intertheater airlift

Related to intertheater airlift: intratheater airlift, intratheater

intertheater airlift

The common-user airlift linking theaters to the continental United States and to other theaters as well as theairlift within the continental United States. The majority of these air mobility assets is assigned to the Commander, United States Transportation Command. Because of the intertheater ranges usually involved, intertheater airlift is normally conducted by the heavy, longer range, intercontinental airlift assets but may be augmented with shorter range aircraft when required. Formerly referred to as "strategic airlift." See also intratheater airlift.
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8) There is a clear delineation of control regarding intra and intertheater airlift between USTRANSCOM's air C2 arm, the 618th AOC, or TACC and the theater AMDs.
Transportation Command CCDR, as an FCC, has COCOM over intertheater airlift forces.
Though addressed in Air Force doctrine, rarely has transfer of command of intertheater airlift assets been passed to supported commanders.
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MATS, augmented by TAC [Tactical Air Command], provides intertheater airlift for all the Defense Department, and as such, this type of mission lends itself to centralized control from the continental United States and provides the basis for consolidation of strategic airlift resources.
Likewise, the commander of Air Mobility Command exercises centralized control of intertheater airlift operations, and the commander of Fourteenth Air Force does the same for Air Force space operations.
Intertheater airlift is those aircraft used for supply and transportation.
This support involves coordination of strategic intertheater airlifts, tactical LC-130 field support, aeromedical evacuation support, search and rescue response, sealifts, seaport access bulk fuel supply, port cargo handling, and transportation requirements.