3-4. Ensuring the Cargo Reception Capability of Terminals, Continued
The unified command JTB recommends the allocation of the available CSS airlift
assets among the services to best support the theater mission. The military airlift
force performs logistical missions, such as support of airborne operations, aerial
resupply, military operations resupply, and evacuation for the sick and wounded.
Airlift requirements are included in the movement program's long-range planning
process, thereby allowing transporters and airlift forces to plan ahead.
Air Force terminals If you are assigned to an Army air terminal MCT/ATMCT, you are usually
located in the Air Force terminal and are under the direct control of the Movement
Control Agency (MCA)/MCC. Your mission is to eliminate the delay in onward
movement of Army personnel and materiel. You also serve as the liaison with the
Air Force at the terminal. You may be required to coordinate with HN in
performing reception and onward movement functions at APODs operated by HN
Motor transport terminals are normally located at both ends of the motor transport
line-haul operation. They form the connecting link between local hauls and the
line-hauls. They can also be located at intermediate points along the line-haul
route where terrain conditions necessitate a change in the type of carrier.
Transportation terminal transfer elements provide the cargo handling service at
motor transport terminals. They also function under the operational control of the
senior motor transport commander. Division support command personnel are
responsible for cargo transferred to forward motor transport terminals in the
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