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The 146th Airlift Control Flight (ALCF) is a small cadre of airlift professionals supporting worldwide airlift operations. We are located on California's "Gold Coast" midway between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara at Channel Islands Air National Guard Base in Ventura County. We are fortunate to have miles of un-crowded beaches and our Mediterranean-like weather is comfortable in winter and cool and dry during the summer. Recreational  as well as employment opportunities abound, making it an excellent area to work and reside in.

What We Do
Air Force Doctrine says the ALCF mission is to provide Air Mobility Command (AMC) the capability to operate at worldwide locations where little or no operational support exists. A Tanker Airlift Control Element (TALCE) is formed with the addition of other organizations, notably aerial port and maintenance. The TALCE is a temporary command and control (C2) organization deployed to austere airfield locations making it possible to conduct air mobility missions. We are responsible for providing on-site management of deployed airfield operations. Day to day, the 146th ALCF trains military units to get their personnel and equipment ready, then serves as the focal point for all aspects of a deployment by military cargo aircraft. This includes a final check of equipment, cargo load planning and manifesting, procuring, maintaining, and uploading aircraft, setting up communications with other locations and our control center, and reversing it all to get everyone back home. Most importantly, our job is to keep the flow of planes on schedule, getting the planes off on time with the load they're supposed to have. See also ALCF Responsibilities

Who We Are
The ALCF is made up of highly experienced Pilots, Navigators, Loadmasters, and Boom Operators from AMC aircraft (C-130, C-141B, C-5, C-17, KC-135, and KC-10), Airfield Managers, Command and Control Specialists, Communications Specialists, Mechanics, and Administrative Personnel. For more information, see our Job Descriptions ALCF cadre personnel must possess management experience and skills needed to execute air mobility mission, and have the tact, diplomacy, and leadership skills needed to work in international environments under crisis or hostile conditions. ALCF cadre personnel must have operational sophistication and flexibility to evaluate emergency situations, develop new or innovative solutions, and properly apply resources to resolve time critical operational problems (ref AFI 10-221, 2.1).

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Last Revised: July 3 , 2005

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                           146TH AIRLIFT CONTROL FLIGHT
                                                       106 MULCAHEY DRIVE
                                                        PORT HUENEME, CA 93014
                                                          PHONE:805-986-7601  DSN 893-7601
                                                          FAX: 805-986-7969  DSN 986-7969