Photo of USTDC courtesy of Les Duffin

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Policies and Support Facilities (Part 1 of 3)

Chapter 3 of the Taiwan Report (printed in 1973) discusses a whole range of topics that were helpful to new arrivals at USTDC and elsewhere in the Taipei area. Topics covered in this chapter were:
  • Leave and pass policy
  • Billeting for unaccompanied personnel (housing for singles)
  • Proper uniforms
  • Clothing sales store (military uniforms)
  • Post offices
  • Hospital
  • Dental care
  • Navy Exchange system (department store)
  • Commissary (grocery store)
  • American Embassy Shop (liquor)
  • Sponsor program
  • Child care center
  • Legal services
  • Special pay and allowances
  • Laundry and dry cleaning
  • Messing facilities (dining halls and military clubs)
You may notice that several photographs in this section (and others as well) have been previously posted on their own. Even so, I think that the actual text provides enough detail of how things were -- at least the official version -- to justify posting the whole thing.

There are ten pages in this section, so I'm posting them over a three day period.

(Continued tomorrow)

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