Scenes of Vietnamese refugee arrival during Operation New Life / New Arrival in the United States. Vietnamese refugees boarding buses. The refugees sitting inside the bus. The refugees disembark from the buses at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsvlvania, and walk towards a building holding their personal gear. The interior of a building. The refugees being served lunch. Refugees seated at a table, having their food.
Check-in registration activities at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania during Operation New Life and Operation New Arrival for Vietnamese refugees, in Pennsylvania, United States. The interiors of a building at the fort. A Vietnamese refugee family looks over forms and forms are being processed by the military personnel. Meal identification cards on the desk. Soldiers making copies of the forms on the photocopy machine.
Activities during Vietnamese refugee Operation New Life and Operation New Arrival in the United States at the end of the Vietnam War. An airplane parked at the Harrisburg International Airport in Pennsylvania. '747 Luxury liner' and 'American' written on the airplane. People gather at the airport to greet the Vietnamese refugees. A child holds a board which reads: 'May you have peace, love, joy'. Another child holds a sign: 'Welcome to America'. Refugees debark from the airplane. Military personnel and civilian officials stand in the foreground. A baby in a stroller. Pennsylvania State Police stand at the airport. Refugees being interviewed at the airport. Refugees stand among the spectators. Vietnamese woman crying. Refugees board buses which will take them to Fort Indiantown Gap.
Operation New Life and Operation New Arrival in the United States at the end of the Vietnam War. A building in a receiving area of Fort Indiantown Gap (FIG) near Jonestown, Pennsylvania. A sign board near the building reads: 'US Army Task Force New Arrivals Receiving Station'. Members of the 401st Personnel Service Company lining up in formation. Troops and Women's Army Corps (WACs) enter the building to prepare for the arrival of Vietnamese refugees. Members being briefed by an officer. Officer explains the use of paper forms. Soldiers and WACs listen. Officer addresses them. Members look at the forms.
I believe the date this was shot was in late April we were there to stock all of the building before the refugees arrived. These solders and WACs were flown in from Ft. Carson. That day the fort was nearly a banded maybe 25 regular stationed there until our plane landed. We stocked every barracks with everything from tooth brushes, toilet paper to sheet and blankets. In a couple weeks we changed a ghost town into a town of about 30,000 people. I was in the second platoon front line next to the shortest WACs in the army.
Receiving camp for Vietnamese refugees set up during Operation New Life, Operation New Arrival in the United States. Vietnamese refugees having just arrived at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. Men and women serving food to the Vietnamese refugees. The refugees seated at a table, having their food. Children eating food.
Activities of newly arrived Vietnamese refugees during Operation New Life / New Arrival in the United States. Vietnamese refugees at Fort Indiantown Gap Pennsylvania, having arrived for initial processing. Men and women serving food to the refugees. The refugees walking towards their buses after having lunch. The refugees board the buses holding their personal gear.