "YOU CALL US BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T WE WILL BE CALLING YOU" WEIRD,.. BUT STILL GREAT PROPAGANDA!FILMED AT A SAC AIR DEFENSE INTERCEPTOR BASE LOCATED IN OXNARD, OXNARD AFB CALIFORNIA 1967 THIS IS BASICALLY WHEN CLOSING OF SAC ADC BASES WAS GOING ON ALL OVER (SUFFOLK COUNTY AFB LONG ISLAND NEW YORK) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE NYC AREA FOR MOST OF THE COLD WAR.DURING 1968- EARLY 1970s MOST OF THESE AIR FORCE ADC UNITS WENT OVER TO FIGHT IN VIETNAM AND THAILAND AS FORWARD AIR CONTROL AND MUNITION LOADERS FOR USAF STRIKE PLANES USING IRON BOMBS INSTEAD OF ATOMIC MUNITIONS BOMBING NVA BASES AND NORTH VIETNAM AND THE ADC PILOTS AND BACKSEATERS WENT OVER ALSO, TO ME THESE GUYS REALLY SERVED THEIR COUNTRY PLUS ONE AND DESERVE BIG RESPECT , MY HATS OFF TO THE USAF AIRMEN OF ADC/SAC AND VIETNAM/THAILAND/LAOS

DEFCON THE ULTIMATE NUCLEAR WAR SIMULATION

NYC EMERGENCY BROADCAST PLEASE STAND BY FOR OFFICIAL INFORMATION (1980-1984)

