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The Big Picture - Exercise Swiftstrike

CREATED BY Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army Audiovisual Center. (ca. 1974 - 05/15/1984 ) USE RESTRICTIONS NOTE: Some or all of this material may be restricted by copyright or other intellectual property right restrictions. ONLINE RESOURCES: NOTE: A DVD of this film can be ordered from our partner, A DVD of this film is ALSO available for viewing and copying free of charge in the NARA Research Room in the Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Records Section, National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD. The original release sheet reads: Recently ...Exercise Swiftstrike ...a maneuver serving many purposes, was conducted in North and South Carolina. This week's THE BIG PICTURE cameras take you to three fictitious nations created for this particular exercise. In this maneuver the largest airborne operation ever organized in peacetime is undertaken, utilizing the capabilities of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions. These two ready forces of the Strike Command Are pitted against each other in a realistic test of readiness and striking power. Exercise Swiftstrike offers an excellent opportunity to measure how well a unified command can operate in a dual service effort for our nation's defense. FOR MORE INFORMATION
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