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Total Force Concept

As a fundamental element of Air Force transformation, the Total Force concept will provide the following benefits:
-Create efficiencies
-Encourage retention of valuable human capital
-and, above all, Increase Air Force combat capabilities


Total Force : Definition

includes Regular Air Force
-Air National Guard
-Air Force Reserve military personnel
-US Air Force military retired members
-US Air Force civilian personnel (including foreign national direct and indirect-hire, as well as non-appropriated fund employees)
-contractor staff
-host-nation support personnel


Joint Force Concept

Joint Force is a general term applied to a force composed of significant elements, assigned or attached, of two or more military departments operating under a single joint force commander


A memorandum of agreement (MOA)

may be created to provide a framework and detailed procedures for joint interoperability


Functions of readiness that enable an environment conducive to accomplishing the other functions

-Equal Opportunity
-Airman and Family Readiness

>>are enabling functions


FS Readiness Capabilities

-Developing Airmen



provides the ability to Plan / Schedule / Coordinate AND Conduct functions such as Ceremonies / Conferences / Social events


Developing Airmen:

Force Support teams enable continuing education of deployed Airmen to include:
-pre-commissioning programs
-Professional military education (PME)
-Professional continuing education
-Higher education
-Transition and career assistance


Air Expeditionary Force (AEF)

The ultimate design was to make the deployment process predictable, transparent and equitable


AEF Teaming

Each base will support 2 Periods. One period will consist of a 60% of the forces vulnerable to deploy (known as the big hit), and the other period will consist of 40% of the other forces vulnerable to deploy (60/40 split)


AEF Key Principles




The AEF battle rhythm allows the AF to maintain a high state of readiness for all forces, all of the time. Alignment of forces across the AEF Teaming concept defines battle rhythm and allows the Air Force to address the questions, “Who goes first?” and “Who goes next?”


AEF Key Elements

There are four key elements of the AEF structure:
-readily available force
-enabler force
-in-place support
-institutional force


Enabler Forces

includes common user assets, such as global mobility forces, special operations (SOF) and personnel recovery forces, space forces and other uniquely categorized forces. Most high demand/low supply (HD/LS) assets are postured as enablers and rotate as operational requirements dictate. These forces are considered on-call at all times.


Institutional Force consists of

forces assigned to organizations responsible to carry out statutory functions (e.g. organize, train, equip, recruit) at the Air Force level (e.g., higher headquarters, core pipeline training, recruiting, and acquisition)


A MISCAP statement is

a short paragraph which describes the mission a Unit Type Code (UTC) is capable of accomplishing.


MISCAP should include:

-A brief explanation of mission capabilities
-The types of bases to which the unit can be deployed (e.g., bare base, collocated operating base and main operating base etc.)
-Response Capability


The manpower force element (MFE) lists manpower requirements of each UTC...The MFE contains:

-Employed Functional Account Code (FAC) (Not necessarily the same as home station FAC)
-Grade (mandatory for officer and civilian requirements; optional for enlisted)
-Special experience identifier (SEI)
-Command remarks (if applicable)


The Logistics Detail (LOGDET) is

the equipment portion of a UTC. LOGDET contains a description of each:
-Piece of equipment
-National stock number
-Movement characteristics
-Size and Weight of each individual item


Some examples of reasons for a new UTC are:

-New equipment
-Significant change in operational concept or mission
-Significant program changes to manpower or equipment


Functional Area Managers (FAMs) usually

initiate development of a new UTC


Standard deployable UTCs provide

the most detail to Air Force planners and are used to the greatest extent possible.


Posturing is

the act of converting the unit manpower document into UTCs and aligning them to a specific AEF


Each UTC is assigned

a 3-character availability code


Coding of Additional UTC Characters

The second and third characters of a UTC’s posturing code represent specific capabilities or limitations of the UTC


Unit commanders, through their Unit Deployment Managers, will:

-Assign incoming airmen an AEF Indicator within 15 days of arrival
-Not assign an airman to a position that would require him/her to deploy a second time in the same AEF cycle.



13 member team. Provides limited initial food service, lodging, mortuary affairs, fitness, recreation, resale ops, and NAFI support for populations up to 275 for 10 days



1 member (038P3, 03). Provides FSS leadership for an FSS squadron or other support operation.


