Transportation Coordinators' - Automated Information for Movements System II (TC-AIMS II)

Automating support for movement systems

BENEFITS

  • Streamline movement management
  • Simplify planning, tracking, and execution
  • Increase movement efficiencies

HOW WE DO IT

TC-AIMS II provides automated support to functions performed by a wide range of users. These functions include:

  • Unit Move
  • Theater Operations (TOPS)
  • Convoy Planning and Highway Regulations (CPHR)

TC-AIMS II functionally facilitates planning and execution of organic movements and functional enables movement control elements to manage and coordinate transportaiton services.

TRAINING & RESOURCES

Software/Account Requests

TC-AIMS II users needing to access the application on the Enterprise will need to have a User Account Mangagement (UAM) for the user's location established, and a TC-AIMS II account.

All AMIS software releases, and software downloads will be distributed through the AMIS Service Desk. Updated reference data (joint data library) can be downloaded from the TC-AIMS II Resource Center.

To establish a UAM, please contact the AMIS Service Desk at (800) 877-7925 or Email Us.

Once a UAM has been established, submit an account request to the AMIS Help Desk . To request an initial account or changes to an existing account, please complete the Enterprise Account Request Form - DD Form 2875 Be sure to click "Enable all Fields" at the top right of the pdf document

INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA INSTRUCTIONS(IMIs)

Q: What Are IMIs?
A: Interactive software simulations of the TC-AIMS II software that cover different modules of TC-AIMSII (e.g., Unit Move, Asset Management, and Add New Equipment).

Q: How long is each lesson?
A: Approximately 10 minutes.

Q: What other features do IMIs offer?
A: Many IMIs have quizzes to test knowledge retention and they can be saved to your desktop for future offline reference.

Q: IMIs don't play on my machine. Help!
A: IMIs are mostly comprised of shockwave files (.swf). These files require a flash player to be installed in order to be viewed. Army laptops typically have a flash player installed as an independent application or as a part of Internet Explorer 11. If you do not have either program installed, please contact your system administrator for assistance.

If you have the requisite software and are still unable to view the IMIs, you may have to set the default application for .swf files. Follow the below instructions to associate .swf files to the appropriate program.

  1. Assuming you are already registered on the AMIS Resource Center (DTIC), go TC-AIMS II Training Page
  2. Click on any of the links with the word "video" in the description.
  3. Choose "Save" to Download the IMI file to your desktop. If it is not a .swf file, cancel the download and try another link.
  4. Right click on the downloaded file and select Flash Player (if its an option) or Internet explorer 11 (as flash player should be built into it)

This should open the file. If this does not work, contact the AMIS Service Desk

Things to Note

  • This training does not lead towards certification
  • IMIs are .swf files and will require an updated version of Adobe Flash (include link)
  • PDF versions of the IMI steps are also available

TC-AIMS II TRAINING PORTAL

Updated Training

Deconflict a Convoy Steps to Create a Transportation Circulation Plan Steps to Create a Preferred Route
CategorySubjectVidPDF
Convoy PlanningBuilding a ConvoyBuilding a Convoy VideoBuilding a Convoy Booklet
Convoy PlanningSet Convoy ParametersSet Convoy Parameters VideoSet Convoy Parameters Booklet
Convoy PlanningDeconflict a ConvoyDeconflict a Convoy VideoDeconflict a Convoy Booklet
Convoy PlanningSteps to Create a Transportation Circulation PlanHow to Build Transportation Circulation Plans VideoHow to Build Transportation Circulation Plans Booklet
Convoy PlanningSteps to Create a Preferred RouteHow to Create Preferred Routes VideoHow to Create Preferred Routes Booklet

See Complete List of TC-AIMS II Resources

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: TC-AIMS II CPHR Icons Not Displaying for Some Users
A: The impacted Users, Army National Guard members, accessed TC-AIMS II via Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10 US Army Golden Master (AGM) version 1607 workstations. AMIS support staff directed the Users to try other browsers if possible. The Users reported Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome displayed the pages and icons as designed. Click for more details

NEWS

Upgrade required soon for all office IT computers

NL T 01 Nov 2019, upgrade all office IT computers to Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 or greater technology. Fragmentary Order (FRAGORD) 08 to U.S. Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER) Operation Order (OPORD) 2017-017 Windows 10 Secure Host Baseline-Army Migration (U//FOUO)

Information Paper: Windows 10 Migration and Compatibility with CPHR

AMIS is developing a replacement for the TC-AIMS II Convoy Planning Highway Regulation application (CPHR). You can read an information paper here

FORSCOM 55-2 Updated
FORSCOM 55-2, otherwise known as the Unit Movement Data Reporting Booklet, has recently been updated. You can obtain a copy of the updated 55-2 here

TC-AIMS II version 8.0.0 Release Notes
Product enhancements and changes as allocated to v8.0.0 are identified in this document.

