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    Remarks at Swearing-in Ceremony of Curtis LeMay, Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force, 30 June 1961
    White House Audio Collection30 June 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks in the White House Rose Garden at the swearing-in ceremony for General Curtis LeMay as the United States Air Force Chief of Staff.

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    Remarks at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida After Viewing a Flying Demonstration, 4 May 1962
    White House Audio Collection4 May 1962

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida after witnessing a flying demonstration.

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    Remarks to a Group of Civil Air Patrol Cadets, 7 May 1962
    White House Audio Collection7 May 1962

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks in the White House Rose Garden to the Civil Air Patrol cadets. In his speech the President thanks the cadets for their military service, and discusses the enduring importance of manned aircrafts regardless of the contemporary focus on space exploration and missile technology.

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    Remarks Upon Arrival at Castle Air Force Base, California, 17 August 1962
    White House Audio Collection17 August 1962

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks upon his arrival at Castle Air Force Base in California. In his speech President Kennedy thanks the officers for their military service, and explains how their efforts to ensure national security support the country’s general wellbeing and allow for the successful completion of engineering and...

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    Remarks Recorded for the Air Force Association Convention, 20 September 1962
    White House Audio Collection20 September 1962

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s filmed address to the 16th National Convention and Aerospace Panorama of the Air Force Association held in Las Vegas, Nevada. In his speech President Kennedy commends members of the Air Force for their contributions, and discusses the service’s role in the country’s upcoming international and extrater...

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    National Security Action Memoranda [NSAM]: NSAM 193, Re: Foreign Weapons Evaluation Group
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files3 October 1962, undated

    This file contains drafts and copies of National Security Action Memoranda number 193 (NSAM 193) regarding the sensitivity of findings of the Foreign Weapons Evaluation Group (also known as the Bethe Panel) to Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, Secretary of the Air Force Eugene M. Zuckert, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Glenn ...

  • Digitized Sound Recording
    Remarks at Homestead Air Force Base, Florida Upon Presenting Unit Awards, 26 November 1962
    White House Audio Collection26 November 1962

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks at Homestead Air Force Base in Florida upon presenting unit awards for outstanding reconnaissance work concerning Soviet missile bases in Cuba.

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    Remarks Upon Departure from Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, 7 December 1962
    White House Audio Collection7 December 1962

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks upon presenting the Special Flight Safety Plaque to the Strategic Air Command at the Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska for the unit’s service during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 17B.2. Using Polygraphs in Tracing Defense Department Leaks
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.3 April 1963

    Sound recording of a telephone conversation held on April 3, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara. They discuss possible requests by the Air Force Inspector General to use polygraph tests to investigate a Defense Department leak. They also discuss seeking input on the matter from Press Secretary Pierre...

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    Remarks to Visiting Chiefs of Staff of Latin American Air Forces, 8 May 1963
    White House Audio Collection8 May 1963

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks to visiting Chiefs of Staff of Latin American Air Forces in the White House Rose Garden. In his speech the President discusses the organizations' shared missions and the importance of military cooperation between countries in the western hemisphere.

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