June 1970: S-4 conference held in 5th Special Forces Group headquarters. The major topics discussed were camp conversion and proper procedures for submission of reports to the Logistical Support Center, 5th Special Forces Group.

July 1970: During this month, turn-in procedures were established with U.S. Army Support Command, Cam Ranh Bay, which allowed 5th Special Forces Group to dispose of unserviceable but economically repairable equipment through regular Army channels. Prior to this arrangement the group could only repair an item of equipment or cannibalize it. The results of this new arrangement substantially reduced the backlog in the group's maintenance facility and left key technicians free to perform other needed tasks in anticipation of the phase-down.

August 1970: Decreasing operational requirements caused the subtraction of three of the 5th Special Forces Group's dedicated C-7A aircraft. All airboats of the 5th Special Forces Group were reported to U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, as excess.

October 1970: Increased emphasis was placed on identifying and reporting equipment no longer required in anticipation of redeloyment. To facilitate the large future utilization, reporting procedures were revised through co-ordination with Military Assistance Command to permit full use of the data processing system at the U.S. Army depot, Cam Ranh Bay. This system provided rapid screening against United States Army, Vietnam, Military Assistance Service Funded, and Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces requirements. During October, 6,200 line items

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were reported excess to operational requirements. Two more C-7A dedicated aircraft were subtracted because of phase-down in operational requirements.

November 1970: Inventories were conducted in the group Logistical Support Center for reporting excesses in accordance with Department of the Army and Military Assistance Command procedures.

December 1970: Forward supply points located at Da Nang and Can Tho were closed. All excesses were back loaded to Nha Trang. During the month, 2,282 line items were laterally transferred in Vietnam.

Turn-in of equipment began.

January 1971: Consolidated listings of balances reflected on stock record cards were submitted to United States Army Support Command, Cam Ranh Bay, for key punch action in providing disposition instructions. Operation Plan 183-70 was prepared. Forward supply point at Pleiku was closed. Equipment not transferred was convoyed to Nha Trang.

February 1971: Auditors were briefed on procedures being employed for closing out supply records for all accountable items. Stock record cards and related documents were reviewed, and auditors assured that current supply procedures were being followed. Auditors stated supply records would be destroyed in accordance with existing regulations and a certificate of destruction would be initiated to substantiate the destruction.

Disposition of S-4 files was made.