During the home-port period, a pre-JI is
conducted before the JI by the battalion embarkation
officer and the regiment embarkation staff from Port
Hueneme, California, or Gulfport, Mississippi. When
deployed overseas, the pre-JI is performed by
representatives. The pre-JI includes the inspection of
all chalks of CESE, marriages and mobile loads of
CESE, hazardous materials, and Special Handling
Data/Certification (DD Form 1387-2) (fig. 2-3), and
463L pallet loads. The pre-JI allows the battalion
time to correct any discrepancies before the main
joint inspection (JI).
NOTE: Ensure members are licensed for
CESE assigned. licenses can be checked during this
The JI is conducted by the battalion
and the combat cargo officer of a ship or, for
aircraft, the Departure Airfield Control Element
(DACE) in conjunction with the U.S. Air Force
Airlift Control Element (ALCE). The joint
inspection is recorded on the DD Form 2133 (fig.
Information concerning the operations
of the marshaling area or joint inspections
Training Program Airlift Planners Course,
MAC pamphlet 50-13, and
Construction Force Embarkation Manual,
CESE AND MATERIAL PREPARATION
Upon notification of the air det to mount-out,
the battalion re-organizes and sets up a mount-out
control center (MOCC). The MOCC is under the
direction of the battalion executive officer. The
MOCC controls, coordinates, and monitors the
movement of all personnel, supplies, and equipment
to the marshaling area. The MOCC and the
embarkation staff control all aspects of an NMCB
mount-out and serve as the coordinating center for all
the companies and battalion staff.
During this period, the battalion is normally
organized into 12-hour shifts. Alfa company is
responsible for all CESE preparation. The flow of the
CESE through Alfa company is similar to the BEEP
flow chart listed in chapter 1. During this time
period, the air det is usually involved in briefings,
medical and dental checkups, administration office
checkups, and personnel readiness inspections.
However, YOU need to schedule time to communicate
with Alfa company, and FOLLOW UP on the status
of CESE requested. Remember, the battalion is
preparing CESE and supplies for the air det that you
will have to live with.
Embarking on an aircraft requires
special loading procedures for several types
of CESE assigned to the battalion TOA.
These procedures are outlined in the
Figure 2-3.Special Handling Data/Certification, DD Form 1387-2.