2. Authenticate all NAVSUP Form 1250-1s and 1250-2s generated during the BEEP.
3. Assign all final CESE condition codes.
4. Conduct a post-BEEP critique for appropriate personnel of both battalions.
5. Prepare and submit a BEEP completion report to COMCBPAC or COMCBLANT, with copies to appropriate addresses.
The repair parts portion of the BEEP will be accomplished according to COMCBPAC/COM- CBLANTINST 4400.3 series, appendix C.
As indicated in the name, mobility is a major portion of the tasking of each Mobile Construction Battalion. The battalion maintains a staff that preplans for given situations. They work with the air detachment, air echelon, and sea echelon scheduling for ships or planes. The embarkation staff determines and adjusts load requirements to fit the type of units doing the transporting. As a CM1, you will be tasked to communicate with the embark staff through your chain of command. This communication will include changes in types of equipment available, deadlined units designated as air detachment or air echelon, and parts requirements changes.
Scheduling of equipment through the shop during embarkation depends on which equipment is to be embarked, the number of mechanics available, and time allowed. All equipment must be thoroughly cleaned, and time must be allotted for this operation. Air detachment equipment will receive top priority. As a shop supervisor, you will find that your input and knowledge of the mechanic's capabilities will be vitally important.
Equipment to be embarked should have minor repairs accomplished before embarkation. These units must be capable of operating for some time without breakdown. Deadlined units on the sea echelon may be repaired under way. Equipment to be transported aboard aircraft will be delayed if fuel, oil, and water leaks are not detected during your inspection and corrected while in the shop.
Coordinated preplanned efforts between the mechanics, wash rack personnel, collateral equipment, and Equipment Operators are essential for a successful embark. All collateral equipment has to accompany the unit for which it was intended; spare tires have to be mounted. Depending on the method of transporting, dump truck headache boards need to be removed and secured in the bed, tops removed, windshields put down and taped, and exhaust stacks loosened. It is often required that the buckets and counter-weights of front-end loaders be removed. Detailed data for each unit will be coordinated between the embark staff and the transporting unit.
STAGING After the equipment has undergone the shop requirements, it might need to be loaded with designated equipment. All air-transported units must be weighed and the center of balance marked in the configuration in which it is to be loaded. After this has been accomplished, it maybe staged for convoy or movement in a place that is not congested and does not interfere with continued progress of equipment in process.
Often a convoy movement is required to reach the transporting unit. This operation may be used to arrange equipment in load-number order if it was not done during the staging phase. Loading and tie-down are normally under the directions of the loadmaster of the aircraft or the boatswain of the ship.
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