AIR FORCE - AFI 10-202
CONTINGENCY RESPONSE FORCES
|Publication Date:||14 July 2015|
Successful support of the global engagement of United States forces is contingent upon establishing and maintaining a global air mobility support system (GAMSS) that enables the timely deployment, employment, sustainment and redeployment of forces throughout the range of military operations. As part of GAMSS, the United States Air Force (USAF) maintains expeditionary CRFs to manage, coordinate, support and control global mobility missions. CRFs deploy to locations where mobility operations support capability is insufficient or nonexistent. They provide C2, air transportation, aircraft maintenance capability and may contain support elements from specific functional areas (e.g., security forces, weather, intelligence, etc.) to ensure safe, effective global air mobility operations. These forces deploy on very short-notice to support contingencies, humanitarian assistance and disaster response operations, President of the United States (POTUS) support, Security Cooperation (SC) engagements and operations, Special Assignment Airlift Missions (SAAMs), Joint Airborne and Air Transportability Training (JA/ATT), exercises and tanker deployment support. Furthermore, CRFs provide the capability to "Open the Airbase" by executing Force Module 1 (FM1) in the Air Expeditionary Task Force (AETF) FM list.