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Unformatted text preview: resistance force or insurgents, as well as the SFODA. Resupply is planned in isolation
to be delivered after infiltration at a coordinated location and time automatically, as requested, or based
upon a no-communications trigger. The SFODA preselects resupply items and delivery merchandise during 3-10 TC 18-01 30 November 2010 Concept of Employment isolation to replenish or supplement supplies its members consume or to fulfill other requirements. The
SFODA receives these items after infiltration. Automatic Resupply
3-58. The SFODA plans for automatic resupply before infiltration, coordinating for the delivery time,
location, contents, and the identification marking system or authentication. Personnel deliver automatic
resupply after the SFODA successfully infiltrates and establishes radio contact, unless the SFOD cancels,
modifies, or reschedules the delivery. Automatic resupply augments supplies or equipment that the SFOD
could not carry in on the initial infiltration or were not required until a later date. Automatic resupply also
reinforces U.S. support of the guerrillas. In addition, it fulfills the need for selected items to equip a
nucleus of the guerrilla force should accompanying supplies be unrecoverable during infiltration.
3-59. The JSOTF or SOTF schedules the delivery of automatic and emergency resupply to the SFODAs.
Preplanned automatic resupply provides the guerrilla force with immediate supplies and equipment until
on-call or routine resupply procedures are established. Supply personnel normally pack equipment and
supplies in appropriate aerial delivery containers that have a cargo capacity of 500 pounds or less to ease
handling and transportation within the JSOA. Packers mark door bundles for easy identification once they
arrive on the DZ. To allow rapid clearance of the DZ, personnel ensure the contents of each container are
in man-portable units of about 50 pounds each. Packers must brief DZ parties on these man-portable
containers. If personnel must carry the containers long distances, the SFODA must arrange tr...
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