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  1. The demands of the Vietnam War led to the creation of Operation SAFE SIDE in 1967. This was an effort to bolster protection of air bases by training Security Police in light infantry tactics and special weapons. Many of the lessons learned during this time are the basis of today‘s Force Protection doctrine. Text from AFMAN31-201V1 9 AUGUST 2010

  2. Phu Cat Air Base is a Vietnam People's Air Force (VPAF) (Khong Quan Nhan Dan Viet Nam) military airfield in Vietnam. It is located 17.7 miles (28.5 km) northwest of Qui Nhon in Binh Dinh Province. The base was one of four new major air bases constructed by the United States in 1966-1967 during the Vietnam War and it was used by the South ...

  3. Binh Thuy Air Base is a former air force base in Vietnam, It was constructed by the United States in 1965 and used by the South Vietnamese Air Force (SVNAF) and the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War in the IV Corps Tactical Zone of South Vietnam. It was seized by the Vietnam People's Army in April 1975 and was abandoned for several ...

  4. As ground combat increased, so did airlift requirements. C-130 aircraft and crews rotated into South Vietnam every few weeks from bases in the Philippines, Taiwan, Okinawa, and Japan. In 1967, the U.S. Army-operated twin-engine C-7 Caribou fleet was transferred to the U.S. Air Force and assigned to the 483rd Tactical Airlift Wing at Cam Ranh Bay.

  5. Aug 30, 2016 · air base defense in the republic of vietnam 1961 – 1973 roger p. fox office of air force history united states air force washington, d.c., 1979. created date:

  6. Operation Sawbuck. Takhli really was originally a Thai Air Base, but it was used by the U. S. Air Force as a front-line combat base for the Vietnam War. Political considerations limited America’s willingness to build new bases, but we started upgrading five Thai bases to meet USAF needs in 1961.

  7. Aug 25, 2020 · Starlifter pilot Alan Baker, an Air Force ROTC graduate of the University of Florida who trained at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma, had been assigned to the 75th Military Airlift Squadron at Travis Air Force Base in California and was in good spirits after being promoted to first lieutenant when he observed caskets loaded on his C-141.

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