COMPASS Admin Note
Effective 02 Jan 2018 COMPASS will be splitting out the Army Organizational Equipment Listing (OELs) by Component commands. This will only require a Type Data Code change and Echelon updating within TC AIMS II when generating the OELs from this date forward.

  • TDC-A (Active) with COMPO code of 01 used for Echelon to support TC AIMS II
  • TDC-N (National Guard) with COMPO code of 02 used for Echelons support to TC AIMS II
  • TDC-R (Reserves) with COMPO code of 03 used for Echelons support to TC AIMS II

Sofware Releases & Downloads
All software releases, and software downloads will be distributed through AMIS Service Desk (ASD) at 1 (800) 877-7925 or usarmy.belvoir.peo-eis.mbx.amis-service-desk@mail.mil

The AMIS Service Desk serves the customer in Tier 1 support in all basic questions related to TC-AIMS II availability. If the AMIS Service Desk is unable to resolve an issue, it will be escalated to the appropriate level for resolution.

Dormant Accounts Policy
All users with TC-AIMS II Enterprise accounts are required to log into the system every 120 days or their accounts will be deactivated.

At 90 days if a user is inactive, an email notice is sent to the user instructing them to log into account or else the account will be deactivated at 120 days.

At 120 days, if still no activity, accounts are deactivated. (Account still there - just needs user to call help desk to reactivate).

This will take affect 28 February 2018.

If accounts have not been reactivated by the user at 180 days, accounts are deleted. At this point once account is deleted, the user will need to submit a new DD Form 2875 to have new account established.

Official TC-AIMS II Logo is released
TC-AIMS II now has an official logo that has been approved and is ready for release. The new logo is both simple and to the point - with icons illustrating the various ways TC-AIMS II interfaces with transportation.

TRICKS

COMPASS Export for TPFDD Movement Plans
When working with Time Phased Force Deployment Data, (TPFDD) plans containing Unit Line Numbers, (ULNs), the user must go directly to the Interfaces section when exporting data to COMPASS. There is no need to create a COMPASS header for this type of plan. The user does not need to go to the COMPASS Manager function under Movement Planning. If the user opens the COMPASS Manager, the business process is disrupted; the Clear Export Data button must be clicked, and the ULN radio button selected TWICE before going to the Interfaces tab.

Type Data Code and Deployment Echelon Changes for OEL Reports
Since January 2nd 2018, COMPASS has started to separate out the Army Organizational Equipment Lists, (OELs), by Component commands. This required a Type Data Code, (TDC) change and Echelon update within TC AIMS II when generating the OELs. Now, Units are required to use the following codes for their next OEL reports:

  • Active Component: TDC A, Deployment Echelon 01
  • National Guard Component: TDC N, Deployment Echelon 02
  • Reserves Component: TDC R, Deployment Echelon 03

Verifying TC-AIMS II – IBS Export Transfers
Since the release of the 7.1.2 version, the TC-AIMS II - IBS interface on the Enterprise has been automated. Users no longer have to submit the .GZ file through the Service Desk, unless the transaction fails. To verify that the file was transferred successfully, the user can check the Display Manifest Data section by following these steps:

  1. Click on Display Manifest Data from the Interfaces tab. Message Export information displays with the file name sent, interface name, username, creation date, and status.
  2. Click on the Creation Date column header to sort with the latest files sent at the top of the list.
  3. Locate the file exported and click on the line for the file sent to see the transmission details.
  4. Details show at the bottom of the screen. Notice the Status Details column with “Export file transferred successfully (Success)”, meaning that the file was sent to server for processing.
  5. If the transaction Status displays “Failed”, the .GZ file has to be submitted through the AMIS helpdesk for processing.

TTN Capabilities
TC-AIMS II v. 7.1.3 supports Transportation Tracking Numbers, (TTN), generation functions. TTN is a data element designed to support in-transit visibility, (ITV), for cargo throughout the Defense Transportation System (DTS) for Time Phased Forces Deployment Data (TPFDD) movements. TTN will be fully traceable throughout the movement process and back to the Joint Operation Planning and Execution System, (JOPES). Each TC-AIMS II Unit Move cargo item with a Unit Line Number (ULN) moving through the DTS will have a unique TTN, and each TTN will have an embedded Transportation Tracking Account Number (TTAN) associated to a ULN. TTANs are imported into the system with a Computerized Movement Planning and Status System (COMPASS) .pej file. The system creates a TTN by adding a 4-digit numerical value to the TTAN; this value when added to the TTAN creates the TTN, i.e.:

TTAN: 1004601060400 >>> TTN: 10046010604001136.

COMPASS will start providing ULNs with a TTAN in the near future, and units will be required to generate TNN for their equipment on TPFDD movements.

For steps by step instructions to generate TTN, view the Create TTNs” IMI