What is Tan Son Nhut?

Tan Son Nhut Air Base was a Republic of Vietnam Air Force and United States Air Force base. It is located near the city of Saigon in South Vietnam. After the Vietnam War, it has been operated as Tan Son Nhat International Airport. Tan Son Nhut Airport was built by the French in the 1920s when the French Colonial government of Indochina constructed a small unpaved airport.