Detail working parties for loading and
unloading of cargo and gear.
Ensure that 782 gear, weapons, and ammunition
accompany the flight after all intermediate
See that flight personnel are provided meals. If
meals are not available during the flight, have
the aircraft commander radio ahead to request
box lunches or hot meals available at each
In the case of a delay, the OIC should arrange
for berthing when necessary and provide guards
for weapons, baggage, and cargo.
In the event the aircraft commander orders the
removal of personnel, the OIC must ensure their
personal baggage and leave forms (DD Form
1854) accompany them. The OIC must also see
to it that their orders are properly modified so
they may proceed via another AMC flight. If an
AMC flight is unavailable, those orders should
be modified so the y can proceed via commercial
transportation. The allocation of aircraft to
Seabee units is done by AMC after the
requirements for airlift have been received.
When airlifted by AMC, the movement schedule
is prepared by the air transport command
designated to control the aircraft.
Hazardous cargo must be packaged and handled
according to AFR 71-4/TM 38-240/NAVSUP
505/MCO P4030.19 series. Cargo that is considered
hazardous must be handled according to these manuals!
There are no exceptions!
Hazardous cargo must be certified on a special
handling data/certification form (fig. 4-9) before it can
be accepted for movement by airlift. As the user, it is the
responsibility of the deploying unit to provide qualified
personnel to certify hazardous cargo. It also is the
deploying units responsibility to be sure that the
information on the special handling data/certification
form is complete and correct.
ALFA company is responsible for all CESE
preparation. All vehicles and equipment must be
absolutely clean before being loaded aboard an aircraft.
Mud, oil, grease, or any other foreign matter must be
removed, and all leaks must be repaired before
assignment to a chalk. The flow of the CESE through
ALFA company is similar to the Battalion Equipment
Evaluation Program (BEEP). Embarking on an aircraft
requires special loading procedures for several types of
CESE assigned to the battalion TOA. These procedures
are outlined in the Naval Construction Force
Embarkation Manual, COMSECOND/COMTHIRD-
NCBINST 3120.1 series. ALFA company is responsible
for following the procedures, including the removal of
dump truck headache racks, equipment exhaust stacks,
dozer blades, counterweights, and equipment roll-over
protective structures (ROPS).
Vehicle fuel tanks must be at least one-fourth full
and not more than three-fourths full. If the vehicle is to
be placed on the ramp of an aircraft, fuel tanks should
never be more than one-half full.
Figure 4-9.Hazardous Cargo Certification, DD Form 1387-2.