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Air Assault Air Movement Operations

 

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Air Assault Planning

TASK FORCE PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS:

* DIVISION DIRECTED

* ESTABLISHED EARLY W/ CLEARLY DEFINED POSITIONS

* BATTALION IS LOWEST LEVEL STAFFED TO

PLAN, COOR, & CONTROL AASLT

* AASLT TF EXIST FOR SPECIFIC MISSION

PRINCIPLES OF EMPLOYMENT

Air Assault Planning

Air Assault Planning

Air Assault Planning

Setting the Conditions

Conditions Checks

* OBSTACLES

* IDENTIFICATION FROM THE AIR

* APPROACH AND DEPARTURE ROUTES

* WEATHER

AIR MOVEMENT TABLE

* AIRCRAFT ALLOCATIONS

* DESIGNATES LIFTS AND SERIALS

* SPECIFIES ROUTES, SPs, RPs, LZs, AND TIME SEQUENCE

* BASED ON H-HOUR SEQUENCE AND GROUND SPEEDS

* PREPARED BY THE AVIATORS AND THE AATF STAFF

AIR MISSION BRIEFING

* LAST MEETING OF KEY AATF PERSONNEL

* COVERS PLANNING DETAILS

* PARTICIPANTS

* LOCATION

* AMB VS ACMB

LESSONS LEARNED

* DEFINING TASK FORCE COMMAND AND CONTROL

* AIR MISSION COORDINATION

* TIME MANAGEMENT

* INADEQUATE REHEARSALS

* DEVELOPMENT OF A FIRE SUPPORT PLAN

* SITUATIONAL AWARENESS

* LNO OPERATIONS

* INADEQUATE USE OF LIFT AVIATION BY THE BCT

* UNDERDEVELOPED BUMP PLAN

* INADEQUATE ROLE OF PZ OFFICER

* CONTINGENCY PLANNING

* POOR PZ/LZ SELECTION

AIR MOVEMENT

AIR MOVEMENT OPERATIONS ARE THOSE OPERATIONS DESIGNED TO MOVE SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT, AND PERSONNEL. AIR MOVEMENT OPERATIONS ARE NOT CONDUCTED IN DIRECT CONTACT WITH THE ENEMY, AND MAY NOT INCLUDE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE COMBINED ARMS TEAM.

FM 1-113, PAGE 3-1


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