101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Gold Book

APP 9 - LOGPAD Operations

References: FM 10-450-3, FM 55-450-4, FM 55-450-5, ARTEP 63-146-30-MTP, Sabalauski Air Assault Handbook

General: This document is based on current Army doctrine and above mentioned references.

Goal: To train and prepare soldiers, regardless of MOS, to conduct a 24 hour four point division LOGPAD. The skills must be performed to standard and without error to facilitate a safe LOGPAD operation. These skills will ensure a safe work environment for soldiers and air crew members. It will also allow rapid resupply of combat power to the fluid battle.

Scope: These tasks apply specifically to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and any unit required to conduct Division LOGPAD Operations.

Step 1: Perform risk management.

Task: Perform risk management procedures.

Conditions: The supply company is deployed in a tactical environment supporting division LOGPAD operations. Safety hazards for personnel and equipment exist. Hazards increase as operations intensify. TSOP and battalion OPORD are available. Some iterations of training could be performed in MOPP level 4.

Standard: All potential safety problems for tasks are identified and either reduced or eliminated. At MOPP level 4, performance degradation factors increase implementation time for risk prevention measures.

Step 2: Conduct safety brief.

Task: Conduct safety brief on LOGPAD operation.

Condition: Given risk assessment of LOGPAD operation conduct safety brief.

Standard: All potential safety problems for tasks are briefed.

Step 3: Conduct overall mission brief.

Task: Conduct overall mission brief to soldiers operating LOGPAD.

Condition: Given operations order for mission conduct an overall mission brief to soldiers.

Standard: Describe overall mission and concept of operation.

Step 4: Set up LOGPAD CP.

Task: Setup LOGPAD.

Condition: Given equipment, site, and layout plan set up LOGPAD.

Standard: LOGPAD CP is set up IAW the layout plan.

Step 5: Employ OPSEC.

Task: Employ OPSEC.

Condition: Division support operations are commencing. The LOGPAD AO is established. Implementation of the life support and supply operation plans are conducted by radio, wire, automation, and normal distribution. LOGPAD is authorized automated equipment. Threat forces are capable of intelligence-gathering by electronic, visual, and auditory means. Energy-directed devices may be used in the area. The battalion OPSEC annex and company TSOP are available.

Standard: The LOGPAD is not compromised by electronic, visual, or audio means. The LOGPAD prevents the enemy from leaning its strength, disposition, and intentions.

Step 6: Set up four point LOGPAD.

Task: Setup four point LOGPAD.

Condition: Given level area, mark a four point LOGPAD based on four CH-47’s operating at night.

Standard: Setup and mark four point LOGPAD IAW FM 55-450-3 and Fort Campbell regulations.

Step 7: Conduct hand and arm signal training.

Task: Conduct hand and arm signal training.

Condition: Given signal mans vest and applicable FM’s and regulations, train soldier on hand and arm signals.

Standard: All soldier can use proper hand and arm signals to guide helicopter safely to loads.

Step 8: Conduct knot tying training.

Task: Conduct knot tying training.

Condition: Given Type III nylon train soldiers to tie non-slip secure knots.

Standard: Soldiers can tie non-slip secure knots without errors.

Step 9: Conduct net rigger training.

Task: Conduct net rigger training.

Condition: Given 6 k forklift, 5,000 lbs and 10,000 lbs nets, ¼ inch cotton webbing, type III nylon, 2" tape, FM 55-450-4, three inspection check lists, and supplies to be rigged, rig supplies.

Standard: Correctly rig net without deficiencies.

Step 10: Conduct sling leg rigger training.

Task: Conduct sling leg rigger training.

Condition: Given 10,000 lbs and 25,000 lbs sling leg set, supplies to be rigged, ¼ cotton webbing, 2" tape, type III nylon, three inspection check lists, and FM 55-450-4, rig supplies.

Standard: Correctly rig sling leg without deficiencies.

Step 11: Conduct four 500 gallon drum rigger training.

Task: Conduct four 500 gallon drum rigger training.

