estimate to determine what effect the enemy will have on their
activities. The S2/G2 is responsible for preparing the intelligence
preparation of the battlefield (IPB).
The IPB provides detailed
information about the weather, enemy, and deployment routes.
S2/G2 provides deploying aircrews with USAF long-range weather
forecasting information as well as a counterintelligence estimate.
counterintelligence measures to support the operation. This includes
counterintelligence aspects of deception to support command, control,
d. Operations and Plans (S3/G3)
Success or failure of the self-deployment mission depends on
prior planning and training.
A unit tasked to self-deploy its
aircraft or to assist another unit with its deployment cannot be
successful without prior planning and training.
The S3/G3 prepares
the OPLAN and contingency plans.
These plans are implemented when
the order is received to self-deploy aircraft or to support a
deploying unit. The S3/G3 task-organizes and trains the unit to meet
the requirements of the OPLAN and contingency plans. Self-deployment
crews, ASTs, and GSTs must be identified and trained in the tasks
shown in Table 2 (page 8). The S3/G3 of a self-deploying unit plans
and conducts the deployment of the remainder of his unit with
whatever assets he is provided. He then plans the assembly of these
two separate segments of his unit and prepares them for entry into
the theater as a combat-ready unit. The S3/G3 of the supporting unit
coordinates the deployment and redeployment of his GSTs and their
equipment. He must coordinate the redeployment of ASTs and equipment
identified for immediate return.
extended-range fuel tanks and navigation equipment
e. Logistics (S4/G4)
The S4/G4s of the unit self-deploying aircraft and the
supporting unit, along with their aviation maintenance officers
(AMOs), coordinate closely to ensure all logistical requirements
along the self-deployment route are met.
Fuel, tools, rations,
repair parts, maintenance personnel, maintenance test pilots,
and maintenance facilities also must be coordinated.
determines what is already pre-positioned at intermediate sites
and what should be deployed to the sites. The supporting unit's
S4/G4 coordinates the deployment of support teams and equipment
to their respective sites.
The self-deploying S4/G4 must be
engaged in the deployment of the remainder of his unit into the
theater of operation.
AMOs organize a maintenance support
operation to prepare aircraft for self-deployment and to meet