Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Feb 19 1967, Page 57

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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - February 19, 1967, Tokyo, Japan Opens Cam Kanh Viet Nam first 707 Jet ferrying american service men directly to Gam Ranh Bay from the United states has touche Down at the new Airstrip officially Mark ing the opening of the army 22d replacement the 1st command unit will process All army personnel arriving at or departing from the i and ii corps tactical zones in the Republic of pre All army Vietnam Sarv personnel were flown in or out of country through Sai gon and were processed by the 90th replacement at Long with Only part of its 2story bar Racks the new replace ment battalion can now handle upon the battalion will be Able to process men and will feature a Post indoor Post of officers and two enlisted mens with our direct connections with Sarv in we have the capability to confirm the arrivals orders and have him processed within 24 explained Virgil Teig of com manding officer of the future plans of the replace ment depot Call for a direct communications system to the United states which will enable the re placement unit to obtain proc Essing information on individuals before their arrival in by the time an individual arrives we can already have his or Ders confirmed through Sarv and travel arranged to his said Dale of Absecon battalion adj the battalion is composed of four replacement companies and a medical i proc Essing for All enlisted men of the rank staff sergeant and below is handled by the 544th replacement while out processing is taken care of by the 507th replacement All processing for senior enlisted men and officers is handled by the 510th replacement the battalions fourth replacement the is located at Plesku and handles All processing for army units in that v it i air Force c123 provider aircraft of the 19th air commando at Tan son a let Are boarded by elements of duty in Delta the army 5th at Long the transports carried the troops in the first Airlift of forces into the Mekong Usan nutty rat Kadena Okinawa there May be better ways to roast nuts than putting them on an automobile engine but that How a rat did William budding saw a rat run from under his lifted the Hood and found a neat pile of Sotetsu nuts in a depression on the engine he left them there and several Days later budding noticed that the heat of the engine slowly roasted the turning them from Bright Green to then one morning he found that a feast had taken and the empty hulls replaced with fresh needs for survival All packed in 1 kit a Vietnam 7th whether its Patching a Leaky life raft or outfitting a Pilot with Hel met and the f4c phantom equipment Section can do the 9man Section takes care of the air forces 390th and 480th tactical fighter they Are responsible for providing fit Ted helmets and oxygen masks for phantom Crew members and issuing and caring for Bac Type parachutes and survival for people who have trouble packing even an overnight survival kits Are a Marvel of says Thomas Mcneils of non commissioned officer in charge of the Small and the kit includes signal canned a Dye fishing a and in some a Pilot who can attest to the kits value is Gerald Wood cock of the f4c aircraft commander assigned to 480th tactical fighter flying Falcons was forced to eject from his plane into the South China sea last everything worked he 2d n okd Washington Bureau of a Mammoth million defense department office Sec Only to the Pentagon in has been approved by washing tons Fine arts preliminary s i i e preparation May begin within a designed by Minoru architect of the world Trade Cen Ter Complex in new the new building will of three curved 10story towers surround ing a Plaza like onesto Ryand basement to fund request has been made As the new building will occupy a 90acre site at boiling across the Potomac River from the it will House some military and civilian pm have parking facilities for cars and landscaping and boat Landing docks for an unusual Way of commuting the Penta by the the worlds largest office build1 has about military and civilian employees and about the District of columbian Fine arts commis Sion has approved this by Minoru Yama Saki of an million defense department office building on a 90acre site at boiling fab across the Potomac River from the another Large defense depart ment office building is now going up not far away for military and civilian employees who now work in scattered rented and temporary buildings in the Washington when these Are finished it will be possible to Clear the washing ton landscape of More temporary government office some dating Back to world War Post office of Quyhoa Tuy Vietnam than troops in the Tuy Hoa area Are receiving the benefits of expanded and postal thanks to b of the 557th the Engineer unit recently completed three buildings in the Community facilities Complex of the free world forces Cantonment they Are a pm sales a warehouse and a Post the new pm will make an abundance of Exchange items available in the area for the first the Post office will allow expansion of present postal serv the entire project was completed in a Little Over two project officer for the program was 2d Robert Herndon of an interesting sidelight to construction of the Post office is that six repatriated Viet skilled were used on the according to the pig Howard Nix of Pacific the Viet namese did an excellent Job in an enthusiastic and cheerful Man the new Post office is expected to provide prompter delivery of letters from the it will also provide Money order sales Check cashing and pickup and delivery of registered Ltd James Colum co of the 577th turned Over the new structures to Donald Post Engineer of the Tuy Hoa sub area command during opening Cere monies Pacific stars stripes 7 1967

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