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FM 71-3
The Armored and Mechanized Infantry Brigade


APPENDIX G
BRIGADE PREPO AFLOAT OPERATIONS
(Continued)


SECTION VI. N-HOUR SEQUENCE

CONOPS begin when the unit is notified to deploy. The division or other higher headquarters of the brigade initiates planning. This planning sequence is called the N-hour sequence.

Note. The following example is for a brigade that is directed to deploy as part of a division alert force. This sequence is developed around the deployment of an initial ready company (IRC) in 18 hours, a division ready force (DRF) in 48 hours, and a division ready brigade (DRB) in 72 hours.
ITEM N-HOUR EVENT IRC DRF DRB DIV
001 N+0 Division receives notification and notifies the appropriate units per SOP. X X X X
002 Division begins to recall and assemble personnel. X X X X
003 Division transportation officer (DTO) establishes liaison with supporting transportation operations agencies. X
004 Provost marshal office is notified to open any needed installation gates.
101 N+1 DRB representative is briefed on available information at the EOC. X X
102 N+1.5 OPSEC and physical security measures are initiated. MI assets conduct an OPSEC and classified information sweep of the EOC and other sensitive areas. X X X X
103 MPs report to brigade EOC. X
201 N+2 Separate battalions activate EOCs and enter the division command net. X
202 Separate battalions activate local security measures for headquarters buildings and motor pools per unit SOP. X
203 DRB S2 identifies required map sheets (scale) and quantities and provides requirements to G2. X X
204 DRB and separate battalions dispatch LO to division EOC. X X
205 DTO/ITO begins coordination for air transportation. X X
206 DTO/ITO coordinates with G3 Ops to evaluate transportation requests and give priority to IRC, DRF, and DRB respectively. X X
207 DTO/ITO initiates preplanned IRC, DRF, and DRB ground transportation requests. Dispatches as required. X X
208 ITO with DTO coordination, commences preplanned pallet distribution to IRC, DRF, and DRB. X X
209 Battalions conduct SAEDA, OPSEC, and safety briefings. Report completion of all subelements to next higher headquarters. X X X X
210 SO designates SOI edition, key materiel, and operations codes. X X
211 IRC personnel draw sensitive items from arms rooms. X
212 IRC personnel install combat filters in protective masks. X
213 IRC barracks personnel wall lockers are banded and signed over to designated personnel. X
214 IRC personnel park their POVs in a POV storage area. X
215 N+2.5 Battalions submit personnel STATREPs to brigade EOC current as of N+2. X X

ITEM N-HOUR EVENT IRC DRF DRB DIV
301 N+3 DISCOM provides two 88M (MOS) and one forklift operator to the IRC commander. X X
302 Units report number of personnel assigned and number signed in. Provide a shortage list, by name. X X X X
401 N+4 N+4 briefing to command group, unit commanders, and principal staff. X X X X
402 Make the following decisions NLT the conclusion of the N+4 briefing with the command group:
  • Are the IRC, DRF and DRB to deploy?
  • Is the div(-) to deploy?
  • What is the CG approved task org?
  • What modes of travel will the DRF, DRB, and div(-) use?
  • Are climate clothing, equipment, or immunizations required?
  • Which division CP package will deploy?
  • Is linguistic support required?
  • Recall TDY, leave, and special duty (SD) personnel?
  • Control local telephone access?
  • What are the LO requirements to higher headquarters?
X X X
403 Issue FRAGOs to IRC, DRF, and DRB based on N+4 decisions. X X X
404 Battalions notify brigade EOC of nonessential phone lines to be disconnected. EOC informs DOIM. X X X
405 DOL opens ASPs for issue of Class V and coordinates required support.
406 G3 provides guidance on packing list for contingency area. X
407 N+4.5 Battalions provide SITREP. X X X
408 DRB reviews current unit family assistance plan. X

ITEM N-HOUR EVENT IRC DRF DRB DIV
501 N+5 Transportation reports to DRB for movement of IRC personnel to APOE. X
502 Units pick up SOI packages from respective SOs. X X X X
503 Battalions begin preparation for overseas movement (POM) by exception. Screen 100% of personnel. DRB S1 reports the number of exceptions that need G1/AG, JAG, medical, and finance support. X X X
504 G3/G4 identify vehicles not painted with paint scheme and establishes a priority for painting. X X
505 Battalions identify and forward any supplemental support requirements. X X X
506 DTO/ITO verifies USAF aircraft flow schedule and coordinates any critical times. X X
507 Battalions scheduled to deploy provide brigade EOC with lists of mission essential equipment shortfalls. X X
508 Draw IRC ammunition package and transport to APOE. X X
509 Back-up secure communications for the EOC and the APOE are provided. X X

ITEM N-HOUR EVENT IRC DRF DRB DIV
601 N+6 Review all actions. Complete all N+6 actions and, until ordered, conduct an operational halt, (except the IRC). X X X X
602 Initiate packing of TOE equipment IAW load plans. Report completion to EOC. X X
603 Forward a list of nondeployables by category. X
604 DISCOM and DOL provide the EOC a material readiness report on all float assets.
605 DRB unit movement officer provides DTO a copy of unit movement plans for passengers (PAX) and equipment to deploy by air. X
606 G3/DTO/ITO allocate transportation IAW N+4 decisions to DRF/DRB/DIV(-), to move personnel and equipment with respect to priority. X X
607 DTO/ITO in coordination with DRB, designates transportation to move Class V to staging areas. X X
608 DRB initiates internal cross-leveling of equipment. X
609 Inventory of TA-50 initiated. Units draw shortage items from CIF IAW established SOPs and priorities. Report completion to the EOC. X X X
610 Separate battalions validate movement plans with G3/DTO/ITO. Update unit equipment listing (UEL). X
611 DRB begins coordination for logistic support requirements with DOL and DEH. X
612 D/AACG is operational at APOE. X
613 Medics report to support D/AACG. X
614 PMO provides TCPs for movement of deploying units from the installation to the APOE.

