20 July 1970
ATTN OF: BCCA
SUBJECT: Base Civic Action Award, 2nd Quarter CY1970
TO: Commander, 315th Tactical Airlift Wing
1. Major Ben H. Swett, of the 311TAS, has been selected as recipient of the Phan Rang Base Civic Action Award for the Second Quarter of CY1970. During this period of time Major Swett has worked tirelessly in support of our Civic Action Program, not only in support of the usual squadron projects, such as "Dollars for Scholars," but also in other areas, such as the collection of school supplies and the construction of a hamlet road. In addition, he has coordinated the following projects for the 315th TAW:
a. Desks and furniture for Thap
Bao Tu School.
b. Presentation of school supplies to the Rural Development Cadre for delivery to the prisoners of Ninh Thuan Prison.
c. The delivery of rice to Hoi Truong Hamlet.
2. In addition to these activities, Major Swett has given this office many suggestions and advice as to new programs and projects. Some of the programs under consideration are: growing strawberries in a hamlet, a model well-digging apparatus, and the use of Phan Rang radio to raise money for "Dollars for Scholars."
3. This office is deeply appreciative of the services and advice offered by Major Swett. With his help we have been able to greatly expand squadron activities in the areas of civic action and community relations.
FOR THE COMMANDER
Michael J. Selby, 1Lt. USAF
Base Civic Action Officer