The resourcefulness of the American Aviator should never be underestimated. A case in point is the effort put forth by the men of the 116th. The base was a typical Viet Nam facility, but the needs of the service overcame the rustic facilities.
Soon after this picture was taken, an all hands effort was begun to improve "morale". A "deal" with an engineering company resulted in a big hole in the ground and after a lot of labor and scrounging, the company had the picture below.
With a MASH unit just "down the street", the pool was frequented by nurses in their off time. Pool parties were well attended.
With temperatures in excess of 100 degrees every day, the pool saw year-round use, even on Christmas, a "stand down" day.