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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.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

THE DAY'S THAT NYC STOOD STILL! MANDATORY CIVIL DEFENSE DRILLS DURING OPERATION ALERT (1955)

NYC/NYS CIVIL DEFENSE OFFICIALS AND MOST LIKELY
THE MAYOR GET READY TO KICK  OFF OPERATION ALERT WITH PROBABLY THE ONLY AIR RAID SIREN IN NYC
NewYorker's at their finest no pushing and ladies first.

THE DIFFERENCE IS A SUNTAN IN NEW JERSEY OR BBQ IN MANHATTAN


REPRESENTING NEW YORK COUNTY, THATS MANHATTAN FOR ALL NON NEW YAWKERS



THE ORIGINAL CAPTION TO THIS PIC WAS KINGS COUNTY,NYC
CIVIL DEFENSE WORKERS PLOT MOCK FALLOUT SPREAD
FROM A DETONATION OF A HYDROGEN BOMB




NYC MANDATORY CIVIL DEFENSE AIR RAID DRILL PART OF THE "OPERATION ALERT" CIVIL DEFENSE PROGRAM
MANY CITIZENS OF THE TRI STATE AREA FOUND THESE HEADLINES ON THEIR DAILY PAPER AND INFORMATION OF THE MANDATORY OPERATION ALERT DRILL THAT WOULD BE HELD LATER THAT DAY IN NEW YORK CITY











  *** NOTE THE PAPER BELOW BROOKLYN IS BURNING ON THE LEFT FAR COLUMN "ALL NASSAU SUFFOLK IN DANGER" SO THE HELL CLOUD THAT MUSHROOMED OVER BROOKLYN ALSO GETS SUFFOLK, FIGURES..



 CIVIL DEFENSE OFFICIALS WANTED TO CREATE REALISM TO THE OPERATION ALERT DRILLS NEWSPAPERS WERE CREATED WITH FAKE HEADLINES AND STORIES AND ON THE INSIDE OF THESE NEWSPAPERS WERE CIVIL DEFENSE INFORMATION ON HOW TO SURVIVE A NUCLEAR ATTACK AND RADIATION AND FALLOUT INFORMATION AND "BROOKLYN CUB SCOUT PACK 23 MEETING AT YMCA IS CANCELLED DUE TO DOOMSDAY..."
  
NEW YORKERS OF ALL AGES PARTICIPATED AND EVEN AFTER THE OPERATION ALERT DRILLS FADED OUT SCHOOLS AROUND NYS CONTINUED TO DRILL SCHOOLKIDS TO TAKE SHELTER ALL THE WAY INTOTHE 1970's -80's