Condition: Given four 500 gallon drums, 25,000 lbs sling set, type III nylon, ¼" cotton webbing, 2" tape, and appropriate FM’s, rig drums.

Standard: Correctly rig four 500 gallon drums without deficiencies.

Step 12: Conduct hooker training.

Task: Conduct hookup procedure training.

Condition: Given rigged loads, static discharge wand, conduct hookup training.

Standard: Soldiers can identify proper hook to place apex on and properly discharge static electricity before placing apex on the hook.

Step 13: Conduct spill prevention/reaction training.

Task: Conduct spill prevention/reaction training.

Condition: Given spill kit, shovels, and protective equipment conduct spill prevention/reaction training, 500 gallon drum.

Standard: Soldiers can identify leaks in 500 gal drums, react to spill immediately by stopping, containing, and cleaning up spill.

Step 14: Conduct equipment check.

Task: Conduct equipment check.

Condition: Given LOGPAD equipment and individual soldier equipment conduct equipment check.

Standard: Check all equipment for serviceability and on hand quantity.

Step 15: Determine staged load distribution on points.

Task: Determine staged load distribution on points.

Condition: Given a four point LOGPAD and rigged loads, determine staged load distribution on points.

Standard: Place loads on points using a cloverleaf method that allows any load on a given point to be slung out and dispersion of classes of supplies on LOGPAD.

Step 16: Conduct emergency procedures.

Task: Conduct emergency procedures.

Condition: Given a theoretical crash of helicopter and life threatening injuries, conduct emergency procedures.

Standard: Soldiers know designated safe area to be at in the event of a helicopter crash and can immediately begin treating casualties and proficient in conducting nine line medivac.

Step 17: Determine sleep plan.

Task: Determine sleep plan.

Given: Mission to conduct 24 hour operation and soldiers, determine sleep plan.

Standard: Determine sleep plan that maximizes possible rest time while maintaining full operation of the LOGPAD 24 hours a day.

Step 18: Conduct backhaul procedures.

Task: Conduct backhaul procedures.

Given: Upon receipt of supplies, the receiving unit breaks down rigged supplies and slings back air items to division LOGPAD, conduct back-haul procedures.

Standard: Soldier(s) identify, inventory, and check for serviceability of sling assets received and report the correct numbers back to the LOGPAD CP.

STEP 1: PERFORM RISK MANAGEMENT PROCEDURES.

Task: Perform risk management procedures.

Conditions: The supply company is deployed in a tactical environment supporting division LOGPAD operations. Safety hazards for personnel and equipment exist. Hazards increase as operations intensify. TSOP and battalion OPORD are available. Some iterations of training could be performed in MOPP level 4.

Standard: All potential safety problems for tasks are identified and either reduced or eliminated. At MOPP level 4, performance degradation factors increase implementation time for risk prevention measures.

1. Company commander and leaders identify risk and/or safety hazards.

a. Identify specified and implied missions and tasks in the OPLAN, OPORD, and FRAGO.

b. Identify all risks associated with specified and implied missions and tasks.

c. Integrate safety into every phase of planning process.

d. Identify the benefits of safety measures to the company’s mission versus the potential cost of risk or hazard.

e. Conduct continuous assessment of all operational phases for safety and risk reduction.

2. Company commander and leaders evaluate risk or safety hazards identified during operations.

a. Identify previously executed unsafe acts and their corrective actions.

b. Identify unwarranted risks.

c. Compare identified risk to acceptable risk level stated in the commander’s intent and based on the training objective.

d. Calculate projected equipment and personnel losses from accidents by reviewing historical records.

e. Describe operations in terms of its risk level (extremely high, high, medium, low).

f. Prepare courses of action that minimize accidental losses.

3. Company commander and leaders eliminate or reduce risk and safety hazards.

a. Select course of action that maximizes operational effectiveness and minimizes risks.

b. Develop procedures that reduce risks.

c. Provide guidance that enhances safety in all phases of operation.

d. Prescribe safety or protective equipment that enhances safety and reduces risks.

