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Title: JFACC Evolution — Post-Vietnam

Action: Begin with a F-4 and progress to a C-130 to show how airpower continued to evolve, present the bulleted textin support of the narration:

  • Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force formalized the functional air component
  • JCS Pub 26 (Joint Pub 3-01.2) contained initial definition of JFACC concept
  • Omnibus Agreement of 1986 clarified sister service perspective on JFACC
  • Voice: Following the Vietnam War, the first unified command to establish a functional air component within its organizational structure was the Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force, or RDJTF. President Carter established the task force in response to the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979. The RDJTF evolved into a true joint command and eventually became what is now U.S. Central Command. The first joint publication to formally use the term "JFACC" was the old JCS Pub 26, titled "Counterair Operations from Overseas Land Areas." Within a short time this publication became Joint Pub 3-01.2, "Joint Doctrine for Theater Counterair Operations" and provided a foundation upon which the JFACC concept could evolve. The Marines, however, became concerned over the Air Force’s push for a functional air component within unified commands. Fearing a loss of required air support from their Marine Air-Ground Task Force or MAGTF, the Marines got the services to sign up to the Omnibus Agreement. This agreement stated that the MAGTF commander would retain operational control of all Marine air assets and make available for tasking by the JFACC, only those sorties in excess of his direct support requirements. However, the publication went on to state that the JFC had the ultimate authority regarding the use of MAGTF tactical air sorties.

    Action: Remove F-4 and present a mini cover of Joint Pub 0-2:

    Link to Jt Pub 0-2(opens acrobat pdf in new window): JtPub 0-2

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