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Coordinating Military Deployments on Roads and Highways:
A Guide for State and Local Agencies

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List of Figures and Tables

List of Figures

Figure 1 DOD Uses Special Heavy Equipment Railcars Known as DODX Cars
Figure 2 A Variety of Organizations Are Essential to Effective Military Deployment Operations
Figure 3 A Comparison of the Current Federal Alert System and the Military's Threat Condition System
Figure 4 Effective Coordination Procedures or Plans Require a Collaborative Effort Among Six Key Agencies
Figure 5 Example of a Heavy Equipment Transport System Vehicle in Action
Figure 6 State DOTs Have New ITS Options to Assist Highway Operations
Figure 7 After Arriving at the Seaport, Equipment Such as This Truck Is Loaded onto MSC Ships for Overseas Movement
Figure 8 Factors Affecting Well Coordinated and Executed Military Deployments
Figure 9 Work-Zone Conditions Affect Military Deployments, Which May Inhibit General Traffic Operations
Figure 10 Key Agency Roles During the Warning Order Phase
Figure 11 Key Agency Roles When the Notice to Deploy Is Received
Figure 12 State DOTs Use Carefully Delineated Procedures to Ensure That the Highway Network Is Able to Support the Convoy Deployment Route
Figure 13 Key Agency Roles During Deployment
Figure 14 Special Traffic Control Devices May Be Needed During Convoy Movements
Figure 15 State Agency Checklist Part One—Preparation for Convoy Movement
Figure 16 State Agency Checklist Part Two—Communications, Coordination, Technology, and Public Safety
Figure 17 State Agency Checklist Part Three—Reroutes, Incidents, Equipment, and Security
Figure 18 A Five-Step Process for Developing Coordination Procedures or Plans
Figure 19 A Range of Organizational Structures May Be Used to Develop Coordination Procedures or Plan
Figure 20 Summary Checklist for Step 1—Getting Started
Figure 21 Summary Checklist for Step 2—Identify Needs and Support Services
Figure 22 Proposed Topical Outline for a Set of Military Deployment Coordination Procedures
Figure 23 Summary Checklist for Step 3—Define Agency Interaction and Preliminary Procedures or Plan
Figure 24 Detailed Mapping Features of IRRIS
Figure 25 Key Components of a Typical MTS
Figure 26 A Soldier Scanning an Active RFID Tag for Manifest Data
Figure 27 Variety of RFID Tags and Systems Components
Figure 28 Example of a Mobile Military Satellite Communications System
Figure 29 Portable Traffic Control Devices Can Assist with Work-Zone Activities
Figure 30 ITS Technologies That May Support Military Deployments
Figure 31 Traffic Management Centers Such as TranStar in Houston, Texas, Give a Live View of Current Weather and Traffic Conditions. These Views Can Be Accessed by All Agencies Through the Internet
Figure A-1 U.S. Military Power Projection Platforms and the Strategic Highway Network
Figure B-1 Organizational Elements of a Convoy
Figure B-2 Elements of a March Column
Figure B-3 Placard Placement on Convoy Vehicles

List of Tables

Table A-1 U.S. Military Power Projection Platforms and Their Designated Sea and Aerial Ports of Embarkation (SPOE and APOE)
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