White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy (center) meets members of Warren Air Force Base’s 389th Strategic Missile Wing, following the launch of the Atlas 134D missile. Crew members (L-R): Major Clifford W. Simonson, Kenneth Haithcoat, SMSgt Chupka, Roger Egert, Sherman Jackson, Gerald Beth, MSgt Reginald Bufkin, TSgt Arnold Kovakka, SSgt Dale Howe, A1C J. W. Hill, and Frank Waters. Commander of Strategic Air Command, General Thomas S. Power, stands next to President Kennedy. At right: Secretary of Defense, Robert S. McNamara; Director of Research and Development for the Department of Defense, Dr. Harold Brown; White House Secret Service agent, Bob Lilley; Major General Joseph J. Preston. Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.