Selecting early arriving personnel for the torch and ADVON
elements and understanding the tasks for each makes for a smooth start.
The ADVON dealt directly with the ship's agent, Wallem Sentosa, to coordinate stevedore contracting and vessel berthing.
On 29 October 2006, two AMC air load planners, TSgts Duffey and Howell, arrived from Elmendorf AFB to handle airlift of the Indonesian Army ADVON of 125 PAX and 13 pieces of cargo.
On October 29, two Air Mobility Command (AMC) air load planners arrived from Elmendorf AFB to handle airlift of the Indonesian Army ADVON
of 125 passengers and 13 pieces of cargo.
He deployed with the ADVON
to TF Falcon and prepared the company for the MRE and the initial missions.
worked feverishly for 2 days to establish all of the support areas and ensure that they were ready for the main body to arrive on 6 October.
The ADVON arrived in theater just ahead of the "bow wave" of forces that began in early February.
While ADVON operations were valuable, one significant improvement could have been made--the inclusion of two high-mobility, multipurpose wheeled vehicles (HMMWVs) in the ADVON flow to facilitate reconnaissance and supply operations.
Torch and ADVON
parties commonly do not deploy with a micro-purchase capability, which can seriously inhibit their ability to respond to unanticipated requirements encountered during the initial occupation and setup at the exercise location.