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Photo of the Annapolis Hotel courtesy of Kent Hawley

Cholon Exchange photo by MRFA member Doug Lindsey


        Welcome aboard the Annapolis BOQ/BEQ and the
Republic of Vietnam. Depending upon which unit
you are assigned to, you can expect to remain here
approximately three days. During that time, with the exception

of shipboard, HAL-3, VAL-4, RIVFLOT
ONE, and TAD personnel, you will participate in an
administrative briefing at which time you will com-
plete your travel claims, Dislocation Allowance/
Family Separation Allowance, Postal Locator forms,
Ration Card, and Currency Control Card applications.
Enlisted members will be counseled on their duty
preferences for their next tour (VEY Interview).
One of the members of the Master-at-Arms force will
conduct an in-country security briefing and mari-
juana lecture to be attended by all new arrivals.
Later, depending upon your assignment, you will
either draw a weapon or field gear, or both.
Finally, you are required to take part in the Pers-
onal Response Discussion, conducted in Saigon.

       While you are at the Annapolis, you are under
the command of COMNAVSUPPACT, Saigon. In addition,

there are a few rules which must be adhered to as
well as some pertinent items important to you,

            1. Water

                   a. All water is non-potable with the ex-

ception of that in the coolers.

            2. Head Facilities

                   a. A sewage problem exists. All the
sewage, as well as the shower water and the water
from the sinks is pumped into a 5,000 gallon tank.

                    c. We solicit your cooperation in doing
your part in order to make your stay more enjoyable.

                        (1) Willingly follow commands and

                        (2) Relate all problems such as lack
of supplies, water pressure, uncleanliness, etc to
the duty MAA.

                        (3) Conduct yourself in a courteous
manner at all times.

            16. Security and Theft

                   a. All gear adrift will be confiscated
and placed in the lucky bag.

                   b. At no time should valuables such as
watches, wallets, radios, etc., be left adrift.

                   c. Personnel are reminded that it is
unwise to carry or possess large sums of money.

            17. Messing

                   a. Officers will mess at the Idaho BOQ,
which is located directly behind the Annapolis

                   b. Enlisted personnel will mess at the
Montana BEQ, which is located about three blocks
down the street from the Annapolis.

            18. Liberty

                   a. There is no authorized liberty for
transients in the Saigon/Cholon area; however you


This is pumped out at various times, so use water
sparingly and adhere to the posted Head Regulations.

             3. Berthing Areas

                   a. Lying on bunks during working hours
is prohibited. The one exception is from 1100-
1300, but one must be in underwear only.

                   b. Personnel utilizing lockers will at-
tach a card to their locker, showing their name
and bunk number. This will be done on arrival and
cards may be picked up in the Master-at-Arms office.

                   c. All lockers found untagged are subject
to having locks cut and contents placed in the lucky

                  d. There are women in this billet. Be
courteous to them and use your heads with regard
to dress while utilizing the head facilities.

            4. Departing Billet

                   a. Before departing the Annapolis for
any reason, you must log out with the Master-at-
Arms. Upon returning you will log back in with
the MAA.

                   b. E-6 and below who find it necessary
to leave the Annapolis for any reason other than
going to chow must have a signed chit authorizing
the absence.

                   c. Before departing for your ultimate
duty station, make certain you have cleaned your


are allowed to utilize the facilities (including
bar) at Idaho BOQ and Montana BEQ.

             19. RIVFLOT ONE and Naval Advisory Personnel
Assigned to Danang

                   a. RIVFLOT ONE personnel do not draw
field gear or weapons from the Annapolis.

                    b. Naval Advisory personnel being
assigned to Danang will not draw a weapon from the
Annapolis armory, but will draw field gear from
the Annapolis.

            20. DON'T CONGREGATE!

                   a. At no time will anyone congregate
around the entrance to the building and the front
bunker. Standing outside the protected area and
gathering groups is extremely dangerous - Charlie
is watching ! ! !


