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.
Exercise staff responsibility for Departure/Arrival Airfield
Control Group (D/AACG).
Operates D/AACG Rear on Fort Riley during all major
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
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
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
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
For any questions or concerns, please call the Movement and
Freight Work Center 239-3943.