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Field Manuals: fm 3-04.120 Air Traffic Services Operations
Chapter 1: Air Traffic Services Operations
Organization and Missions
Over the last century, warfare became increasingly complex. Army organizations changed from large division sized organizations to today’s brigade-based combined arms teams. To meet this challenge ATS organizations have undergone a transformation to better enable aviation to meet the requirements of the changing battlefront. ATS organizations are now designed to efficiently support Army aviation and joint, inter-agency, interdepartmental, and multinational (JIIM) forces. ATS organizations enable safe and efficient use of positive and procedural control measures with a designated airfield management structure managing high-density and congested airfields at theater level. The organizational tenets for this design are doctrinally balanced, logistically supportable, modernized, multifunctional, and modular.
Survival-SHTF-Guide: Field Manuals: fm 3-04.120 Air Traffic Services Operations
AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES COMPANY
1-11. An ATS company supports CABs by providing terminal area and en route airspace information and control services. ATS companies provide services to support CABs throughout full spectrum operations. ATS companies are composed of a control tower, ground control approach (GCA), airspace information center (AIC), and two tactical aviation control teams (TACTs). They also deploy as part of the CAB and are an integral part of the brigade’s readiness.
1-12. ATS companies have the following capabilities:
•Deployable within 96 hours of notification, and are equipped and capable of operations in any environment.
•Control tower operations upon 30 minutes of arrival in an area of operation (AO) and become fully operational within 1 hour of arrival.
•Provide self-sustaining operations for 72 hours upon arrival in an AO.
•TACTs in austere/tactical environment operational 15 minutes after arrival in an AO.
•Support aircraft recovery operations including personnel recovery, medical evacuation (MEDEVAC), and assistance to aircraft in distress (battle damage, inclement weather, and disoriented aircraft). Air Traffic Services Operations
Field Manuals: AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY BRIGADE OPERATIONS FM 3-01.7
THE ARMY MISSION
1-1. The mission of the United States Army is to protect and defend the
Constitution of the United States of America. The Army does this by
deterring war and, when deterrence fails, by achieving quick, decisive victory
- on and off the battlefield – anywhere in the world and under virtually any
conditions as part of a joint team. It does this by fulfilling its directed
function of organizing, equipping, and training ready forces. The US national
military strategy relies on an ability to rapidly deploy, employ, and sustain a
joint force anywhere on the globe. This means that the conditions of Army
operations can range from peace operations to high intensity conflict. These
operations can occur in nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC)
environments, in all types of terrain, weather, and climate.
Survival-SHTF-Guide: AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY BRIGADE OPERATIONS FM 3-01.7
THE ADA BRIGADE ROLE IN ARMY OPERATIONS
1-2. The air defense artillery brigade is essential to the Army’s theater and
corps air and missile defense mission. It provides a focal point for the ADA
defense design and promotes air and missile defense unity of effort within the
theater. The ADA brigade focuses on protection of joint forces and theater
assets. The ADA brigade provides force protection to maneuver units and
other critical assets according to mission defense priorities. Air defense
weapon systems of the ADA brigade provide responsive, day and night, all
weather, all-altitude protection from aerial threats.