Fort Riley, Kansas


Unit Movements and Freight Mission

MISSION: The Freight Section receives shipment requests originating from Fort Riley and United States Army Reserve Units within the surrounding area and assures accuracy and sufficiency of information; determines most efficient, economical, and suitable rates and routes for a variety of commodities being shipped to points within CONUS and overseas. Determines proper freight classifications for unique, classified, or hazardous materials, weapons, and other types of commodities requiring special handling. plans for large scale movement of equipment to and from remote training sites; prepares and processes Government Bills of Lading (GBL), Commercial Bills of Lading (CBL) and other related documents for outbound shipments. Receives advance notice of incoming shipments and reviews inbound shipment documents for accuracy and identification of discrepancies. Obtains and processes documentation pertinent to discrepant shipments and submits to appropriate agencies, traces, and follows up on delayed shipments. Provides customers with information pertaining to outbound and inbound shipments and maintains a variety of regulations, publications, tariffs and guides as well as a variety of records and files in support of freight operations. Prepares cost studies and provides cost estimates to ensure that budget requests submitted by units of activities are as realistic as possible.

Provides technical advice on loading/unloading operations, packing, crating, blocking, bracing, tie-down, marking and labeling procedures to ensure that shipments are in compliance with local, state and federal, military and international regulations and guidelines governing intrastate, interstate and international traffic. Supervises operation of the rail yard and accounts for all rail equipment located on Fort Riley trackage.



Supervisor 239-3441








Key Functions:

Exercise staff responsibility for Departure/Arrival Airfield Control Group (D/AACG).

Operates D/AACG Rear on Fort Riley during all major deployments.

Maintains accountability and reports all system 463L pallets and nets on hand.

Conducts MTOE unit movement planning based on divisional and nondivisional MTOE unit input and United States Army Forces Command (FORSCOM).

Coordinates and supervises the maintenance of MTOE unit movement data for air, highway, and railroad plans.

Monitors allocation to Hazardous Cargo and Airload.

Plans classes for all MTOE units assigned and attached to Fort Riley.

Maintains accountability for all MILVANS/ISSO shipping containers and chassis on the installation.

Develops a maintenance program for all certified shipping containers and chassis.

Ensures personnel are certified to inspect ISSO containers.

Coordinates all JA/ATT aircraft mission support to include air drop.

Approves Facilities Engineering Work Requests, DA Form 4283, for Blocking, Bracing, Packing, Crating, Tie down and Shoring (BBPCT&S) materials for deploying units.

Develops, coordinates, and executes unit movements for all training and strategic deployments by all modes of transportation.

Reviews, coordinates, and approves all movement plans for mobilizing reserve component units.

Provides technical expertise and guidance to unit commanders and staff.

Coordinates transportation and movements with 1ID, 1AD, III Corps, V Corps, and FORSCOM.


Transportation Detachments . The two Transportation Detachments are under operational control of the Movements and Freight Work Center and provide specific functions as specified in their Mission Essential Task List during unit deployments and re-deployments. When not engaged performing METL tasks or other military training personnel of the Transportation Detachments are employed within their Military Occupational Skill in support of the mission of the Freight Section and the Contract Business Center.

The M&FWC is located in building 1502, Camp Funston

Building 1502, (Camp Funston), DOL, Movement and Freight Work Center will no longer accepts FEDEX (Federal Express) shipments. All FEDEX shipments should be brought to building 7920 (Star building) on Custer Hill. Packages must be accompanied by a shipment request memorandum (with proper fund cite or APC) or Shipping Documents; DD Form 1348-1 and DD Form 1348-1 and DD Form 1149.

For any questions or concerns, please call the Movement and Freight Work Center 239-3943.