The CTAA was nondoctrinal since it combined the functions of both a marshaling area and a tactical assembly area
. Units still prepared vehicles and equipment for onward movement, as they do in tactical assembly areas
; however, their preparations were conducted at FOBs that remained engaged in daily combat operations.
"They have to be able to run airports and seaports, receive forces off planes and off ships, marry them up with their equipment and deliver them into a tactical assembly area
so the commander can get ready to do the operation," he explained.
The Stryker vehicles proved effective while moving from the tactical assembly area
to the troop's initial screen.
Because of repeated threats of mortar and artillery fires, completing force protection berms around the 3FSB TOC and around the northern perimeter of the tactical assembly area
(TAA) center became mission-essential tasks.
"This was the first attempt to provide total in-transit and total asset visibility for all deployment equipment from the unit locations on the installation to the in-theater tactical assembly area
Its mission was to provide in-transit security for the Task Force Ironhorse advance party as it moved to Tactical Assembly Area
Ironhorse, just south of Baghdad.
We should evaluate units deploying to combat training centers from fort to port and from tactical assembly area
Each rifle company rehearsed and executed priorities of work in the tactical assembly area
, and conducted proper company movement formations, reconnaissance, occupation, and building a company defense in the LTA.
The Iraqi move was the first time in SDDC's history a real-time vessel load out was conducted with 100 percent in-transit and total asset visibility of deploying surface cargo from the fort to the in-theater tactical assembly area
, said Col.
Both ports of debarkation were over 450 miles from the task force's tactical assembly area
(TAA), which was immediately south of Baghdad.
The basic rule of thumb was that priority tasks were those tasks absolutely necessary to receive the 4th Infantry Division at the port, lodge them in austere conditions in a tactical assembly area
in the east, and allow them to attack with appropriate stocks of fuel and ammunition.
The distribution platoon and maintenance platoon were co-located with the BEB tactical assembly area
(TAA), which was separate from but co-located with the brigade TOC approximately 5 to 7 kilometers from the BSA, which the FSC was also tasked to support.