USAF/SAC AT DEFCON ONE AND CONFIDENCE IS HIGH! "EXECUTIVE DESCISION" USAF'S NUCLEAR POSTURE

PROBABLY THE MOST TELLING STORY OF USAF MIGHT AND POWER AS WAR IS UNLEASHED ON THE AGRESSOR NATION WHO IS LATER IDENTIFIED TO BE THE SOVIET UNION, THE STOCK FOOTAGE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS BEING DROPPED BY B-47 STRATOJETS and B-52 BOMBERS ARE FROM ONCE CLASSIFIED USAF NUCLEAR TEST OPS. MOST OF THIS ENTIRE FILM IS FROM CLASSIFIED WARPLANS AND SPECIAL OPERATIONS, THIS HOMAGE TO SAC AND STRATEGIC AIR COMMANDS DEDICATION TO MISSION IS A JEWEL AND FROM A TIME WHERE THE WORLD WAS A TINDERBOX READY FOR SOMEONE TO STRIKE THE SPARK AND IGNITE A WORLDWIDE NUCLEAR CONFLAGRATION WHERE LIFE MOST LIKELY WOULD OF WENT THE WAY OF THE DINOSAUR AND ONLY MILLIONS OF YEARS LATER A FOSSILIZED REMAINS OF MAN WOULD BE DISCOVERED BY THE NEXT GENERATION THAT CAME FROM THE ASHES OF THE OLD, THIS FILM IS NOT KNOWN IF IT WAS EVER SEEN OR VIEWED OTHER THAN A HANDFUL OF HIGH RANKING USAF OFFICERS, SEE THE DESCRIPTION AND INFORMATION FROM THE NUCLEAR VAULT.COM --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "The Power of Decision" may be the first (and perhaps the only) U.S. government film dramatizing nuclear war decision-making. Commissioned by the Strategic Air Command in 1956, the film has the look of a 1950s TV drama, but the subject is the ultimate Cold War nightmare. By the end of the film, after the U.S. Air Force has implemented war plan "Quick Strike" following a Soviet surprise attack, millions of Americans, Russians, Europeans, and Japanese are dead. The narrator, a Colonel Dodd, asserts that "nobody wins a nuclear war because both sides are sure to suffer terrible damage." Despite the "catastrophic" damage, one of the film’s operating assumptions is that defeat is avoidable as long as the adversary cannot impose its "will" on the United States. The film’s last few minutes suggest that the United States would prevail because of the "success" of its nuclear air offensive. Moscow, not the United States, is sending out pleas for a cease-fire. The conviction that the United States could prevail was a doctrinal necessity because Air Force leaders assumed the decisiveness of air power. The founding fathers of the U.S. Air Force came out of World War II with an unshakeable, if exaggerated, conviction that the strategic bombing of Germany and Japan had been decisive for the Allied victory and that air power would be crucial in future conflicts. (Note 1) The film’s title: "Power of Decision" embodies that conviction. The title itself is a reference to a 1948 statement by General George C. Kenney, the Strategic Air Command’s first commander-in-chief: "A war in which either or both opponents use atomic bombs will be over in a matter of days...The Air Force that is superior in its capability of destruction plays the dominant role and has the power of decision." (Note 2) A confident statement made by one of the characters, General "Pete" Larson, near the close of reel 6 flows from that assumption: the Soviets "must quit; we have the air and the power and they know it." The story begins with Colonel Dodd, standing in the underground command post of the "Long Range Offense Force" (oddly, the Strategic Air Command is never mentioned by name). Dodd discusses the Force’s strike capabilities, its mechanisms for keeping track of its strategic assets, and its war plans. That hundreds of bombers, based in U.S. territories and overseas bases, are ready to launch at a moment’s notice is the "surest way to prevent war." Dodd does not think that the Soviets are likely to strike, but if deterrence fails and the Soviets launch an attack, "this is what will happen." What "happens" is the initial detection by U.S. air defense network of the approach of Soviet bombers over the Arctic Circle. That leads to General Larson’s decision to launch the SAC alert force under plan "Quick Strike"; airborne and nuclear-armed alert bombers fly toward the Soviet periphery, but stay at position until they receive an attack order (this was the concept of "Fail Safe" or "Positive Control" although those terms were not used in the film). About an hour after the alert force is launched, General Larson receives reports of attacks on U.S. bases, followed by more information on Soviet nuclear attacks on cities and military bases in Japan and Western Europe. "That does it," General Turner (one of Larson’s deputies) exclaims. He soon receives a call on the red phone from the Joint Chiefs, who with the President, are in a protected command post. The president has ordered the execution of "Quick Strike," releasing bombers and missiles to strike the Soviet Union. This simultaneous bomber-missile "double punch" is aimed at "all elements of [Soviet] air power" [bomber bases] along with "war making and war sustaining resources," which meant strikes on urban-industrial areas and urban populations. To depict the undepictable, the film’s producers use stock footage of nuclear tests and missile and bomber launches. Once it is evident that the Soviets have launched a surprise air attack, Colonel Dodd observes that "By giving up the initiative, the West must expect to take the first blow." This statement is not developed, but for Air Force planners, "initiative" meant a preemptive attack or a first strike. By the early 1950, senior military planners and defense officials had begun considering the possibility of pre-emptive attacks on the basis of strategic warning; that is, if the United States intelligence warning system collected reliable information on an impending Soviet attack, decision-makers could approve strikes against Soviet military forces to disrupt it. Consistent with this, Strategic Air Command war plans assumed "two basic modes" for executing strike plans [See Document One below]. () One was retaliation against a surprise attack; the other "plan was based on the assumption that the United States had strategic warning and had decided to take the initiative." The SAC strike force would then be "launched to penetrate en masse prior to the enemy attack; the main target would be the enemy’s retaliatory capability." In the last part of reel 6, Air Force intelligence briefings review the destruction of the Soviet military machine, including destruction of air bases, weapons storage centers, and government control centers, among other targets. "Target M," presumably Moscow, has "been destroyed" by a nuclear weapon which struck 300 yards from the aiming point. The Soviet attack has done calamitous damage to the United States, with 60 million casualties, including 20 million wounded, but evidence was becoming available of the "success" of the U.S. air offensive. The Soviet Air Force has been reduced to a handful of aircraft, it had stopped launching nuclear strikes outside of its territory, and SACEUR [Supreme Allied Commander Europe] reports the "complete disintegration of resistance" by Soviet ground forces. Moreover, cease-fire requests are coming in from the Soviets. In this context, General Larson’s certainty that the "Soviets must quit" conveyed prevailing assumptions about the value of strategic air power. Around the time when "The Power of Decision" as being produced, a statement by SAC Commander-in-Chief General Curtis LeMay made explicit what was implicit in Larson’s observation. In an address before the Air Force’s Scientific Advisory Board in 1957 [see Document Two], LeMay argued that U.S. strategic forces could not be an effective deterrent unless they were "clearly capable of winning under operational handicaps of bad weather and no more than tactical warning." And by winning, LeMay said he meant "achieving a condition wherein the enemy cannot impose his will on us, but we can impose our will on him." Larson’s statement about control of the air dovetailed exactly with LeMay’s assumptions about winning. Little is known about the production and distribution of "The Power of Decision," or even if it was actually shown. According to the history of the Air Photographic and Charting Service for January through June 1957, on 28 May 1956, the Strategic Air Command requested the service to produce the film, which would be classified Secret. SAC leaders may have wanted such a film for internal indoctrination and training purposes, to help officers and airmen prepare themselves for the worst active-duty situation that they could encounter. Perhaps the relatively unruffled style of the film’s performers was to serve as a model for SAC officers if they ever had to follow orders that could produce a nuclear holocaust. In any event, the script for "Power of Decision" was approved on 10 May 1957 and a production planning conference took place on 29 May 1957. The contract productions section of the Air Photographic and Charting Service was the film’s producing unit. The next step was to find actors with security clearances because even the synopsis of the film was classified secret (although later downgraded to "official use only"). As the Air Force was not in the business of hiring actors, the production unit engaged the services of MPO Productions, a New York-based firm which produced commercials and industrial films. [References to MPO, Inc. are on the index cards and on "The End" frame at the close of reel 6]. What happened next, when the work on the film was completed, SAC’s assessment of the project, and whether, when, or where the film was shown, cannot presently be determined, although the information may be in the living memories of participants or viewers from those days. Note: The relatively poor quality of this digital reproduction reflects the condition of the original reels as turned over to the National Archives by the Air Force.

