Late in the afternoon of the 9th the TALCE that was assigned to Mogadishu first began arriving from Germany onboard C-5 Galaxys.
Unknown to me they began an inspection of airfield operations and talked with the TALCE operations officer.
The Northern Option was successful because of the direct assistance and coordination offered by the TALCE
team assigned to FOB Speicher.
* Units should practice air loading their equipment, preferable with an available TALCE
* The assessment team and the TALCE provided the throughput velocity and essential mobility expertise to the combined force air component commander (director of mobility forces) and Transportation Command (Air Mobility Command [AMC]).
* Ensuring the TALCE supports the initial airbase commander and directs the airland flow.
AEF Flag provides a forum for air mobility integration by including the tanker-airlift control element (TALCE
) and airfield-management aspects of TPFDL flow.
(17.) Author's interview with Lt Col Norcross, USAF, TALCE
commander, Dec 00.
As the magnitude of the crisis became clear, USTRANSCOM coordinated with USNORTHCOM to allow the rapid deployment of its AMC Contingency Response Group (CRG) Elements and Tanker Airlift Control Elements (TALCEs
) to establish major aerial ports at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi; Jackson International Airport, Mississippi; New Orleans International Airport, Louisiana; Pensacola Naval Air Station and Duke Field, Florida.