Advanced TacticS Aircrew Course (ATAC) is a two week course where events commence in St. Joseph, MO and conclude at Libby Army Airfield, Ft. Huachuca, AZ. The St. Joseph, MO phase starts out with graduate level academics in subjects like RADAR Missiles, ADA Threats, MANPADS with IR/UV Fundamentals, Combat Mission Planning, Communication, Object Area Planning, Aircraft Combat Prep, LAIRCM, Air Threat, MISREP Reporting, Combat Offload, and an intense Mission Planning Cell. Week one in MO also has two flying sorties. Sortie number one involves academics in CMDS/DS, IR Expendables, Missile Warning System, and Radar Warning Receivers. The flight involves practicing defensive maneuvers for MAF aircraft to survive throughout the entire ground threat arena. Sortie number two is a low level navigation sortie, with an A-10 Close Air Support mission, two airdrops and LZ work. At the start of week two of ATAC, the entire class deploys to Libby AAF at Ft. Huachuca, AZ. The AZ phase provides six sorties that are extremely accelerated and the sorties include: Low-Level Navigation Training, Dissimilar Air Combat Training (Fly vs an F-16), Hostile Environment Training, and Formation Flight. Arizona is great exposure to high altitude, desert, and mountainous environments providing the most realistic combat training and is heavily aligned with the AFCENT Aviation Unit Prep Message.
Combat Aircrew Tactics Studies (CATS) / Mobility Electronic Combat Officer Course (MECOC) CATS-MECOC is AMC’s two-week intermediate-level combat employment and defensive systems course, designed to develop MAF tacticians with the qualifications to act as unit-level Chief of Tactics and fulfill the duties of Electronic Combat Officer (ECO) in accordance with AMCI 11-207. The course provides students the tools necessary to ensure the effective employment of mobility aircraft through integration in joint operations, as well as survival in electronic warfare environments. Graduates will understand the optimal employment tactics necessary to achieve mission accomplishment, and possess the knowledge to lead deployed mission planning cells and home station tactics offices.
Advanced Airlift Mobility Intelligence Course (AAMIC) is the AMC graduate level course that develops intelligence operators to support global Mobility Air Force (MAF) operations in the full spectrum of modern combat. AAMIC Students are taught lessons by Subject Matter Experts on topics such as: advanced analysis, aircraft defensive systems, contemporary and emerging threats, and advanced mission planning analysis and tasks. The AAMIC class then integrates with an aircrew class to provide intelligence products. This integration includes, but is not limited to: mission planning integration, briefing, debriefing, and report writing. Intelligence personnel will participate in the operations, tactics and intelligence interface. Students also have the unique experience to fly with the aircrew on tactical MAF sorties. This course is designed for intelligence personnel in grades E4 - E7 / O2 - O4 who have been in the field for approximately one year and having supported a MAF deployment.
Mobility DataLink Managers course (MDMC) This course is AMC’s advanced-level management course designed to develop and prepare MAF tacticians with the qualifications to act as a Wing level manager of Tactical DataLink (TDL) systems. This course fulfills the requirement specified by AFI 11-261. During the three day course, students will be presented with the inner workings of the Situational Awareness DataLink (SADL) and ARC-210 radios, administration of care and feeding, handling, issuance, and storage of classified material, and coordination of radio frequencies through the base frequency manager. Additionally, the students will become unit level SME’s, able to stand up a DataLink unit, perform a TDL deployment, and coordinate missions with other Link capable units demonstrating TDL interoperability. The course includes a DataLink lab where the students receive hands-on training with SADL radios, scenario generation, and SADL Support Equipment software. The course culminates in a trip to an RTIC aircraft to learn the proper loading and initializing of the system, giving an operational perspective of how the system can be employed.
The Mobility Commanders Tactics Course (MCTC) is a two day course designed to instruct selected current/future MAF squadron, group, wing commanders in AMC’s current contingency employment planning policies. It provides advanced training in MAF Defensive Systems, Tactician Development, Countertactics Fundamentals, Intel’s role in supporting Mobility Operations, and exposure
to other key resources available to squadron, group, and wing commanders.
International Mobility Intelligence Course (IMIC) is based on the success of AAMIC, but with our Allied Air Force’s intelligence experts in mind. Students are given advanced analytical, systems, and threat academics and are coached by AATTC staff in intelligence support to air mobility operations in a multi-national exercise.
The AATTC also offers the Weapon Task Qualification Manager (WTQM)/ Munitions Training Course. Load Crew instruction is available and includes training in the uploading of expendables in the ALE-47 Chaff and Flare Systems. Academic instruction includes Systems Description, Explosive Safety, Expendables Operations, Maintenance on Explosive Loaded Aircraft, WTQM Duties and Responsibilities, and Practical Flare Loading Operations, utilizing training munitions items on mobility aircraft.