PROPAGANDA No.2 "Your New Sound Of Freedom"

PROPAGANDA  No.2 "Your New Sound Of Freedom"
PUBLISHED FOR BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE MISSION OF THE USAF AIR DEFENSE COMMAND AND THATS TARGETED FOR LONG ISLANDERS WHO LIVED NEAR SUFFOLK COUNTY AIR FORCE BASE IT WAS A PRIMARY ADC SQUADRON THAT WAS TO INTERCEPT ANY SOVIET BOMBERS OR OTHER UNIDENTIFIED AIRCRAFT OF UNKNOWN ORGIN, SUFFOLK AFB BECAME PRIMARY WHEN FLOYD BENNET FIELD CLOSED AND CEASED OPERATIONS, THE CONVAIR F102-F-106 DELTA DART AND DAGGER WERE THE MAIN INTERCEPT AIRCRAFT FROM 1958-62 WHEN THE USAF DECIDED TO USE THE F-101 VODOO ALL WEATHER INTERCEPTOR, THE F-102-106 WAS USED BY THE USAF AT SUFFOLK AS WELL AS MANY OTHER AIRCRAFT THAT WOULD COME THROUGH THE AIRBASE, EARLY POSTS ON THIS BLOG HAS NUMEROUS PHOTO'S OF THESE DART LIKE AIRCRAFT AT THE BASE, THE EARLIER AIRCRAFT WERE F-86 SABRES AND THEY WERE PHASED OUT IN 1958, THERE WERE A FEW LOST AIRCRAFT OUT OF SUFFOLK AND EVEN A FALCON AIR TO AIR MISSILE AND THE INFAMOUS 1966 "STRANGE LIGHTS MOVING AT HIGH SPEEDS OVER THE SOUTH SHORE OF LONG ISLAND" THE AD WAS TO DEFEND THE MISSION OF THESE AFB'S LOCATED IN SUBURBS AROUND THE U.S. WHO HAD THE JOB OF SCRAMBLING AND GREET ANY UNIDENTIFIED RADAR CONTACT.THROUGH THE END OF WORLD WAR 2 UP UNTIL 1970 THE STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND HAD THESE BASES SCATTERED AROUND MAJOR CITIES AND VITAL US DEFENSE CONTRACTORS, SINCE THESE AIR WINGS WERE ON ALERT THEY FLEW OUT CONSTANTLY AND 6-7 IN FORMATION FLYING LOW IS LOUD SO SUBURBAN AMERICA COMPLAINED ABOUT THE NOISE AND THE USAF AND CONVAIR STARTED A ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN TO INFORM AND EDUCATE JUST HOW IMPORTANT THAT SOUND IS. AND HOW LUCKY WE ARE TO HERE IT. DURING THE 1970s to PRESENT USAF/ADC AND OTHERB MILITARY BASES WERE CLOSED BY THE HUNDREDS, IMAGINE A CITY LIKE NEW YORK HAS NO AIR DEFENSE THE NEAREST ARMED AIRCRAFT IS 30 MINUTES AWAY , AND MOST CITYS ARE NO LONGER DESIGNATED MILITARY PROTECTION, THIS MAKES NO SENSE SINCE OUR MILITARY IS TO DEFEND THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES AND I REALLY DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW OUR NATION CAN FORGET WHY WE HAVE ARMED FORCES. THEY ARE NOT FOR FIGHTING ON FOREIGN SOIL AND IF WE HAVE TO WE CAN SEND B-52S ON BOMBING MISSIONS, WE NEED TO LOOK BACK AT WHAT THIS NATIONS FOUNDATIONS WERE AND REBUILD IT, BECAUSE SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT!