4. Company personnel employ safety enhancement procedures.

a. Practice safety procedures during all mission rehearsals and operations.

b. Correct unsafe acts on the spot.

c. Report to company safety officer risks or safety violations beyond company’s corrective level.

STEP 2: CONDUCT SAFETY BRIEF.

Task: Conduct safety brief on LOGPAD operation.

Condition: Given risk assessment of LOGPAD Operation conduct safety brief.

Standard: All potential safety problems for tasks are briefed.

1. LOGPAD OIC and leaders brief soldiers on safety.

a. All areas identified in risk assessment are prepared in briefing format.

b. Soldiers are briefed on safety.

c. Soldiers are asked for questions or areas they did not understand.

d. Soldiers are briefed by team chief on shift change daily of safety.

e. Soldiers are asked for questions or areas they did not understand.

STEP 3: CONDUCT OVERALL MISSION BRIEF.

Task: Conduct overall mission brief to soldiers operating LOGPAD.

Condition: Given operations order for mission conduct an overall mission brief to soldiers.

Standard: Describe overall mission and concept of operation.

1. LOGPAD OIC briefs soldiers on overall mission.

a. Soldiers are briefed on priority of supplies.

b. Soldiers are briefed on enemy.

c. Soldiers are briefed on concept of support.

d. Soldiers are briefed on why they are operating a LOGPAD.

e. Soldiers are briefed on importance of their mission pertaining to the battle.

 

STEP 4: SETUP LOGPAD.

Task: Setup LOGPAD.

Condition: Given equipment, site, and layout plan set up LOGPAD.

Standard: LOGPAD CP is set up IAW the layout plan.

1. LOGPAD OIC and leaders supervise setup.

a. Revise layout plan based on current situation.

b. Designate location of unit elements based on the revised layout.

c. Coordinate the updated layout plan with the Company Commander.

d. Inspect setup to ensure it is setup IAW the layout plan.

e. Enforce safety procedures.

2. LOGPAD personnel setup the administrative area.

a. Occupy positions required for local area security IAW company SOP.

b. Setup required shelters and equipment.

c. Establish LOGPAD communications net.

d. Establish company communications net.

e. Establish PZ control net.

f. Camouflage vehicles, shelters, and equipment.

g. Employ safety procedures.

3. LOGPAD personnel setup supply area.

a. Identify location to place unrigged supplies.

b. Setup required shelters and equipment.

c. Employ safety procedures.

 

STEP 5: EMPLOY OPSEC.

Task: Employ OPSEC.

Condition: Division support operations are commencing. The LOGPAD AO is established. Implementation of the life support and supply operation plans are conducted by radio, wire, automation, and normal distribution. LOGPAD is authorized automated equipment. Threat forces are capable of intelligence-gathering by electronic, visual, and auditory means. Energy-directed devices may be used in the area. The battalion OPSEC annex and company TSOP are available.

Standard: The LOGPAD is not compromised by electronic, visual, or audio means. The LOGPAD prevents the enemy from learning its strength, disposition, and intentions.

1. LOGPAD OIC and leaders supervise OPSEC activities.

a. Inspect unit area’s camouflage to ensure compliance with TSOP and commander’s guidance.

b. Monitor information security measures to ensure compliance with TSOP and commander’s guidance.

c. Monitor signal security measures to ensure compliance with TSOP and commander’s guidance.

d. Monitor employment of counter and counter-counter surveillance measures to ensure procedures are taken IAQ TSOP and commander’s guidance.

e. Monitor employment of automated systems security and defense against directed-energy devices preventive measures to ensure compliance with TSOP and commander’s guidance.

f. Perform "on-the-spot correction" when OPSEC weaknesses or violations are discovered.

2. LOGPAD personnel employ information security measures.

a. Account for all OPORDs and annexes by requiring receipt signature during distribution.

b. Account for all SOI/SSI’s at all times.

c. Control all operation information on a need-to-know basis.

d. Maintain all classified information and materials in an authorized security container.

e. Maintain emergency destruction instructions IAW applicable regulations and the TSOP.

f. Maintain details of military activities separate from personal materials.

