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 facilitates planning and execution of unit movements and enables movement control elements to manage and coordinate transportation 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 Management (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

MEDIA INSTRUCTIONS(MIs)

Q: What Are MIs?
A: Media Instructions are videos or software simulations of the Tc-AIMS II software that cover different modules of TC-AIMS II (e.g. Unit Move, Asset Management, and Add New Equipment)

Q: How long is each lesson?
A: Approximately 3-10 minutes.

Q: What other features do MIs offer?
A: Many MIs offer images and graphics to emphasize certain TC-AIMS II features and military information.

Q: MIs don't play on my machine. Help!
A: MIs are .mp4 video files that will play on the windows media player that comes standard on all Army laptops

  1. Assuming you are already registered on the AMIS Resource Center (DTIC), go to 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 MI file to your desktop. If it is not a .swf file, cancel the download and try another link.

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
  • PDF versions of the MI steps are also available

Dormant Accounts Policy: ADD 60 Password requirement

All users with TC-AIMS II Enterprise accounts are required to log into the system at least once every 60 days to keep their account active. At 90 days of account inactivity, an email notice will be sent to the user instructing them to log into the system. At 120 days of inactivity, the TC-AIMS II Enterprise account will be automatically deactivated. The user must then contact the AMIS Service Desk to reactivate the account. The account will be automatically deleted if it has not been reactivated by 180 days. Once the account is deleted, a new DD Form 2875 will be required in order for a new account to be established. If you no longer need your TC-AIMS II account, please contact the AMIS Service Desk.

Passwords must be changed every 60 days. The TC-AIMS II application will prompt users to change their password at the 60 day mark, when logging into the system with a registered CAC. Also, after successfully logging into the TC-AIMS II Enterprise system, users can access the Support and Online Session screen to verify their login expiration info. The Online Session information provides users with how many days there are until the next password change. To get to the Support and Online Session screen, click on the AMIS symbol in the top left corner of the TC-AIMS Welcome Screen. The following screen will appear, denoting the number of days to expiration. Passwords are changed on the login screen.

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.

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

TC-AIMS II TRAINING PORTAL

Updated Training

Category Subject Video PDF
Convoy Planning Sustainment Matrix Overview Sustainment Matrix Video Sustainment Matrix 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

Special Notice for RF-ITV PDK and PDK Lite Users

The PDK and PDK Lite/PDK II are unit-funded items that are not centrally-managed nor stocked, and must be procured directly from the manufacturer as a local purchase item. Additionally, EXORD 252-17 FRAGO 11 requires new users to submit an Operational Needs Statement (ONS) and receive HQDA 3/5/7 approval prior to ordering new Iridium SIM cards

The PDK/PDK Lite/PDK II are for use in austere environments, and connect directly to the RF ITV Server via the Iridium satellite network using an Iridium SIM card.

Instructions for Ordering Portable Deployment Kits (PDKs) and Iridum SIM Cards

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

Latest TC-AIMS II Release Notes
Product enhancements and changes as allocated to the latest version of TC-AIMS II 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

Software 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