Fort Benning

U.S. Army Fort Benning and The Maneuver Center of Excellence

G3/Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization & Security Site

Airfield Division


Provide a safe Airfield environment by providing Integrated Airfield Services, Flight Management Services, Aircraft Ground Support Services, ATC (Air Traffic Control) Services, and ATC Navigational Aid Maintenance Services in support of the Fort Benning Maneuver Center of Excellence

IMCOM Airfield Operations Common Levels of Support

"Provide consistent and equitable services via standard levels of service." The following are the core Service Support Program (SSP) determined by IMCOM.

  • Integrated Airfield Services (SSP A) – Provide operational and regulatory oversight to ensure a safe, secure, efficient Airfield and Installation Aviation Environment is available. This may include, but is not limited to the following:
    • Coordinate and execute integrated CLS 302 services
    • Serve as Installation SVC 302 focal point for administrative and operational matters
    • Ensure compliance with prescriptive regulatory guidance, IMCOM Airfield QAE inspection criteria and IMCOM Airfield SOP
    • Oversee IMCOM Airfield Safety and Security programs
    • Oversee Airfield facilities and infrastructure readiness
    • Manage Airfield maintenance regulatory inspection and survey compliance
    • Manage Local Flying Rules and coordinate airspace usage
    • Participate in Installation Master Planning
    • Maintain the Airfield Operations Manual (AOM)
    • In coordination w/ Air Traffic and Airspace Officer, advise and assist Garrison leadership on Aviation Operating Environment management (development, growth, usage, safety, initiatives, Airfield Operations Board, etc.)
    • Manage and forecast SVC 302 personnel, training, equipment and infrastructure budget coordination and execution
    • Oversee Airfield APOE/APOD ground operations, mission planning and execution of support requirements
    • Oversee Air Traffic and Airspace (AT&A) program, TERP procedures and obstacle evaluations.
  • Flight Management Services (SSP B) – Provide flight management operations to support administrative functions, aviator services and management of aircraft arrival and departure operations. This may include, but is not limited to, the coordination of the following:
    • Process flight plans and coordinate flight following
    • Provide advisory service as required (including: airfield, traffic, and limited weather information, etc)
    • Maintain flight information publications in an area suitable for flight planning
    • Initiate and disseminate NOTAMS (Notices to Airmen)
    • Process prior permission requirements (including: CALP (civil aircraft landing permit), AALAN (army aircraft landing authorization number)
    • Coordinate for Customs, Immigration, Homeland Security, and Ag Inspections
    • Disseminate airfield command and control information as required
    • Coordinate for Airfield DVIP arrivals and departures and ensure suitable DVIP facilities are available
    • Activate emergency response notification systems (crash, weather warnings, Initiate overdue aircraft procedures, etc.)
    • Support applicable Airfield Safety program tasks (FOD, Airfield Inspections, driver / vehicle ramp access procedures and briefings, etc.)
  • Aircraft Ground Support Services (SSP C) – Provide airfield ground support operations, coordination and execution. Based on Airfield mission, size and capacity may include but is not limited to the following:
    • Coordinate and execute safe and efficient aircraft ground services support for transient, visiting and tenant aircraft
    • Support APOE/APOD and A/DAACG Airfield/Aircraft ground support requirements
    • Marshall, park, and tow aircraft
    • Operate Ground Support and Material Handling Equipment
    • Refuel and defuel aircraft (hot or cold) [currently Contracted]
    • Provide engine start services
    • Ensure safe and efficient ground movement and positioning of aircraft.
    • Provide de-ice to both Aircraft and airfield surfaces as required
    • Assist in preparation and loading of cargo and passengers
    • Support Airfield infrastructure and facility readiness
    • Implement and enforce Airfield Safety program
  • Air Traffic Control (ATC) Services (SSP D) – Provide through ATC services and airspace management the safe, orderly and expeditious flow of air traffic in the assigned airspace. This includes, but is not limited to providing the following recognized ATC services based on Airfield(s) and Installation's mission, size, capacity and location:
    • Air Traffic Control Services (LC,GC, FD)
    • Ground Controlled Approach Services ( ASR, PAR, FD)
    • Airspace Information Center Services (FF, FD)
    • Army Radar Approach Control and Clearance Delivery ( AC, DC, AP, FD) – not provided
    • Army Approach Control (non-radar) (AC, DC) – not provided
  • Air Traffic Control Maintenance Servcices (SSP E) – Maintain and certify airfield and air traffic control communication systems and Navigational Aid Systems (NAVAID) readiness. Ensure readiness through preventative and corrective maintenance, technical certification, calibration, evaluation, oversight, and documentation of all or some of the following:
    • NAVAID systems and facilities to include radar surveillance systems.
    • Communications systems and facilities including inside plant and non-standard communications configurations supporting Air Traffic Control and Airfield Operations.
    • Automation systems and facilities to include non-standard equipment configurations.
    • Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE)
    • Special and standard tools
    • Facility and equipment logs, files and records to include Technical Performance Reports.
    • Prescribed Load Lists (PLL)
    • Certification Training Program
    • Airfield and work center safety program