CIVIL  DEFENSE OFFICIALS AWAIT AN ALL CLEAR IN THE SUBWAY



YEARS AGO WHEN THE COLD WAR RAGED THE ONLY DEFENSE CIVILIANS HAD WAS BEING PREPARED TO SURVIVE AND RIDE OUT THE HORROR OF NUCLEAR ATTACK  IN SHELTERS OF OUR OWN OR THE ONES PROVIDED BY OUR GOVERMENT AND TO MAKE SURE WE WERE READY ,VARIOUS CITIES AND STATE CIVIL DEFENSE AGENCIES MADE AIR RAID OR ATTACK WARNING DRILLS MANDATORY TO PARTICIPATE IN, AND FAILURE TO DO SO COULD GET YOU PUT IN JAIL FOR NOT DOING YOUR PATRIOTIC DUTY TO YOUR NATION, NYC WAS ONE OF THE CITIES THAT HELD CITYWIDE AIR RAID DRILLS PART OF THE "ALERT AMERICA" PROGRAM "OPERATION ALERT"  AS THE SIRENS SOUNDED OVERHEAD PEOPLE MADE THEIR WAY TO SHELTERS UNTIL THE ALL CLEAR WAS SOUNDED, EVERYONE PARTICIPATED TAXI'S PULLED OVER, PEOPLE SHOPPING MADE FOR THE NEAREST DESIGNATED SHELTER AND THE WHOLE CITY STOPPED AND WAS QUIET,NO SUBWAYS,CARS, NO SIDEWALK PREACHERS THE IMAGE IN MANY MINDS WAS LIKE THE IMAGE BELOW AND THIS IS WHY NYC AND OTHER CITIES ACROSS AMERICA PARTICIPATED IN THE "OPERATION ALERT" PROGRAM AND  HELD THESE MANDATORY DRILLS. THOUGH THE PICTURE IS FAKE THE IMPORTANCE OF NEW YORKERS KNOWING WHAT TO DO IF ENEMY BOMBERS MAKE IT THROUGH OUR DEFENSES HOW TO REACT AND WHERE TO GO AND SEEK SHELTER IF BOMBERS WERE TO APPEAR OVER A PART OF NYC. CIVIL DEFENSE LITERATURE PUSHED THE IMPORTANCE OF " DUCK AND COVER" THE VERY FAMOUS LINE USED IN A MOVIE AND DEMONSTRATED BY A TURTLE NAMED BERT,SCHOOLCHILDREN LEARNED WHAT YOUR REACTION IN THOSE FIRST SECONDS OF A DETONATION BY AN ATOMIC BOMB WILL MAKE YOU EITHER A  SURVIVOR OR  ONE OF THE CASULTIES SO BE ALERT AND PREPARED AND IT WAS TAUGHT NATIONWIDE TOSCHOOLKIDS. SOME OF THE MOST MEMORABLE ANTI A-BOMB DEMONSTRATIONS WERE IN NYC AND MORE INFO CAN BE FOUND AT "conelrad.com " ABOUT ONE OF THE MORE KNOWN DEMONSTRATIONS THAT RESULTED IN ARRESTS PLUS MUCH MORE, A GREAT WEBSITE DEVOTED TO CIVIL DEFENSE AND ATOMIC SECRETS &PROPAGANDA OF THE COLD WAR ERA. IT'S WORTH CHECKING OUT . 
SCHOOLS HAD VARIATIONS OF THESE TYPE OF
ATTACK WARNING DRILLS STATEWIDE .I REMEMBER DOING THIS TYPE OF DRILL FACING A WALL EYES COVERED AND LAYING FLAT ON OUR STOMACHS COVERING OUR HEADS AND THIS WENT ON INTO THE LATE 1970's EARLY 80's

A COLD WAR IMAGE OF A NUCLEAR CLOUD OVER NYC WITH THE "UN" IN THE FOREFRONT.


PEACEFULLY PROTESTING THE MOCK HYDROGEN BOMB ATTACK A PRIEST STANDS IN THE MIDDLE OF ONE OF MANHATTANS AVENUES PRAYING
THATS A HELL OF A WAY TO FACE AN H-BOMB FINISH THAT SHAVE IN THE SUBWAY SIR?



NYC POLICE STEP IN DURING ONE OF THE PROTESTS STAGED DURING THE OPERATION  ALERT  DRILLS DURING THE MID 1950's AND THESE TWO LADIES WERE HOPEFULLY ON THEIR WAY TO A SHELTER AND NOT A JAIL CELL!















 
 

HERE A NYPD OFFICER STANDS IN THE MIDDLE OF FIFTH AVENUE IN THE MIDDLE OF A WORK DAY DURING ONE OF THE DRILLS. THIS IS ONLY MADE POSSIBLE BY THE COOPERATION OF THE CITIZENS OF NEW YORK.BELIEVE ME!

"Cross roads of the world" Times Square during a mid 1950's Operation Alert Drill ,Even though it was protested by some many took the drills in stride and felt it was a patriotic duty to participate.

NYC TOOK CIVIL DEFENSE SERIOUSLY THROUGHOUT THE 1950s - 1960s SOMEWHERE DURING THE MID SIXTIES IT SEEMS AS THOUGH THE COMMUNITY SHELTER PLAN AND THE STOCKING AND MARKING OF FALLOUT SHELTERS STARTED TO FALL OFF AND WAS NOT TAKEN VERY SERIOUS AS SHELTERS WERE NOT BEING FOLLOWED UP ON AND BUILDING OWNERS CLEANED THE CIVIL DEFENSE RATIONS OUT OF THEIR BUILDINGS AND LEFT AT THE CURB. EVEN TO THIS DAY SHELTERS CAN BE FOUND STOCKED WITH RUSTING WATER BARRELS AND CARDBOARD BOXES WATER ROTTED WITH CONTENTS FALLING OUT, AND THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF FALLOUT SHELTER SIGNS STILL ADORN BUILDINGS IN ALL FIVE BOROUGHS

OP ALERT NYC BUS PASS FROM CONELRAD.COM's Blog on blogger CONELRAD ADJACENT

DURING THE AIR RAID DRILL NEW YORK CITY CAME TO A STOP AS NEW YORKERS WENT TO THE NEAREST PUBLIC SHELTER. HERE A CIVIL DEFENSE OFFICIAL AND NEW YORKERS AWAIT THE ALL CLEAR SIREN THAT WILL ALLOW THEM TO RESUME THEIR EVERYDAY DUTIES IN A  SUBWAY STATION IN MANHATTAN.


