 

3. LOGPAD personnel employ SIGSEC measures.

a. Transmit mission essential information by radio only.

b. Employ authentication and encryption codes specified in the SOI/SSI.

c. Employ code names for persons, equipment, units, and locations when transmitting over non-secure means IAW SOI/SSI.

d. Transmit messages no longer than 20 seconds.

e. Report all COMSEC discrepancies/violations to battalion communications personnel.

4. LOGPAD personnel employ counter surveillance measures.

a. Employ litter prevention measures that keeps area free of trash, litter, or personal items.

b. Turn radio volumes and squelches on lowest possible setting.

5. Company personnel employ automated systems security.

a. Position computers within an enclosure that provides controlled access.

b. Secure all electrical facilities that support the system.

c. Restrict access to the computer by use of passwords.

d. Control all log-ons and file access by the use of unique operation password.

e. Destroy all printouts of reports and list as new ones are printed.

6. Company personnel employ defense against directed-energy weapons.

a. Position unit equipment and vehicles in covered or concealed locations.

b. Cover glass or mirrors within line-of-sight of known threat locations.

c. Wear laser safety goggles when laser devices are used in the immediate area.

STEP 6: SET UP FOUR POINT LOGPAD

Task: Setup four point LOGPAD.

Condition: Given level area, mark a four point LOGPAD based on four CH-47’s operating at night.

Standard: Setup and mark four point LOGPAD IAW FM 55-450-3 and Fort Campbell regulations.

1. LOGPAD PZ setup.

a. Inspect and identify hazards/obstacles on PZ.

b. Identify approach and exit path.

c. Identify aircraft formation approach.

d. Identify emergency set down area.

e. Mark inverted Y.

f. Mark PZ points.

g. Mark obstacles.

h. Employ safety procedures.

STEP 7: CONDUCT HAND AND ARM SIGNAL TRAINING.

Task: Conduct hand and arm signal training.

Condition: Given signal mans vest and applicable FM’s and regulations, train soldier on hand and arm signals.

Standard: All soldier can use proper hand and arm signals to guide helicopter safely to loads.

1. LOGPAD OIC and leaders train soldiers on proper hand and arm signals.

a. Train assume guidance signal.

b. Train move rearward signal.

c. Train move forward signal.

d. Train move left signal.

e. Train move right signal.

f. Train proceed to next signal person signal.

g. Train hover signal.

h. Train move upwards signal.

i. Train spot turn signal.

j. Train cut sling load signal.

k. Train wave off signal.

l. Train land signal.

m. Train sling load hookup complete signal.

n. Train take off signal.

STEP 8: CONDUCT KNOT TYING TRAINING.

Task: Conduct knot tying training.

Condition: Given Type III nylon train soldiers to tie non-slip secure knots.

Standard: Soldiers can tie non-slip secure knots without errors.

1. LOGPAD OIC and leaders train soldiers on tying non-slip secure knots.

a. Identify types of securing material.

b. Identify a non-slip secure knot.

c. Identify a slip knot.

d. Practice tying square knot.

e. Practice tying a truckers hitch.

STEP 9: CONDUCT NET RIGGER TRAINING.

Task: Conduct net rigger training.

Condition: Given 6 k forklift, 5,000 lbs and 10,000 lbs nets, ¼ inch cotton webbing, type III nylon, 2" tape, FM 55-450-4, three inspection check lists, and supplies to be rigged, rig supplies.

Standard: Correctly rig net without deficiencies.