USAF/DEFENSE NUCLEAR AGENCY (1970) MEETING THE TERRORIST THREAT- GUARDING USAF NUCLEAR FACILITIES

- Meeting the Terrorist Threat, Produced by the Defense Nuclear Agency - Early 1970's - 7:30 - Color - Since the emergence of the terrorist threat, the U.S. Governments concern about the possible terrorism against nuclear facilities has intensified. This video is a dramatization. It shows how the Government has responded to this threat. The video depicts nuclear security activities at an early nuclear storage site and how a small unarmed force of intruders easily enters under the security fence surrounding the site. The protective force subdues the intruders easily. In another scene, a well-armed terrorist team enters the base and kills a roving patrol with a well-placed sniper. Security forces finally overcome the terrorists after a superior counter-force arrives. On a third entry, a terrorist team enters the site under the cover of a fellow terrorist, hidden in the forest, armed with a heavy machine gun. This terrorist team reaches and penetrates a storage igloo after the roving patrol is killed, and the rapid response force is destroyed. However, the terrorists do not escape. When the superior security force appears with helicopter support and an armored personnel carrier, the terrorists, including the machine gunner, are killed. Since this film was made, the Department of Energy (DOE) has constantly improved the training and tactics of the security forces at each installation as well as the in-place security systems. With its modern day posture, it would be highly improbable that a small group of armed individuals could forcibly enter any DOE facility and escape with a nuclear weapon or any special nuclear

NEW!!!! ----GREAT FALLOUT SHELTER SONG 1961

(1975) RARE FOOTAGE OF ANG F-102s BASED AT SUFFOLK AFB (DECOM) FLYING OVER LONG ISLAND

THIS VIDEO SHOWS NATIONAL GUARD 2nd FIS FLYING F102s OVER EASTERN LONG ISLAND THE FLIGHT SCENES ARE DUBBED WITH A HORRIBLE MUSIC SOUNDTRACK "HIGHWAY TO THE DANGER ZONE" SO I ADVISE THAT YOU MUTE THE SOUND WHILE WATCHING THIS LAST OF THE CENTURY FIGHTERS BEING FLOWN AS INTERCEPTORS AND NOT TARGETS FOR MISSILE TESTS, THE SUFFOLK AFB NOW GABRESKI AIRPORT WESTHAMPTON HOME NOW TO THE 106th AEROSPACE RESCUE AND RECOVERY WING WHO OCCUPY AND USE THE OLD ALERT HANGARS AND USAF INFRASTRUCTURE THAT THE STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND "ADC" LEFT BEHIND WHEN THE SUFFOLK COUNTY AIR BASE WAS DECOMMISSIONED, EVEN THEN A NATIONAL GUARD UNIT USING F-102s WAS BASED THERE FROM 1969 - PRESENT.RARE CAMOFLAUGE F102s *UPDATE THE F-102 THAT SAT OUT FRONT TO PAY RESPECT TO THOSE THAT SERVED THE COLD WAR MISSION AND FLEW JET AIR CRAFT LOADED WITH LIVE NUCLEAR WEAPONS WAS SCRAPPED AND CUT UP ON BASE BY A SCRAP YARD IN A TOTAL DOUCHE BAG MOVE! I DONT CARE HOW BAD OF SHAPE IT WAS IN IT COULD OF BEEN SAVED AND SHOULD OF.JUST BECAUSE THE MISSON NOW INVOLVES HELICOPTERS YOU DONT FORGET HISTORY AND TRY TO TAKE THE LIME LIGHT BY DROPPIN A HELICOPTER IN ITS SPOT, YOU DISRESPECTED THOSE THAT SERVED A WAR COLD IN NAME BUT WAS A DIRECT THREAT AGAINST THIS NATION AND THOSE WHO FLEW THOSE JETS DURING THOSE YEARS WOULD OF GAVE THEIR LIVES TO KEEP THE POPULATION OF THIS COUNTRY SAFE, IT MAKES ME SAD TO SEE SUCH DISRESPECT AND PERSONALLY YOU CAN STICK THAT HELO UP YOUR ASSES!

COLD WAR PROPAGANDA No.41 (1951) USAF CARTOON RECRUITING COMMERCIAL

THIS USAF COMMERCIAL FROM THE EARLY 1950s MOST LIKELY WAS THE REASON AMERICA WON THE COLD WAR AND BEAT THE SOVIETS IN TO SPACE THE JINGLE IN OF FLYING DAH DAH DAH WITH CARTOON JETS AND PEOPLE PROBABLY CAUGHT THE EYE OF MANY YOUNG KIDS WHO TEN YEARS LATER ENLISTED AND HELPED KEEP THIS COUNTRY FREE OF ANY COMMUNIST AGGRESSORS, WE NEED MORE GOOD WHOLESOME RECRUITING PITCHES LIKE THIS ONE!

ATOMIC AGE PROPAGANDA (1951)

ATOMIC AGE PROPAGANDA (1951)