ATOMIC PROPAGANDA AIMED AT NY'ers
COULD WE IMAGINE IF MAGAZINES OR OTHER NEWS JOURNALS HAD A UPDATED PICTURE WITH A CAPTION SAYING "TERRORISTS PLAN ON SETTING OFF A NUCLEAR DEVICE IN NYC AND ITS NOT A MATTER OF IF BUT MORE OF A WHEN!" THATS EXACTLY WHAT WAS BEING PUSHED ON THE 1950's NY'er THAT THE EVIL COMMUNIST HOARDS WERE WARMING THE ENGINES ON THEIR BOMBERS AND TARGETS ARE SELECTED SO LEARN WHAT TO DO AND WHERE TO GO.













 THIS CIVIL DEFENSE SUBWAY AD FROM EARLIER DAYS WAS PART OF THE EARLY EFFORT TO GET NYC RESIDENTS INVOLVED IN CIVIL DEFENSE AND WAS POSITIONED NEXT TO A VERY ANTI COMMUNIST AD ITS FUNNY THAT THAT SAME AD IS PROBABLY POLITICALLY INCORRECT AND WOULD DRAW PRO COMMUNISTS TO GET IT REMOVED AND THEY WOULD MORE THAN LIKELY BE SUCESSFUL.......


BE FOR SOME TIME. IF ANY ONE KNOWS OF A AIR RAID SIREN ON A BLDG. IN NYC I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT IT.
NYC SUBWAY CAR WITH ONE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORKS AIR ATTACK WARNING SIREN PSA'S THE PSA LET SUBWAY RIDERS KNOW THE DIFFERENCE IN TONES THAT WOULD SIGNIFY AN ATTACK OR A WARNING AND THE ALL CLEAR SIGNAL, NEW YORKERS ALREADY HAD SOME PRACTICE DURING WORLD WAR TWO BUT THESE SIREN WARNINGS WERE OF A MORE SERIOUS SCENARIO IN THE 1950's
** IN OVER 30 PLUS YEARS I HAVE NEVER EVER HEARD A AIR RAID OR WARNING SIREN IN NYC EVEN WITH PROXIMITY OF INDIAN POINT AS YOU GET INTO THE SUBURBS LIKE NASSAU AND SUFFOLK COUNTIES EACH TOWN HAS A VOLUNTEER FIRE DISTRICT AND MOST TO THIS DAY USE THEIR SIRENS SOME SURPLUS FROM THE COLD WAR YEARS TO SIGNAL NOON EVERYDAY AND TO GET MEMBERS TO THE FIREHOUSE DURING A CALL AND IT'S SOMETHING LIVING IN THE SUBURBS YOU HEAR FROM BIRTH, HOWEVER THERE ARE STORIES OF VISITORS FROM TORNADO PRONE AREA'S TO START TO PANIC UPON THE NOON WHISTLE, EVEN WITH THE COMPUTER AGE OF PAGERS AND ALERT DEVICES VOL. FD's USE TO GET MEMBERS TO THE FIREHOUSE DURING AN EMERGENCY THE SIREN STILL IS USED AND WILL



THIS WAS ANOTHER AD FOUND ON SUBWAY CARS IN NYC,THIS CIVIL DEFENSE PSA WAS PUT OUT BY THE OFFICE OF CIVIL DEFENSE IN WASHINGTON DC, ATOMIC CIVIL DEFENSE PSA's HAD A MORE SERIOUS TONE TO THEM, AND THE CITY'S MANDATORY AIR RAID EXERCISE BROUGHT WITH IT A LOT OF PROTEST FROM THOSE WHO FELT THERE WAS NO DEFENSE FROM ATOMIC WAR AND WOULD NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE CIVIL DEFENSE DRILLS,PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED AND CALLED COMMUNIST AGITATORS AND JAILED, MOVIE STARS CAME TO NYC AND PROTESTED THESE AIR RAID/ATTACK WARNING DRILLS, SO DID PRIESTS, NUNS , HOMEMAKERS, ACTIVISTS, AND PLAIN OLD EVERYDAY NEW YORKERS THAT THE PREPARDNESS DRILLS FADED INTO THE DARK AND CIVIL DEFENSE IN NYC WAS FAST TO FOLLOW AS AMERICANS GOT MORE INFORMATIONM AND REALIZED THAT BEING IN NYC DURING A ENEMY ATTACK IN A BASEMENT FALLOUT SHELTER WOULD BE ENTOMBING YOURSELF UNDER THE DEBRIS OF 20 STORY BUILDINGS WITH NOBODY AROUND AND NOTHING AVAILABLE TO DIG YOU OUT! AND IF THEIR IS A PRIORITY POST ATTACK IT WILL BE SEEKING MEDICAL HELP AND FOOD AND WATER, LEAVING THOSE BURIED ALIVE IN SHELTERS TO FEND FOR THEMSELVES, CITY OFFICIALS SAW THIS AND STOPPED THEIR COMMUNITY SHELTER PLAN AND QUIT STOCKING BASEMENT FALLOUT SHELTERS, EVENTUALLY THE BUILDING SUPERS DISCARDED THE CRACKER AND BISCUIT RATIONS AND WATER BARRELS AND OTHER EQUIPMENT TO THE TRASH, A REMINDER STILL LINGERS AND THATS THE HUNDRED OF THOUSANDS OF FALLOUT SHELTER SIGNS THAT DECORATE CITY BUILDINGS IN ALL BORO'S , THEY HANG THERE IN SILENCE NO LONGER REFLECTIVE BUT FADING AWAY WITH THE YEARS.