1. LOGPAD OIC and leaders conduct net rigger training.

a. Identify differences between 5,000 lbs and 10,000 lbs nets.

b. Determine weight of supplies.

c. Select proper net.

d. Spread net out on the ground.

e. Remove twists and misrouted legs.

f. Inspect the net for serviceability.

g. Make necessary repairs if possible.

h. Align the load on the center of the net using the yellow border cord as a reference.

i. Identify and number hooks 1-4 going clockwise.

j. Place hooks on apex alternating the facing of the hook in the following order 1,3,2,4.

k. Place 2" tape around hooks.

l. Place apex on 6k forklift fork.

m. Slowly raise apex while pulling the sides of the net out and prevent net from catching on load.

n. Stop once net is snug on load.

o. Rout type III nylon reefing line through top of net to minimize top opening.

p. Tie truckers hitch in reefing line and secure opening, tie tight enough to create a hole smaller than the smallest object, but not so tight as to make the reefing line to break when the load is picked up.

q. Test load by raising the forks so the load is pulled off the ground.

r. If load is centered and all ties remain the load is good.

s. Transport load to the proper point.

t. Tie ¼" cotton webbing (Breakaway) in three places, 1’ from bottom of apex, center of

legs, and 1’ from top of load.

u. Fill out three inspection check lists and inspect load.

v. Team chief receives inspection check list, verifies information, inspects load, and signs inspection check list.

w. Quality assurance NCO verifies information, inspects load and signs inspection check lists.

x. One copy of check list is attached to load and the remaining two are sent to LOGPAD operations.

y. LOGPAD operations files one copy of the check list and forwards the other to the LAO.

STEP 10: CONDUCT SLING LEG RIGGER TRAINING.

Task: Conduct sling leg rigger training.

Condition: Given 10,000 lbs and 25,000 lbs sling leg set, supplies to be rigged, ¼ cotton webbing, 2" tape, type III nylon, three inspection check lists, and FM 55-450-4, rig supplies.

Standard: Correctly rig sling leg without deficiencies.

1. LOGPAD OIC and leaders conduct sling leg rigger training.

a. Identify differences between 10,000 lbs and 25,000 lbs sling leg set.

b. Determine weight of supplies.

c. Determine type of aircraft picking up load.

d. Determine proper sling leg setup with regard to weight and type of aircraft.

e. Lay sling set out and inspect for serviceability.

f. Check to ensure BN identification colors are present on clevis and each leg.

g. If not present, mark identification colors on clevis and each leg.

h. Rig sling leg using proper FM.

i. Fill out three inspection check lists and inspect load.

j. Team chief receives inspection check list, verifies information, inspects load, and signs inspection check list.

k. Quality assurance NCO verifies information, inspects load and signs inspection check lists.

l. One copy of check list is attached to load and the remaining two are sent to LOGPAD operations.

m. LOGPAD operations files one copy of the check list and forwards the other to the LAO.

STEP 11: CONDUCT FOUR 500 GALLON DRUM RIGGER TRAINING.

Task: Conduct four 500 gallon drum rigger training.

Condition: Given four 500 gallon drums, 25,000 lbs sling set, type III nylon, ¼" cotton webbing, 2" tape, and appropriate FM’s, rig drums.

Standard: Correctly rig four 500 gallon drums without deficiencies.

1. LOGPAD OIC and leaders conduct four 500 gallon drum inspection.

a. Inspect drums for serviceability and accountability inspection.

b. Inspect fuel nozzel for foreign materials, rust, cracks, nicks, dents, and ensure black rubber gasket inside is present.

c. Inspect fuel cap, if not present cover nozzel opening with 2" tape.

d. Inspect locking levers ensuring they lock.

e. Inspect lifting points ensuring 5/8" screw pin clevis are present.

f. Inspect clevis to ensure screw pins are not stripped and the cotter pin is present.

g. Inspect for rust, cracks, nicks, dents, and burrs.

h. Inspect bezel ring ensuring bezel ring rotates freely 360 degrees in both directions.

i. Inspect hex bolts to ensure none of them are protuding from the bezel ring.

j. Inspect fuel drum for cuts, cracks, gouges, or areas worn to the white threading.

2. LOGPAD OIC and leaders conduct four 500 gallon rigger procedures.

a. Install all fuel caps and move locking levers to the locked position and secure with type III nylon, if fuel caps are not present cover with 2" tape.

b. Place drums one behind the other in a perfect line.

c. Place 25,000lbs sling set on center of drums.

d. Rotate lifting points to the 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock position.

e. Pull the two outer sling legs to the front of the load.

f. Pull the tow inner sling legs to the back of the load.

g. Place the front leg chains through the two inner lifting point going in the same direction.