Open the Airbase (AETF force modules)

-Will normally arrive first
-Establish an initial operating capability (IOC) in approximately 24 hours from the arrival of forces


Establish the Airbase (AETF force modules)

-This FM contains limited forces to bring the base to an initial operating capability
-provide the airfield’s earliest capability to execute its assigned mission


Operate the Airbase (AETF force modules)

-Force module contains mission support forces needed to achieve full operating capability
-Provide quality of life activities



augmentation force modules provide the additional capability to meet a more demanding requirement with extended capabilities (for example: enhanced security or disaster response)


Open the Airbase (FS Force Module)

Two critical capabilities force support provides from the onset of an operation are accountability and casualty reporting


Establish the Airbase (Force Support Force Modules)

The BULK of force support UTCs arrive during establish the air base FM


(Expeditionary Force Support Squadron Construct)

Command Section consists of the:

-Commander, deputy, and command support staff
-Additionally, there is an operations staff which includesNAF financial manager and marketing/events coordinator


Community Services Flight consists of the

recreation section and the combined Airman & Family Readiness Center Deployed (A&FRC-D) and Learning Resource Center.


Concept of Operations (CONOPS)

In operational planning, a CONOPS is a verbal or graphic statement, in broad outline, of a CCDR’s assumptions or intent in regard to an operation or series of operations


OPLAN Annexes

The details of an OPLAN are found in its annexes. The specific areas covered in annexes and the depth of coverage depends on the scope and intent of the OPLAN


Each annex and appendix consists of six sections:

-Administration and logistics
-Command and control


Annex D – Logistics

subsistence support and services


Annex E – Personnel

supporting personnel resources / manpower


Annex F – Public Affairs

Media and community relations


(War and Mobilization Plan)

Volume 1 (WMP-1), Basic Plan and Supporting Supplements:

provides a consolidated reference source for general policies and guidance for mobilization planning and the support of combat forces in time of war


(War and Mobilization Pland)

Volume 3 (WMP-3), Combat and Support Forces.

WMP-3 has four parts. Part 1 contains combat forces. Part 2 is the Air Force Unit Type Code (UTC) Availability and contains all postured UTC capability in the Air Force


(Volume 3 (WMP-3), Combat and Support Forces)

Part 2 is the:

official comprehensive data source for identifying all Air Force UTCs. It contains all postured UTC capability in the Air Force. This UTC availability represents the Air Force's commitment to support CJCS requirements, CCDR, and Service unique requirements, and documents capabilities for all active, guard, and reserve units. Each listed UTC contains the mission capability statement as well as deployment characteristics of the UTC in terms of personnel and cargo tonnage requiring transportation.


JOPES is the

DOD-directed single, integrated joint command and control system for conventional operation planning and execution (to include theater-level nuclear and chemical plans)


JOPES Edit Tool (JET) provides

a capability for the planner to create and modify a TPFDD file and build a force list


DCAPES provides

-Support to deployed PERSCO teams via the DCAPES PERSCO Web Application
-Automated tool for force accountability of deployed forces and requirements to include strength and casualty reporting


The primary purpose of AFJET is

to allow AF planners to update and maintain JOPES TPFDDs


Personnel are considered “accounted for” when any of the following occur:

-The member is physically present
-The member has been contacted or has made contact (e.g. by telephone or other means)
-The member is in an official status of unauthorized absence, desertion, deceased, or missing.



To ask or order to return


Communications Out Recall

This is a type of recall used when communications systems are inoperable.


Noncombatant Evacuation Operations: NEOs are

-operations directed by the Department of State
-noncombatants are evacuated from areas of danger overseas to safe havens or to the United States


There are three NEO Policy Objectives:

1) To protect U.S. citizens to include their evacuation to relatively stable areas and ensuring their welfare in the area
2) To reduce to a minimum the number of U.S. citizens subject to the risk of death, injury, or capture as hostages
3) To reduce to a minimum the number of U.S. citizens in probable or actual combat areas in order to avoid impairing the combat effectiveness of U.S. and allied military commanders


Strength Accountability

PERSCO will maintain accountability over all personnel on the ground, including transients, at their deployed and designated geographically separated locations, regardless of status.


Transient Accountability

Transient forces are personnel that spend at least one night in billeting at a location but are enroute to their final duty location


Air Force Crisis Action Team Director initiates

Air Force TFA actions via established command and control procedures.


Unit Commanders are the first and most critical link

-when it comes to establishing accountability. The Air Force’s ability to track its members will succeed or fail based on their efforts.
-Will address the need to account for assigned military, military family members, civilian (appropriated and nonappropriated fund) personnel, and certain family members of civilian personnel within 48 hours of a natural disaster or national emergency.