OPERATION ALERT
Taken from fhwa.dot.gov



The possibility of urban evacuation was put to the test on June 15, 1955, when the Federal Civil Defense Administration staged Operation Alert in cities around the country, including Washington, D.C. As The New York Timesobserved on June 16, "This was the first Civil Defense test in which the Government actually left Washington and in which account was taken of the lethal and widespread effects of radioactive fall-out." The government was able to estimate the spread of fallout because it had exploded a hydrogen bomb on March 1, 1954, in the Bikini Atoll in the central Pacific Ocean. The test revealed that the fallout spread 7,000 square miles over the Pacific. "On land," the Times explained, "that fall-out would have killed virtually every exposed person in an area about the size of New Jersey."
Operation Alert targeted 55 cities in the continental United States, plus 6 in its territories. Of these cities, 13 had no advance notice that they would be included. Atomic and hydrogen bombs were presumed to strike the East Coast, including New York City, the West Coast, and parts of the Midwest. The coordinated attacks began in New Bedford, Massachusetts, at 1:22 pm. Two minutes later, attacks occurred in Providence, Rhode Island, and Boston, followed at 1:26 pm by attacks in southern California. A five megaton thermonuclear bomb struck New York City. (The Times helpfully informed its surviving readers that this was the equivalent of 5 million tons of TNT.) A second megaton thermonuclear bomb hit Chicago.
The estimates of devastation were extensive, as reported in the Times:
Vital centers of the nation were under the assumed blight of radioactive fall-out from hydrogen bombs that could paralyze them for weeks.
In a recapitulation tonight, the Federal Civil Defense Administration estimated assumed casualties at 5,000,000 killed and almost 5,000,000 injured. It also estimated that 10,000,000 persons had been made homeless, creating serious welfare problems.
The Times added that the results of the test "ranged from indifference and confusion in some cities to well-disciplined drills and even evacuations." In New York City, according to the Times, most people went indoors for 10 minutes when sirens signaled the start of the drill. However, the all-clear siren rang prematurely, sending the public back into the streets 4 minutes early. A baseball game at Yankee Stadium was delayed 23 minutes, but the 17,000 spectators remained in their seats throughout. Wall Street suspended trading for the drill. Governor Harriman took shelter in the Port Authority Building at 111 Eighth Avenue, but repeated his concern that the Eisenhower Administration "has not yet informed me what is expected of a Governor" and "has not kept pace with scientific development" since 1950.
Arrests for nonparticipation in New York City included 28 pacifists staging a sit-down demonstration in City Hall Park. Police also arrested a pedestrian who refused to go into a shelter in Harlem and a truck driver who would not leave his truck in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Results around the country varied. Philadelphia, one of the cities that had not been warned it would be targeted, was hit by an H-bomb, but public participation was reported to be spotty. Some motorists stopped when sirens began blaring, but most kept moving. Similarly, most pedestrians kept walking. A small number of people in Denver, about 2,400, were evacuated to the mountains, while Houston officials were satisfied with the evacuation of a 275-block downtown area. In Atlanta, Honolulu, and Los Angeles, government workers headed for shelters, but the rest of the population ignored the sirens. A report on the Los Angeles exercise indicated "considerable confusion, some panic, and a number of traffic problems, but, basically, the population responded well."
In Peoria, Illinois, which was included in the test when a simulated radioactive dust cloud from Chicago blanketed the city, civil defense officials refused to participate. The Director of Civil Defense preferred to let his volunteers work at their regular jobs instead of asking them to take a day off to "run around with arm bands on."
In Washington, an H-bomb was dropped on the city. With advance warning of the attack, President Eisenhower left the White House by automobile just after noon and headed for a secret destination in Virginia. The Timesexplained:
En route through the Capital, the cavalcade found traffic was not heavy although 15,000 Government workers were being evacuated. Although the President's route and destination were secret, children along the road shouted, "Hey, Ike," as the President's car passed.
Shortly after the President left the White House, sirens began warning the city of the impending attack, scheduled for a little after 3:25 pm. In his speeding Cadillac, the President signed a proclamation that concluded:
Now, therefore, I, Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the aforesaid Federal Civil Defense Act of 1950, do hereby proclaim the existence of a state of Civil Defense emergency.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States of America to be affixed.
Word was radioed from the Cadillac to Federal Civil Defense Administrator Peterson that the President had signed the proclamation.
A few other high level officials also left their posts early to evacuate before the attack. One of them was Secretary of Defense Charles E. Wilson, who attributed his early departure from the Pentagon to "superior intelligence" information. Other high level officials evacuated after the warning sirens began to signal the emergency. Only one Cabinet Member, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, failed to participate. He stayed in his office throughout the H-bomb attack and left at 4 pm for New York.
The members of Congress remained in the Capitol and conducted business as usual. Although the President had talked to congressional leaders in January about the need for an evacuation point, the Congress still had no secret center where the business of the legislature could be carried on in the event of an attack.
The only real casualty of Operation Alert was a Deputy Director for Civil Defense of the District of Columbia, who refused to participate in the evacuation. He called the exercise ridiculous, saying it was not a "drill but a show." He was fired.
Speeding along at 70 miles per hour, the President's car passed several other evacuees, including Herbert Hoover Jr., Under Secretary of State, and Joseph M. Dodge, White House foreign economic advisor. Still, some leaders reached the secret rendezvous ahead of the President. The Times reported that:
One of the first to greet the President at the sunny relocation headquarters was George M. Humphrey, the Secretary of the Treasury, who had driven in his own black limousine.
"What did you do-come down here to see if the money was safe?" the President asked Secretary Humphrey with a grin, as they walked along a gravel road together . . . .
From the emergency relocation center, the President broadcast a message to the American people. "We are here," he said, "to determine whether or not the Government is prepared in time of emergency to continue the function of government so that there will be no interruption in the business that must be carried on." The Nation's television and radio networks, which had not expected the address, had only an hour's warning to prepare for its broadcast. As a result, only the NBC and DuMont television networks broadcast the President's remarks live. It was carried, however, on the major radio networks, including NBC and CBS.
Following a 90-minute meeting with top officials, President Eisenhower headed to his own secret emergency hideout in a caravan of five automobiles. The Times described the secret location as "a mountainous wooded area within 300 miles of Washington."
For Operation Alert, the Federal Civil Defense Administration had gathered more than 100 reporters at the Emergency Press Headquarters to spread news of the mock disaster to the population. However, the exercise primarily demonstrated that the government and the media would have to improve coordination. Even before the exercise began, one metropolitan reporter had revealed the location of the secret press center; he had been out-of-town when the other reporters had been briefed about the importance of secrecy. "Not that it would have mattered greatly," the Times observed. "Reporters arriving last night could stand in a local hotel lobby and overhear the bellboys telling each other what was about to happen."
News from the Emergency Press Headquarters was slow to arrive, so the reporters strolled to a press bulletin board where they could read wire service reports of the nationwide attacks hours before official announcements were made. As the Times put it, "The wags are saying of today's Civil Defense test that everything is simulated but the confusion."
Although Operation Alert had its comical elements, an editorial in the Times declared the first nationwide test evacuation a success in demonstrating that a real attack could kill millions of men, women and children "in a holocaust that makes the imagination falter." With Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov in New York City on the day of the test (he left the city early for the Soviet's estate at Glen Cove on Long Island), the editorial continued:
This [threat of a holocaust] makes "Operation Alert" far more than a test and converts it into a dramatic demonstration to all-including, it may be hoped, Mr. Molotov, who happens to be among us at the moment-of the deadly menace that hangs over the world today. This demonstration gives new emphasis to President Eisenhower's dictum that war no longer presents the possibility of victory or defeat, but only the alternative of varying degrees of destruction, and that there is no substitute for a just and lasting peace.
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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)