We have a new film entitled "Measuring and Mapping the World"
which portrays the mission of the organization. This film was pro-
duced by our higher headquarters, the Air Photographic and Charting
Service. As you know, they produce all of the Air Force films.
We are pleased with its professional quality and its color rendi-
tion which covers our missions from the Greenland Ice Cap in 1956 to
the jungles and uncivilized natives of South America's Amazon region.
This is a 27-minute film, and I am sure you will enjoy seeing it.
It is unclassified and will be shown to the public as well as to our own
We have a large number of projects deployed at this time, with
AST's in British Guiana, Colombia, Peru, Hawaii, and Guam. In
addition, our three C-54's are committed to a classified project, and
we have one RC-130 in Central America. We have several high
priority projects within the United States, and some important test
projects we must accomplish. The few remaining airplanes at the
home station must provide all the training, proficiency, and upgrading
required for our crews.
I just returned from a visit to AST #8 in Hawaii and was pleased
with the fine facilities and the expeditious accomplishment of their
It is always good to see some of the wives who can take advantage
of their husbands' assignments and arrange to visit them. Some of
the wives are presently visiting in Lima and Bogota, as well as in
Hawaii. I am sure we wish that everyone could make such visits, but
realize it is an impossibility. We are happy, however, for the few
who are fortunate enough to find the time and funds for the overseas
GEORGE W. HUMBRECHT
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Submitted By Lou Chapman