AFMAN 24-204(I)/TM 38-250/NAVSUP PUB 505/MCO P4030.19H/ DLAI 4145.3
11 DECEMBER 2001
TACTICAL, CONTINGENCY, OR EMERGENCY AIRLIFT
H3.1. Purpose. Shippers must identify procedural exceptions for movement of hazardous materials under tactical,
contingency, or emergency conditions as specified in DoD 4500.9-R, Defense Transportation Regulation and
implementing Service directives. This chapter does not apply to helicopters being used for insertion or extraction of
combat troops to, from, or within a combat area.
H3.2. Applicability. This chapter imposes a considerable increase in risk to the aircraft, air crew, and customers.
Real world situations may dictate use, but mission validators must evaluate the strategic and compelling reason to
increase the risk.
The MAJCOM having operational control of the deploying unit justifies the applicability of this chapter by
indicating the nature of the movement in the airlift request.
Ensure this chapter is used for operations that support DoD agencies and allies in providing sustained,
immediate, and responsive air movement, and delivery of personnel and material to, within, or from
objective areas. Included are Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), component, and unilateral mobility exercises
designed to simulate and evaluate responsiveness to tactical, contingency, or emergency situations
Do not use the provisions of this chapter during redeployments unless mission readiness is affected.
Responsibility remains with the MAJCOM having operational control of the deploying unit to justify the
applicability of this chapter by indicating the nature of the movement in the airlift request.
Apply these provisions to notional tasking of Standard Air Munitions Package/Standard Tank Rack
Adapter and Pylon Package (STAMP/STRAPP) and deployable munitions packages, as directed by HQ
Observe all practical ground and flight rules and brief each aircraft commander (or representative
designated by the commander) according to attachment 21.
Refer to Department of Defense (DoD) Regulation 4500.9-R, Defense Transportation Regulation, for
Do not transport hazardous cargo aboard tactical or strategic aeromedical evacuation aircraft. The field
commander may allow the transportation of casualties on aircraft carrying hazardous cargo in extreme
circumstances that may result in potential loss of life.
Theater commanders in coordination with USTRANSCOM evaluate acceptable risk relative to the urgency
of need to determine if the procedures of this chapter will continue to apply to sustained logistical resupply
H3.3. Use of Commercial Airlift. Use DOT exemptions 7573 and 9232 (DOT-E 7573 and DOT-E 9232), as
outlined in attachment 23, as required for AMC contracted commercial cargo airlift.
H3.4. Packaging Requirements. Comply with UN specification requirements (except when otherwise specified)
and the packaging configurations specified in attachments 5 through 13. Do not remove hazardous materials from
their required packaging except as authorized in this chapter.
3.4.1. Compliance with Technical Orders. Comply with all technical orders and technical publications to ensure
correct storage of hazardous materials when removed from their packaging and stored in the racks or containers of
tactical equipment or vehicles.
3.4.2. Basic Combat Load or Individual Issue. Personnel are permitted to carry their basic combat load or
individual issue of hazardous materials removed from its required packaging under the following conditions:
18.104.22.168. Personnel will engage an enemy force immediately upon deplaning at the objective or will be airdropped.
22.214.171.124. Personnel not immediately engaging the enemy force when deplaning, but will assume a tactical mission on
arrival or re-deploying upon mission completion, may deploy with their basic load or individual issue of hazardous
materials. However, the troop commander must collect these items, including small arms ammunition, before the
anti-hijack briefing. On arrival at the aircraft, the troop commander must brief the loadmaster on the hazardous
materials and assist the loadmaster, as directed, in the tiedown before departing. The hazardous materials will be