Generating Tactical Doctrine with the Air Land Sea Application(ALSA) Center at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, many are thankful for its products. In the same way the Joint Staff J7 sponsors and produces joint publications for the operational and strategic community, ALSA publishes doctrine for multi-service tactics, techniques, and procedures (MTTP), in what could be described as joint doctrine at the tactical level. Its periodicals include Joint Application of Firepower, Survival, Brevity, Air Operations in Maritime Surface Warfare, and more than 30 other MTTP used by the joint warfighter.
Established in 1975 when the Army and Air Force, through the Training and Doctrine Command and Tactical Air Command, created the Air Land Forces Application Agency, ALSA has been producing MTTP for years. The intent of the organization was to capture and document lessons learned from the Vietnam War and Arab-Israeli conflict in air superiority, mobility operations, battlefield intelligence, and combined-arms integration, and to develop joint concepts and doctrine. The goal was to improve the ability of the two services to work together.