Air Force Special Tactics Squadron for the Air Traffic Control, joint fires, tactical unmanned aerial vehicles, and an ALZ assessment; an information operations team; a civil affairs team; a FAARP team; an air liaison officer; a joint communications support element; and an embedded British Broadcasting Corporation/public affairs team.
One light-equipment platoon constructed the C-130 ALZ, while another one constructed the helicopter taxiway, landing zones, and FAARP. The S3 of the technical and survey section stayed 24 to 48 hours ahead of the constructive force to finalize site layout of the ALZ, taxiways, and base camp.
During Field exercises, because of the rapid pace of the forward area ammo refueling point (FAARP
) operations, soldiers don't always pay attention to the warnings or cautions in the IETM about the sideloader.