departure airfield


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departure airfield

An airfield on which troops and/or materiel are enplaned for flight. See also airfield.
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Since the MCT worked closely with the Air Force, it was collocated with the arrival and departure airfield control group.
After selecting the mode of transportation, the MCT then coordinated cargo movement by completing transportation movement releases (TMRs) for ground movement, completing rotary air movement requests for rotary-wing movement, or transferring the cargo to the arrival/ departure airfield control group for fixed-wing movement.
Key tasks for the squadron and brigade during this phase were the reception of combat power through the arrival/ departure airfield control group, expanding the lodgment, and establishing the screen line.