ITEM N-HOUR EVENT IRC DRF DRB DIV
615 N+6.5 Coordinate for turn-in of secret and confidential documents with the DOIM Records Management Support Branch. Coordinate turn-in of top secret documents with the EOC. X
616 Report the number of POVs to store. X
617 Direct cross-leveling of equipment beyond the DRB's capability.
618 Rear detachment requirements and nondeployables identified and assigned to a provisional battalion. X X
619 Draw medical items from division medical support office (DMSO) IAW established SOPs and priorities. X
701 N+7 S2 picks up maps from DMMC. X
702 Begin movement to APOE. Report arrival to EOC. X
801 N+8 IRC enters isolation upon arrival at APOE. X
802 Coordination meeting with DTO, MCO, and IRC commander at APOE. X
803 Conduct current situation update at APOE for the IRC. X
901 N+9 D/AACG liaison commences; inspection begins in the alert holding area as the IRC arrives. X

ITEM N-HOUR EVENT IRC DRF DRB DIV
1001 N+10 Separate battalions provide name, rank, and phone number of rear detachment cdr to the EOC. X
1002 IRC/DRF report all previous tasks completed. X X
1003 MSB load teams and USAF conduct joint inspection and prepare to load IRC pallets and vehicles on aircraft. (Based on arrival times of aircraft.) X
1004 DTO/ITO begin staging rail equipment for movement to SPOE. X X
1005 DRB identifies on-board ship party (OSP). X
1006 DRB commence turn-in of POVs to storage area. Report completion to EOC. X
1007 EOC FWD established at the APOE. X
1201 N+12 G1/AG manifest teams report to EOC FWD at APOE. X
1401 N+14 DRB draws chemical protective clothing and additional contingency items, such as special clothing and supplemental equipment. X
1402 Separate battalions continue packing and initial weighing of center of balance for possible air deployment. Report completion to EOC. X
1501 N+15 IRC organizes personnel in chalk order at the personnel holding area in the APOE. X
1601 N+16 IRC final manifesting of personnel. X
1602 Class VIII supplies and medical personnel for the OSP are identified. X
1701 N+17 IRC personnel and TAT equipment loaded onto aircraft. X

ITEM N-HOUR EVENT IRC DRF DRB DIV
1801 N+18 Wheels up for first IRC deployment aircraft followed by remaining aircraft every 20 minutes. IRC follows outload sequence until completion. X
1802 MEDDAC assumes operational responsibility for troop medical clinics (TMC) upon notification.
1803 Unit status reports (USR) are updated as units deploy. X X
1804 DRB submits departure report and personnel daily summary per division SOP. X
2401 N+24 Logistical coordination meeting with DRF/DRB, S4, G4, DISCOM, DTO, DOL, and DEH on deployment status. X X X
2402 DRF commences preparation of bulk cargo for movement. X
2403 Separate battalions draw basic load of MREs from troop installation support activities (TISA). X
2801 N+28 Class V begins arriving at DRF staging area.
2802 DRF/DRB unit personnel install combat filters in protective masks. X X
2803 Separate battalions submit critical vehicle and equipment shortages required for deployment. X
2804 Manifests prepared. X X X
3001 N+30 DRB requisitions and draws NBC medical items from MEDDAC (for OSP personnel). X
3002 DRB commences loading Class V ammunition and weighing and marking equipment. X
3003 DRF moves to staging area and prepares vehicles for rail movement. X
3201 N+32 NBC items issued to OSP personnel. X
3202 DRF loads Class V. X
3601 N+36 Medics identified to support staging areas and rail sites. X
3602 DRF/DRB wheeled vehicles commence marshaling. X X
3603 DRB reports nondeployables to GS/AG. Nondeployables are reassigned to the provisional battalion. X

ITEM N-HOUR EVENT IRC DRF DRB DIV
4001 N+40 OSP personal items inventoried/receipted. OSP POV turn-in completed. X X
4401 N+44 Separate battalion movement officers establish liaison with PSA and DOL. X
4701 N+47 DRF begins rail loading and roadmarching to the SPOE. X
4801 N+48 Begin DRF rail movement to the SPOE. X
4802 PSA operational at SPOE.
4803 Inventories of personal property consolidated and provided to installation representative. X X
5001 N+50 Units report residual major end items remain under control of the garrison commander. X X
5301 N+53 DRF first rail load arrives at SPOE. (Depends on TDIS of SPOE.) X
5401 N+54 DRF/DRB vehicles commence movement to SPOE staging area. TTU begins receipting for equipment. X X
5801 N+58 OSP personnel depart for SPOE on order. X
5802 DRF/DRB finalize ship and air manifests. X X
6001 N+60 DRF reports personnel ready to move to APOE. X
6501 N+65 DRF stages combat vehicles for loading of first ship. X
7101 N+71 First DRB convoy movement to SPOE begins. X
7201 N+72 First DRB rail movement to SPOE. X

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