Air Force goal is 100% accountability

of all personnel within 48 hours of a catastrophic event


Air Force Personnel Accountability and Assessment System (AFPAAS) allows personnel to:

-Report accountability status
-Update contact/local information
-Complete needs assessment
-View reference information


both the C-MAJCOM and AFPC/DPW query

the AEF Libraries to identify/select the most appropriate sourcing solutions


Verification and Validation Phase

MAJCOMs will either verify the requirement or submit a reclama


Installation Deployment Readiness Cell (IDRC)

-The IDRC is a centralized function aligned under the Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) Commander and generally located within LRS facilities
-The IDRC has direct line of communication and responsibility to the installation/wing commander
-Permanent staff consists of the IDO, Logistics Plans, and IPR personnel


Unit Deployment Manager (UDM)

manages all deployment readiness and training aspects for all deployable personnel and equipment within their unit to ensure they are deployment ready


Shortfall and Reclama Process (effort)

units will make every effort to meet all taskings. Generally, relief will only be sought when a wing or tasked unit does not possess sufficient or qualified personnel to support a tasking or the tasking is impossible to meet or will shut down critical elements of the home station mission, as determined by the wing commander or equivalent


Shortfall and Reclama Process

When the tasked unit commander cannot support a tasking, that commander will request relief by submitting a UTC shortfall through the reclama process to the Shortfall Validation Team (Manpower Office, IPR, MPS, LRS Plans and Integration Office; AFSC Manager, (or LRS for equipment)) to the wing commander (or equivalent). Once the wing commander or equivalent approves the UTC shortfall request, the IDO will submit to their MAJCOM


Personnel Deployment Function (PDF)

If the IDO deems a stand-alone PDF line is not required, deploying personnel must be provided a deployment checklist to ensure deploying personnel receive the same processing and services that are afforded in the formal PDF line


PDF Responsibilities

-Establishes deployment eligibility and medical stations for processing deploying forces.
-Advises commanders when personnel selected for deployment are ineligible to deploy
-Uses DCAPES via IPR to produce Contingency Exercise Deployment orders.


PDF Processing Line Actions

-Prepare new ID tags IAW AFI 36-3103, Identification Tags and appropriate CACs
-Ensure deploying individuals have a printed copy of their Virtual Record of Emergency Data.
-Collect completed AF Form 245, Employment Locator and Processing Checklist, for inclusion in the Troop Commander’s Personnel Accountability Kit


examples of the support some base agencies might provide

-Public Affairs


Personnel HSRT

HSRT for personnel specialists includes training for PERSCO team members and Installation Personnel Readiness (IPR) members.


PERSCO Training

Only 3S0X1 personnel assigned to PERSCO UTC positions coded with SEI 295 (DCAPES Operator) are required complete the formal DCAPES Wing-level Users course


Force Support Combat Training (FSCT)

Force Support students receive additional training on providing contingency food service, lodging, fitness and recreation, and mortuary affairs while under simulated wartime conditions


There are three types of DOC Statements (Designed Operational Capability) (AF Form 723)

Primary mission DOC statement reflects the unit’s full wartime mission set.


Designed Operational Capability (DOC) Statements must be

DOC statements must be reviewed annually by the MAJCOM staff and the measured unit commander


ART Assessments

Commanders conduct two types of UTC assessments in ART: Readiness Assessments and Tasking Assessments


Readiness Assessments: Readiness stoplight assessments (Green, Yellow, or Red)

-Yellow. Caution. The UTC has a missing or deficient capability that does not prevent the UTC from being tasked and accomplishing its mission in a contingency and/or AEF rotation
-Red. No Go - Units will provide a detailed explanation of the shortfall in remarks


overall readiness level of units is indicated with a C-level rating. C-1 (highest) to C-6 (lowest):

-C-1. The unit possesses the required resources and training to undertake the FULL WARTIME MISSION(s) for which it is organized and designed.
-C-2. The unit possesses the required resources and training to undertake MOST OF THE WARTIME MISSION(s) for which it is organized and designed.


There are three categories of mission assessments that are used to reflect the unit’s capabilities: Core, Named Operations, and Top Priority Plans (Level IV)

Core METL (Mission Essential Task List) consists of the fundamental capabilities for which a unit was organized and designed. All units will assess a Core METL.