4. Detail working parties for loading and unloading of cargo and gear.
5. Ensure that 782 gear, weapons, and ammunition accompany the flight after all intermediate stops.
6. 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 refueling point.
7. In the case of a delay, the OIC should arrange for berthing when necessary and provide guards for weapons, baggage, and cargo.
8. 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 unit's 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.Continue Reading