         All NAVSUPPACT and other officers administra-
tively supported by COMNAVSUPPACT, Saigon will
report immediately upon arrival in-country to the
Annapolis BOQ/BEQ in Saigon for In-processing.
All officers assigned to Naval Advisory Group,
COMNAVFORV, MACV and other commands will proceed
to their respective commands upon completion of
In-processing at the Annapolis. RIVPATFLOT FIVE
officers designated as Squadron Commanders and
Division Commanders will proceed to Binh Thuy for
briefing when released by the Annapolis. All
others will proceed to their respective units.

            5. Musters

                   a. Musters are held at 0730, 1300, and
1700. Attendance is mandatory. Officers and E-7
and above are required to attend the 0730 musters
only, in order to pass on necessary information.

                   b. Approximately 30 minutes after check-
ing into the Annapolis you will be required to at-
tend your first lecture, held in Bay 8. At this
time all personnel will be given a security brief-
ing and informed of their next lecture.

            6. Watches

                   a. In order to defend the Annapolis in
event of enemy attack and to ensure your safety,
various watches have been established and men in
grades E-1 thru E-6 may expect to be placed on the
watch bill.

            7. Watch Bill and Flight List

                   a. Be certain to check lists once the
announcement has been made that they are posted.

            8. Daily Charge

                   a. You will be charged 25 piasters per
day while at this billet. This fee is used for
linen service and to pay the maids for services
rendered. You are reminded that this fee is to
be paid in piasters only.

            9. Uniforms

                   a. Civilian clothing, mixed uniforms,
and camouflaged greens are not authorized in the
Saigon area.


         NAVSUPPACT officers will generally spend one
night in the Annapolis and will attend a Personal
Response briefing prior to going to Nha Be to
check in with Headquarters. All NAVSUPPACT Supply
Corps Officers will report to NAVSUPPACT Saigon
Supply Department where they will meet with the
Assistant to the Supply & Fiscal Officer and the
Supply & Fiscal Officer, at which time they will
be informed of their ultimate assignment.

         NSA and COMNAVFORV officers will draw greens
and weapons while here at the Annapolis. MACV
officers will draw greens and weapons from MACV.
NSA officers will take all gear with them to Nha
Be, unless otherwise advised.

                       NAVSUPPACT OFFICERS

         Upon arrival at Nha Be you will report to the
Officer Personnel Office, Headquarters, Building
C. You will turn in your records to the Officer
Records Yeoman, and then have your picture taken.
From there you will meet the Admin Officer who will
then set up an appointment for you to meet the
Chief Staff Officer and the Commander.

        After meeting with the Chief Staff Officer
and the Commander, you will be briefed by appro-
priate departments and transportation will be
arranged to your ultimate duty station if located
outside the Nha Be area.

            10. Personal appearance

                   a. Long hair, sideburns, and unclean-
liness are not tolerated.

            11. Lounge area (Bay 8)

                   a. This is a reading and TV viewing
area only. Do not sleep there, nor put your feet
on the furniture or the bulkheads.

            12. Movies

                   a. Movies are shown five out of seven
evenings from 1900-2000 in the Muster Bay.

            13. Lobby and Quarterdeck

                   a. Pass quickly through this area.
Do not congregate.

            14. Outside area

                   a. Tables, chairs and trash cans have
been put there for your convenience. Keep this
area clean by putting waste and cigarette butts in
the cans provided.

            15. Annapolis Master-at-Arms Force

                   a. The purpose of the MAA is to enforce
rules and regulations and to maintain security
throughout the building.

                   b. Strict discipline will be adhered to
while you are on board and rowdiness and unruly
conduct will not be tolerated.


                                   DO's and DON'Ts

A few DO's:

           1. Conduct yourself as gentlemen.

           2. Remain in a complete, clean and neat

           3. Pay all bills.

           4. Treat all persons with due respect.

A few DON'Ts:

            1. Don't become intoxicated.

            2. Don' t become involved in political

            3. Don't "talk shop" or discuss classified
                matters ashore.

            4. Don't make tactless comparisons between
                conditions in Vietnam and the United