Tây Ninh Combat Base
Tây Ninh Combat Base (also known as Tây Ninh Base Camp and Tây Ninh West) is a former U.S. Army and Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) and current People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) base west of Tây Ninh in southern Vietnam.
|Tây Ninh Combat Base|
Tay Ninh Combat Base in 1966, showing the Philippine Civil Action Group cantonment north of the runway and that of the 196th Infantry Brigade south of the runway
|Controlled by||People's Army of Vietnam|
|Occupants||196th Light Infantry Brigade|
25th Infantry Division
1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry
Tây Ninh West Airfield
|Elevation AMSL||300 ft / 91 m|
Tây Ninh Combat Base was established approximately 5 km west of the city of Tây Ninh and 12 km from the Vietnam-Cambodia border.
Other units stationed at Tây Ninh included:
- 7th Battalion, 9th Artillery (August 1969 – April 1970):98
- 2nd Battalion, 32nd Artillery (April 1967 – October 1969):103
- 3rd Battalion, 82nd Artillery (August 1966 – February 1969):107
- 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (March–May 1968, July 1968 – April 1970) comprising:
- 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (April 1968, July 1968 – April 1970) comprising:
- 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (August 1967 – February 1968, February–April 1970) comprising:
- 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry (November 1968 – May 1970) comprising:
- 187th Assault Helicopter Company:122
- 229th Aviation Battalion
- 588th Engineer Battalion (April 1967 – May 1970):174
- 45th Surgical Hospital (October 1966 – October 1970):215
The US Air Force 619th Tactical Control Squadron Detachment 7 provided air traffic control from August 1965 until May 1968.
On 21 June 1969 after two days of shelling, the PAVN attacked the base and Tây Ninh City but were repulsed, suffering 194 dead for the loss of 10 Americans.
The base remains in use by the PAVN as part of the 7th Military Region.
The airfield is no longer in use but remains clearly visible on satellite images.