Broad view of the valley in which the Phu Cat base is taking shape during construction. Many structures are already complete. Hills visible in distance. Areas of newly cleared earth visible. Carpenters seen on roof of a building being framed, in a row of wooden buildings. Closeup of U.S. Airmen (members of 819th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers, AKA RED HORSE). They are installing corrugated asbestos cement roofing sheets on a new building. View of Airmen on ground handing roofing sheets up to installers. View of a man in fatigues and cap smoking a cigarette, as he watches the airmen work. (He wears no military insignia, and is possibly a civilian working with the onstruction consortium: RMK-BRJ (Raymond International & Morrison-Knudsen, Brown & Root & J.A. Jones Construction.) The Airmen of 819th pause for the camera, then reach out and install some more roofing panels.
U.S. airmen and Vietnamese worker sandbag a cargo container. Sign on a building reads 'Post Office APO 96368'. RMK Staff and 819th Civil Engineering Squadron staff mess building at Phu Cat Air Force Base. Sign on the mess building reads 'Lunch Schedule Breakfast 0500-0630 Lunch 1130-1300 Dinner 1630-1930 Midnight 2300-2330'. Air tank near the mess building. U.S. Airman and Vietnamese worker dig ground with shovel near billet under construction.
Construction and establishment of base a project of RMK and 819th civil engineering squadron 1. Base and runway under construction. Barracks and warehouse buildings on ground. Construction trucks,bulldozers and other construction machinery on ground.
819th CES construction area of the RMK and 819th Civil Engineering Squadron Air Force base project. Vietnamese workers at a nearly completed billet. Vietnamese workers pose. Vietnamese workers nail board to a nearly completed billet. Airman saws wooden planks and blocks with a power saw. 819th CES squadron 1 crest on shirt pocket.
Interiors of AC-119G Shadow shows gunners loading and preparing 7.62 mm mini guns for firing at Phu Cat Air Base, Vietnam. Trail seen through Night Observation Device. Crewman inspects loaded flare ejector inside AC-119G Shadow. Crewman depresses the fire alarm button on the flare ejector controls
View of darkened Illuminator beam in the sky at Phu Cat Air Base, Vietnam. Illuminator controls aboard AC-119G Shadow aircraft.