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Capability Forecasting. This function provides each terminal work center with daily or monthly airlift capability forecasts. The forecasts consist of known airlift capability based upon current operations bulletins, schedules, revisions, amendments or changes and will include all available opportune airlift and requests/receipts for clearance of explosives and applicable FMS shipments, Port-to-Port Clearance Requirements, and diplomatic cargo clearances. Accuracy and timeliness are paramount to facilitate equipment scheduling and workload planning. Close coordination with local activities is necessary to provide the most current and complete information available. Hence, it is imperative that capability forecasting pass all additions, deletions, and/or revisions to published forecasts to affected work centers. This section performs the following duties:
Airlift Capability Schedules. Forecasters extract the necessary data from appropriate C2 systems (i.e., Single Mobility System (SMS), GDSS, etc.) or published schedules and amendments to prepare the daily mission schedule. This should be completed in advance of operations and distributed to terminal work centers. Forecasters monitor schedules and update terminal work centers with new information immediately upon receipt.
- Monitoring Cargo Capability. Receive/monitor airlift space assignments and control the port management levels by channel. This gives aerial port leadership a tool to accurately portray the port's status, identify periods of under/over generation, and when necessary, request increases or reduction in airlift capability. Additionally, forecasters will pull a daily GATES pallet listing report to monitor and maintain an accurate pallet count by destination, module type, and weight/cube. Coordinate with 618 AOC/XOG, load planning, and cargo operations management to achieve maximum pallet and aircraft utilization goals. Stations equipped with GATES should use the system's local management reports as described in the current system user's manual to the maximum extent possible.
- Station On Hand Channel Report, RCS: AMC (AR) 7115. Cape Forecasting must be prepared to provide manual backlog data (7115 report) to 618 AOC/XOGas required and IAW AMCI 24-101, Vol. 6, Transportation Documentation, Data Records, and Reports. This is a report required by 618 AOC/XOG and AMC/A4T that reflects the amount of movement ready channel cargo/mail on hand and cargo moved on channel missions in the last 24 hours, as well as other necessary data for efficient application of airlift and other overall management actions
- Control of Opportune Airlift. Monitor all known opportune airlift. The forecast will include in-transit or inbound mission capability which will depart that station on the operating day. NOTE: Stations shall strive to maximize utilization first on commercial, then organic missions, before opportune airlift, to the greatest extent possible.
- Contingency, Exercise, JA/ATT, SAAM, and AMC Special Air Mission (SAM) Coordination. Coordinate mission requirements with users, air terminal work centers, and 618 AOC/XOCG (DSN 312-779-0320). If SAAM/SAM missions are authorized to transport cargo, vehicles, equipment and personnel IAW AFMAN 24-204_IP, Preparing Hazardous Materials for Military Air Shipments, Chapter 3, Tactical, Contingency, or Emergency Airlift, the statement "AFMAN 24-204_IP, Chapter 3 applies" must be included on the mission execution directive (e.g., GDSS Mission Detail). If the GDSS mission remarks does not contain this statement, then hazardous material requirements for channel missions pertaining to fuel levels, compatibility, packaging, etc., will be:
- Compatible according to AFMAN 24-204_IP, Preparing Hazardous Materials for Military Air Shipments, Table A18.1 and Table A18.2.
- Vehicle and equipment fuel levels will not exceed limits authorized for non-tactical airlift.
- Hand-carried hazardous materials must be packaged as required by AFMAN 24-204_IP.
- Diplomatic Clearance Procedures. For diplomatic clearance procedures, go to Attachment 5.
- Explosives Monitoring. Coordinate inbound or outbound clearance for channel and opportune explosives shipments and monitor the terminal's explosive movement requirements and capability. (The Host base Weapons Safety office provides authorized explosives storage locations and explosives limitations for the installation). Requests for explosives clearances will be IAW AMCI 11-208, Tanker/Airlift Operations and Attachment 2, Port to Port Requirements. For space block procedures see paragraph 12 of this volume.
Must have and maintain a valid U. S. SECRET or Interim Secret Security Clearance prior to deployment.
Must be able to pass MOD12 employment and deployment qualification requirements that include psychological, medical, dental, drug testing, background checks, etc.