scheduled and unscheduled maintenance requirements along the route.
f. Civil-Military Affairs (G5)
The G5 of the division to which the unit that is self-
deploying aircraft is assigned assists the staffs of the self-
deploying and supporting units. The G5 requests and coordinates host
nation (HN) support at stopover points.
messing, and maintenance and crew rest facilities for stopover-point
teams and self-deploying aircrews.
The G5 is the point of contact
for all staff officers who deal with HNs.
g. Unit Movement Personnel
Unit movement personnel develop SOPs and movement and
They train unit movement personnel and ensure that
aircraft is ready to deploy.
Unit movement personnel inspect
inventory equipment before and after the aircraft departs. They
ensure that appropriate support and logistics requirements
h. Command Considerations
(1) The command structure must be able to integrate the self-
deploying aircraft and crews into the theater of operations.
will help ensure these aviation assets are available and effective in
the area of operations.
(2) One of the most important aspects of self-deployment is
All planning considerations are too numerous to list
individually, but some of the most important include the areas listed
in Figure 5.
a. Northern European Threat
(1) The overall threat to Army helicopters deploying from
CONUS to Northern Europe is not extensive; however, the Soviets are
making great strides to close a perceived gap in naval capabilities.
The Soviet navy has improved surface-to-air missiles and antiaircraft
systems for point defense on surface craft. They also have improved
their long-range naval aviation bomber capability by replacing the
long-range Badger aircraft with the newer Backfire bomber.