STEP 12: CONDUCT HOOKER TRAINING.

Task: Conduct hook up procedure training.

Condition: Given rigged loads, static discharge wand, conduct hook up training.

Standard: Soldiers can identify proper hook to place apex on and properly discharge static electricity before placing apex on the hook.

1. LOGPAD OIC and leaders conduct hook up procedure training.

a. Procedures are briefed and a walk through conducted.

b. Hook up team inspects load.

c. If any deficiencies are found notify team chief.

d. Team chief will check deficiencies.

e. If team chief determines deficiencies exist, he will notify LOGPAD operations to pull sling load inspection check lists, change status of load to not inspected, and notify LOGPAD OIC.

f. Deficiencies will be correct and three new inspection check list will be filled out.

g. Signal man will take position and assume guidance stance.

h. Static probe man will drive grounding rod in the ground at a 45 degree angle.

i. Team chief will determine placement of remaining personnel.

j. Static probe man and hooker will stand together holding one another.

k. Team chief will act as aircraft and take all commands from the signal man.

l. Soldiers will watch for aircraft problems.

m. If at any time soldiers determine the aircraft will set down on them, they will move off load in the most expedient method available and move to the designated safe area.

n. Once the team chief determines it is safe to continue hook up, the soldier will return to the load and perform the hook up.

o. Once the rotor wash allows personnel to stand up personnel will stand all the way up.

p. Hooker will hold clevis above head with arms extended.

q. Static probe man will touch hook on aircraft to discharge static electricity and hold probe on hook until the clevis has been placed on hook.

r. Hooker and static probe man will exit load carefully.

s. Static probe man will roll static probe up and take static probe with him to.

t. Hooker and static probe man will move to designated safe area.

u. Hooker and static probe man will watch load being lifted.

v. Signal man will signal aircraft to raise load and go to hover at the same time he will be inspecting load.

w. Signal man will look to hooker and static probe man for a thumbs up if the load is good. If load has problems, they will signal with a thumbs down.

x. Signal man gives final inspection and if load is good signals the direction of departure. If load has problems, he will signal to set load down. Once load is down on the ground he will signal cut sling load.

y. If load is set down, team chief and LOGPAD OIC will determine actions to take.

z. Once signal man signals for take off, he will immediately move to designated safe area.

STEP 13: CONDUCT SPILL PREVENTION/REACTION TRAINING.

Task: Conduct spill prevention/reaction training.

Condition: Given spill kit, shovels, and protective equipment conduct spill prevention/reaction training, 500 gal drum.

Standard: Soldiers can identify leaks in 500 gallon drums, react to spill immediately by stopping, containing, and cleaning up spill.

1. LOGPAD OIC and leaders conduct spill prevention/reaction training.

a. Identify types of spill clean up material.

b. Identify what type of spill clean up material to use and when.

c. Identify types of possible leaks in drum.

d. Demonstrate how to use spill clean up material.

e. Walk through possible spills encountered on LOGPAD.

f. Identify actions to take if soldier is saturated with fuel.

2. Conduct hourly checks of drums and hazardous material.

a. If leak detected, move HEMMT to drum location.

b. Drum is immediately pumped into HEMMT.

STEP 14: CONDUCT EQUIPMENT CHECK.

Task: Conduct equipment check.

Condition: Given LOGPAD equipment and individual soldier equipment conduct equipment check.

Standard: Check all equipment for serviceability and on hand quantity.

1. LOGPAD OIC and leaders supervise inspection of sling set.

a. Inspect apex for burrs, bends, cracks, and missing parts.

b. Inspect apex spacer/pin for corrosion, rough spots, burrs, breaks, cracks, bends; loose or missing pin.

c. Inspect bolt/nut/cotter pin for corrosion, rough spots, burrs; bolt bent or broken, nut missing, cotter pin missing or broken.

d. Inspect sling leg for cut or rubs in polyurethane coating, rubbed or frayed yarn, cut on external and core braided rope.

e. Inspect grab-hook assembly for spreading or bending of the chain hook and missing parts.

f. Inspect keeper/bolt/nut/spacer/snap ring for corrosion, rough spots, burrs, keeper bent or broken. Bolt, nut spacer or snap ring missing.

g. Inspect chain for corrosion, rough spots, burrs, breaks, cracks.

