hub-and-spoke system

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a system of air transportation in which local airports offer air transportation to a central airport where long-distance flights are available

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The hub-and-spoke system was designed to relieve SSAs at LSA Anaconda of the need to transport internal misships by delivering all materiel to the correct SSAs at LSA Anaconda within a 24-hour period; to consolidate and transport external misships to the CDC for onward movement to units throughout the Combined Joint Task Force 7 (CJTF-7) area of operations; and to transport serviceable excesses to the CDC.
The concept of operations for the hub-and-spoke system developed out of the need to redirect misshipments between the two primary SSAs at LSA Anaconda, the 240th Quartermaster Company (Direct Support) and the 147th Maintenance Company (Direct Support), both of which are part of the 7th CSG.
The hub-and-spoke system then was expanded into an internal system that supported all six SSAs at LSA Anaconda.
The final concept of operation expanded the "Anaconda Express" hub-and-spoke system to manage both internal and external support of SSAs throughout CJTF-7.
The LSA Anaconda hub-and-spoke system increased SSA productivity as the system assumed the task of transporting internal and external misships.
These capabilities distinguish the software hub of a hub-and-spoke system from the sort of thing that techies sometimes refer to as a "network hub.