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PENNSYLVANIA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

Service Battery, 1st BN 108th Field Artillery

1000 East Cumberland Street

Lebanon, PA 17042-8193

ALERT AND ASSEMBLY PLAN

21 September, 2001

1. REFERENCES

a. FORSCOM REG 500-3-3 RCUCH

b. STARC-PA Mobilization Plan

2. PURPOSE

a. This plan prescribes actions necessary to provide for the rapid notification of all members of this unit, the assembly and care of personnel, and the occupation and organization of the designated assembly area at the time of the alert notification. Although primarily designed for use when ordered or called to active Federal duty, applicable portions of this plan will be used by the unit for alert and mobilization for State active duty.

b. This plan supplements the RCUCH and STARC-PA Mobilization Plans.

3. ALERT ORDER

a. Alert Authentication may be verified by calling the HQ, 1ST BATTALION, 108TH FA at 717-249-3609.

b. The alert order will be transmitted to unit members by one of the following means:

(1) Telephone (Primary)

(2) Personal contact

(3) Messenger

(4) Telegram

(5) Letter

c. The following personnel are authorized to receive the alert order, in order of priority:

(1) Commander

(2) First Sergeant

(3) Readiness NCO

4. PERSONNEL NOTIFICATION

a. Each member of the unit is listed in the unit alert notification roster as in Annex A hereto, which will be verified quarterly as in Appendix 1 to Annex A.

b. It is each unit memberís responsibility to notify the 1SG immediately of

any changes in residence, home phone number, or work phone number.

c. Units members not having a clear address, ie RD #2, PO Box, etc will complete a strip map from the armory to their residence and will be filed with the unit alert roster behind their assigned call group.

5. DESIGNATION OF ASSEMBLY AREAS

a. The Primary Assembly Area for the Service Battery, 1-108th FA:

Service Battery, 1-108th FA

1000 E. Cumberland Street

Lebanon, PA 17042-8193

(717)-273-0121

b. The Alternate Assembly Area for Service Battery, 1-108th FA is:

Mount Zion Fire Company

RD #6

Lebanon, PA 17042

(717)-865-9520

c. Strip map to the Alternate Assembly Area is attached as Annex B.

d. A letter of coordination/authorization for the use of the Mount Zion Fire Company is attached as Annex C.

6. TRANSPORTATION OF PERSONNEL TO ASSEMBLY AREAS

a. The primary means of transportation to either assembly area will be privately owned vehicles or public transportation. It is the responsibility of unit members to arrange for their own transportation to the PAA or AAA.

b. A secondary means will be the initiative of the unit member to contact another unit member for assistance in carpooling.

c. In emergency situations, or by prior arrangement, the unit commander may authorize dispatch of unit vehicles to pick up unit personnel. (For pick up points, see Annex D)

d. Movement from the PAA to the AAA in the event of an enemy attack will be by military convoy. If organic assets are not available at the PAA, POV's will be used to transport unit members from the PAA to the AAA.

e. All POV's will be removed from the PAA or AAA NLT 72 hours after the unit has been mobilized. It is the responsibility of each unit member to have prior arrangements made to have their POV removed within this time.

7. ASSEMBLY OF PERSONNEL

a. Assemble personnel IAW task 3-III-2 of FORSCOM REG 500-3-3, RCUCH.

b. The senior officer or NCO will assume charge of the unit and actions required upon arrival at the assembly area. The actions to be initiated at the assembly area will be IAW phases II and III of Annex F (Mobilization Checklist for Unit Commanders) which is the basis for the Home Station Activity List and the Home Station Activities Schedule.

c. The first individual to arrive at the primary or alternate assembly area will initiate security of the building as well as the vehicle storage compound IAW the security plan for the primary or alternate assembly area.

d. Upon arrival at the assembly area, all personnel will immediately report to the orderly room/CP. The First Sergeant or senior NCO will record the time of arrival of each enlisted member and direct personnel to report to the duty assignments.

e. Actions to take place:

1. Provide general building & compound security.

2. Brief personnel on the current situation.

3. Prepare unit vehicles & equipment for movement.

4. Prepare individual equipment.

5. Continue administrative & logistical procedures.

6. Conduct training as required.

f. A DA form 647 (personnel register) will be used to sign personnel in and out of the assembly area.

8. CLOTHING & EQUIPMENT

a. Personnel will report to the assembly area and wear the duty uniform of BDU w/soft cap. All equipment on hand receipt from the unit will accompany unit member to the assembly area.

b. Personal clothing and equipment will accompany the unit member to the assembly area such as socks, underwear, and personal hygiene items to last for 5 days. Civilian clothes will not be worn or brought to the assembly area.

c. In the event that the primary assembly area has been destroyed, the commander will designate details to return from the alternate assembly area to salvage or evacuate any unit equipment. If the primary assembly area is inaccessible, STARC-PA will be notified immediately requesting action to be taken to provide the unit with essential supplies & materials. Points of contact for supplies & materials are:

Primary Commander, STARC-PA

Fort Indiantown Gap

Annville, PA 17003-5002 (717)-861-8640/8631/8938

Alternate USPFO for Pennsylvania

C/o Dept of Military Affairs Annville, PA 17003-5002 (717)-861-8743/8724/8736

d. The circumstances of the alert, instructions from higher headquarters, and the local situation will dictate the issue of organizational weapons or protective gear. Accurate records of ammunition issued and expended will be kept at all times by the commander and all subordinate platoon leaders.

9. MEDICAL

a. Sick call will be held daily at 0770 hours. Personnel desiring to go on sick call will report to the orderly room and be issued a sick slip (DD Form 689) and be transported to a facility listed below:

The Good Samaritan Hospital (Emergencies only)

4th & Walnut Streets

Lebanon, PA 17042

(717)-272-7611

911

Dunham US Army Health Clinic

Carlisle Barracks

Carlisle, PA 17013

(717)-245-3131

Veterans Administration Medical Center S. Lincoln Ave.

Lebanon, PA 17042

(717)-272-6621

b. All emergency cases will use the 911 number for transportation to the hospital.

c. Non emergency cases will be transported using organic vehicles or POV's.

10. COMMUNICATIONS

a. Means of communication for initial alert notification:

1. Telephone (Primary)

2. Personal contact

3. TV/Radio (State emergencies only by order of the Governor or Adjutant General.

4. Messenger.

5. Telegram

6. Letter

b. Assembly Area communication and alternate assembly area communications will be conducted in the same manner as stated in paragraph a above.

11. SECURITY

a. For security plan of the Primary Assembly Area, see ANNEX E.

b. For security plan of the Alternate Assembly Area, see ANNEX F.

12. SUBSISTENCE AT HOME STATION

a. The following sources will be utilized for procuring rations while at home station:

Primary TBA

Alternate Giant Food Store

Plaza 422 Shopping Center Lebanon, PA 17042 (717)-274-3491

b. The sources listed in paragraph a above will be utilized for both the primary and alternate assembly areas.

13. LODGING AT HOME STATION

a. Upon mobilization, the following lodging arrangements will be:

1. Depending on the current situation, non-essential personnel may be authorized (at the discretion of the commander) to reside at home overnight.

2. If the situation requires personnel to remain at the primary or alternate assembly area, individual equipment will be utilized. Sufficient facilities are available to accommodate all personnel (male/female) if the situation requires it.

ANNEXES WILLIAM R. JAMES

A-Alert Roster CPT, FA, PAARNG

B-AAA Strip Map Commanding

C-Coordination Letter

D-DA Form 647

E-PAA Security Plan

F-AAA Security Plan