2. LOGPAD OIC and leaders supervise inspection of nets.

a. Inspect apex for corrosion, rough spots, burrs, breaks, cracks, bends.

b. Inspect hook for corrosion, rough spots, burrs, breaks, cracks, bends.

c. Inspect lifting leg buffer for completeness, dampness, fungus, dirt, acid, grease, oil, foreign material, rips, burns, cuts, breaks, frays, tears, holes, thin spots, loose weaving, loose or broken stitching.

d. Inspect net for completeness, dampness, fungus, dirt, acid, grease, oil, foreign material, rips, burns, cuts, breaks, frays, tears, holes, thin spots, loose weaving, loose or broken stitching.

STEP 15: DETERMINE STAGED LOAD DISTRIBUTION ON POINTS.

Task: Determine staged load distribution on points.

Condition: Given a four point LOGPAD and rigged loads, determine staged load distribution on points.

Standard: Place loads on points using a cloverleaf method that allows any load on a given point to be slung out and dispersion of classes of supplies on LOGPAD.

1. LOGPAD OIC determines staged load distribution on points.

a. Receive the priority of resupply from higher.

b. Disperse loads by classes of supply on points.

c. Arrange loads in clover leaf method to allow aircraft to pick up any load as the priorities change.

d. Arrange loads based on size and weight to facilitate use of all four points at once.

STEP 16: CONDUCT EMERGENCY PROCEDURES.

Task: Conduct emergency procedures.

Condition: Given a theoretical crash of helicopter and life threatening injuries, conduct emergency procedures.

Standard: Soldiers know designated safe area to be at in the event of a helicopter crash and can immediately begin treating casualties and proficient in conducting nine line medivac.

1. LOGPAD OIC and leaders train soldiers on emergency procedures.

a. Designate emergency landing areas.

b. Designate hook up team safe area.

c. Preplan nine line medivac.

d. Load dust off frequency in SINGARS.

e. Coordinate for FLA during known LOGPAD missions.

f. Rehearse emergency procedures of helicopter crash.

g. Practice sending a nine line medivac request.

STEP 17: DETERMINE SLEEP PLAN.

Task: Determine sleep plan.

Given: Mission to conduct 24 hour operation and soldiers, determine sleep plan.

Standard: Determine sleep plan that maximizes possible rest time while maintaining full operation of the LOGPAD 24 hours a day.

1. LOGPAD OIC and leaders determine sleep plan.

a. Determine mess hall feeding hours.

b. Determine normal work hours.

c. Monitor mission requirements.

d. Develop sleep plan maximizing sleep for soldiers.

STEP 18: CONDUCT BACKHAUL PROCEDURES.

Task: Conduct back-haul procedures.

Given: Upon receipt of supplies, the receiving unit breaks down rigged supplies and slings back air items to division LOGPAD, conduct back-haul procedures.

Standard: Soldier(s) identify, inventory, and check for serviceability of sling assets received and report the correct numbers back to the LOGPAD CP.

1. LOGPAD OIC and leaders train soldiers on back-haul procedures.

a. LOGPAD operations informs incoming aircraft placement of back-haul on LOGPAD.

b. Soldiers remove back-haul from LOGPAD.

c. Back-haul is laid out for inventory and serviceability check.

d. Inventory and serviceability information is reported LOGPAD operations.

e. LOGPAD operations update inventory information.

2. No aircraft should be allowed to depart the AO without picking up air items and drums in return. Maximize the aircraft flight both ways by designating areas easily accessible to hookup back-haul or drop returned air items.

Note: Point of contact for this document is 1LT Derek Draper at HQ/A, 801st MSB, Fort Campbell, KY 42223, DSN 636-3549 or COM (502) 956-3549.