In defense of the services, there is no joint doctrine or joint bare base
architecture despite lessons learned from Operation Desert Storm (ODS) to the present.
CSG has 3,300 personnel (25 percent of RAAF uniformed manpower), operates 13 airbases, 3 bare bases
, 15 air weapons ranges, and is organized into 3 wings and has 22 squadrons.
The model could become a logical and unifying construct for all bare-base operations--that links airpower-process components, elements, and value chains to an organizational hierarchy (wing = airpower; group = airpower components; squadron = airpower elements; and flights = steps in value chains), providing a common language to all levels of command that are involved in standing up bare bases
Figure 1 shows the requirements for a deployed location with 18 F-16CGs flying 1.5 sorties per day, and 8 C-130s, each flying one sortie per day out of a bare base
with a MOG of 2.
"Usually we work with one piece at a time, but here we're setting it all up together, bringing up a bare base
. We get to see the whole picture."
* A category-3 forward operating location is a bare base
. It meets only the minimum requirements to operate a small fighter package (runway, fuel, and water).
(11.) For example, the medical community initially elected to drop power generation capability from its expeditionary facilities in the expectation of hooking into the bare base
This is even more true at a bare base
or joint-use civilian airfield typically used.
Plus, when they volunteered for duty with the 86th Contingency Response Group, they knew that to really do their job they'd have to be at a bare base
in the middle of a fight somewhere [See "Bashur or Bust," July 2003].
The on-the-go convenience is especially important to airmen who are deployed to a bare base
, something people at the 4th Fighter Wing here are trained to do.
Analytical models of the designs will be tested to evaluate the processing of waste streams expected from a bare base
. The analysis results will be used to determine which design will be fabricated for testing.
The WSM is usually among the first of the safety team to arrive at a bare base
and assists with infrastructure layout.