Air Detachment Mount Out Exercise

Steelworker Third Class Constructionman Cecilia Jennings and Builder Constructionman Rosalind Shaffer

February 1st– 3rd, 2016 Navy Mobile Construction Battalion Eleven Air Detachment conducted their Embark Mount Out Exercise (MOX).  The embark exercise is crucial to the Air Detachment mount out capabilities to be ready when called upon to push out within 48 hours for any disaster relief.  MOX includes various moving parts such as: dispatch, wash rack, pallet construction, weights and balances, load planning and chalk placing.  All of these stations are vital to each other for the exercise.

(Gulfport, MS February 3rd, 2016) Steelworker Third Class Cecilia Jennings and her pallet team of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Eleven Air Detachment received a Bravo Zulu due to their outstanding work on the double-bridle configuration for the 60K generator pallet. (U.S. Navy Photo By Utilities Constructionman Eckert, Released 08 February 2016.)

(Gulfport, MS February 3rd, 2016) Steelworker Third Class Cecilia Jennings and her pallet team of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Eleven Air Detachment received a Bravo Zulu due to their outstanding work on the double-bridle configuration for the 60K generator pallet. (U.S. Navy Photo By Utilities Constructionman Eckert, Released 08 February 2016.)

Within MOX there are various parts.  Dispatch ensures the correct pieces of equipment are checked and in an operational condition.  Wash rack is a key station in the exercise to clean and inspection all CESE for debris and mechanical issues.  Pallet construction receives collateral CESE and support equipment to secure to a 463L pallet where they are able to be loaded properly on available air support.  Weights and balances are a pivotal part of the embarkation process due to the urgency for accurate dimensions of each piece to be mounted out.  Load planning is the peak of the preparation process during MOX; it delegates which chalk (aircraft) each piece will be loaded onto and its position on the aircraft.  The final stage is chalk placing which places each item in order to be loaded onto its coordinating aircraft.  The final staging in chalks allows for ease of flow during the joint inspection.

(Gulfport, MS February 2nd, 2016) Here you can see a tag marked on a truck that is part of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Eleven Civil Engineering Support Equipment.  All Civil Engineering Support Equipment must be maintained, inspected, and properly marked.  This lengthy process is expected to be completed in a 48 hour period and is a process that allows the aircraft to safely loaded within its capabilities.  The reaction time depends on how soon Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ELEVEN can come to your aid during a natural disaster or other possible crisis('s).  (U.S. Navy Photo By Utilities Constructionman Eckert, Released 08 February 2016.)

(Gulfport, MS February 2nd, 2016) Here you can see a tag marked on a truck that is part of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Eleven Civil Engineering Support Equipment. All Civil Engineering Support Equipment must be maintained, inspected, and properly marked. This lengthy process is expected to be completed in a 48 hour period and is a process that allows the aircraft to safely loaded within its capabilities. The reaction time depends on how soon Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ELEVEN can come to your aid during a natural disaster or other possible crisis(‘s). (U.S. Navy Photo By Utilities Constructionman Eckert, Released 08 February 2016.)

Navy Mobile Construction Battalion Eleven Air Detachment conducted their Embark Mount Out Exercise with excellence and received and “OUTSTANDING” from the evaluators. It proved their capability and dependability to effectively deploy the Air Detachment to where ever they may be needed.

(Gulfport, MS February 1st, 2016) Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Eleven Air Detachment Equipment Operators were up early on a Monday morning operating in the low visibility of fog and light sprinkles of rain.  The weather was cold and the operators were moving slowly with ground guides to be safe while focusing on the preparations and staging of all Air Detachments pallets. (U.S. Navy Photo By Utilities Construction man Eckert, Released 08 February 2016.)

(Gulfport, MS February 1st, 2016) Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Eleven Air Detachment Equipment Operators were up early on a Monday morning operating in the low visibility of fog and light sprinkles of rain. The weather was cold and the operators were moving slowly with ground guides to be safe while focusing on the preparations and staging of all Air Detachments pallets. (U.S. Navy Photo By Utilities Construction man Eckert, Released 08 February 2016.)

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