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Airlift Request Coding

OPNAVINST 4631.2E  

 

Priority/Urgency/Justification/Category Codes (PUJC) - The PUJC will be assigned by the requesting unit. Compliance with the spirit and intent of this instruction is essential to protect limited aircraft assets. Most routine travel should be requested as priority 3. Close attention is directed by all requesters to eliminate abuse or perception of abuse of the system. Rank, grade, or position alone is not sufficient to justify support of airlift requests. Requests for airlifts at a priority above routine will include full justification and will be signed by the senior traveler.

 

A. Passenger/Cargo Priority Codes - Listed in order of precedence:

Priority

Definition

1
(Emergency)

Airlift in direct support of operational forces engaged in combat, contingency or peacekeeping operations directed by the national command authorities or for emergency lifesaving purposes.

2
(Required)

Required use airlift or airlift requirements with compelling operational considerations making commercial transportation unacceptable. Mission cannot be satisfied by any other mode of travel.

3
(Cost Effective/Space Available)

Official business airlift which is validated to be more cost effective than commercial air travel when supported by military aircraft.

 

B. Passenger/Cargo Urgency Codes - Listed in order of precedence. These ratings are designed to promote uniformity in urgency criteria, yet are intended to be sufficiently flexible to permit appropriate priority to be assigned in terms of the end use of the cargo to be airlifted. The urgency code is the second character of the PUJC and is defined below:

Urgency

Definition

1
(COMBAT)

Airlift of personnel or material in direct support of, or alerted for support of operational forces engaged in general war or national contingency operations.

2
(LIFESAVING OR OPERATIONAL)

Airlift of personnel or material in direct support of lifesaving operations or operational forces deployed or preparing for mobilization.

3
(HUMANITARIAN)

Airlift of personnel or material in direct support of authorized and urgent humanitarian operations.

4
(CRITICAL)

Airlift of personnel or material which, while not fulfilling a higher urgency, would critically impact the outcome of unit requirements if not immediately supported exactly as requested.

5
(PRIORITY)

Airlift of personnel or material not fulfilling a higher urgency, but which would have a serious impact on the outcome of unit requirements if not fulfilled. Changes or consolidation with other requests would not adversely affect the unit requirements.

6
(ROUTINE)

Airlift or personnel or material scheduled as part of an organization's daily/weekly routine or travel that is qualified on a cost effective basis but does not meet the requirements of a higher urgency code. Changes or consolidations with other requests would not affect unit requirements.

 

C. Justification/Category Codes - The justification/category codes comprise the third and fourth alphabetic code of the PUJC. These codes provide lift information and historical data (types of units airlifted) and are assigned by the requester.

JUSTIFICATION CODES

Justification Code

Definition

Justification Code

Definition

A

Administration

M

ROTC

B

Civil Works

N

Reserve

C

Recruiting/Retention

O

Joint Staff/OSD Staff Support

D

Medical Support

P

Training

E

Emergencies

Q

Material

F

Fleet Support

R

Maintenance

G

Special Weapons/Component Movement

S

Drug enforcement/Task Force

H

Seabee Support

T

Mobilization/Demobilization

I

Special Warfare Unit Support

U

CVAM Missions

J

Research

V thru U

Unused

K

Morale/Displaced Homeport Visit/USO Tours/R&R

Z

Other Support (Amplify in Remarks)

L

Coast Guard Support

 

 

CATEGORY CODES

A

Meetings/Conferences (Including Authorized Spouse Travel)

S

Exercise

B

Ceremonies

T

Unit Training (Active Units)

C

Goodwill/Foreign Dignitaries (Including Authorized Spouse Travel)

U

Unit Training (Reserve Components)

D

Inspections/Investigations/Courts/
/Boards/Hearings/etc.

V

Test Flights

E

Legislative Affairs/Public Affairs

W

Readiness Training

F

Fleet Support (Deployed Unit at Sea)

X

Aviator Training

G

Fleet Support (Deployed Unit Ashore)

Y

Ferry Flight (Aircraft or Aircrew)

H

Fleet Support ( Ship load out for Deployment)

Z

Other

I

Fleet Support (Ship Off Load from Redeployment)

1

Evacuation of Aircraft

J

Unit Deployment/Redeployment (Other than Ship

2

Evacuation of Personnel

K

Fleet Support (Other)

3

Aero medical Evacuation

L

Educators/Military Academies

4

Other Evacuation

M

Performers/Bands/Choirs/Drill Teams/etc.

5

Search and Rescue

N

Research and Development

6

Medical Support
(Organ/Tissue/Blood Transfers)

O

DOD Contractors/Technician Support

7

Graves Registration/Body Removal

P

Consultations and Appointments (Medical/Dental/Surgical)

8

Emergency Ordnance Disposal (EOD)

Q

Marine Research

9

Disaster Relief/Other Crisis