3-4. Ensuring the Cargo Reception Capability of Terminals, Continued
Bare beach terminal operations are used to supplement or in place of port terminal
operations when existing port capacities are insufficient to support theater tonnage
requirements or existing ports are destroyed by the enemy to prevent their use.
The basic type of bare beach terminal operation is the logistics over the shore
(LOTS) operation. LOTS operations are a transshipment of troops, supplies, and
equipment over the beach to inland transportation modes. LOTS operations must
be conducted from ship-to-shore or from shore-to-shore. LOTS operations are
normally instituted to--
Establish terminal support where port facilities are non-existent.
Replace the tonnage capacity of a terminal made untenable by enemy actions.
Supplement or increase tonnage capabilities of an existing terminal.
Relieve congested LOC.
Reduce the land transportation required to support combat forces.
Support a landed force following an amphibious operation or a shore-to-shore
Allocated Air Force support and Army aviation units principally provide air
transportation within a theater. Army air transport extends ALOC. Allied and
HN air forces may designate a portion of the airlift capability of intratheater
movement of US personnel and cargo in support of the theater mission.
Intratheater airlift forces may be a division, wing, or squadron, depending upon--
Joint force objectives.
The assigned mission.
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