Airfield Management Block 1

How do you become an Apprentice 3 Skill Level? (17C31)
Obtained after completing tech school.
How do you become an Journeyman 5 Skill Level? (17C51)
-12 months upgrade training / 9 months for retrained that have previously held a level in another career field.

-Complete Airfield Management Operations Coordinator (AMOC) Position Certificate Guide (PCG).

-Recommended by Supervisor & approved by Commander.

-A1C through SSgt (E3-E5).

How do you become an Craftsman 7 Skill Level? (17C71)
-12 months upgrade training (UGT) / 6 months UGT for re-trainees that previously held a 7 skill level in another career field.

– Airfield Management Craftsman Course.

-Recommended by supervisor & Approved by Commander.

-TSgt Through MSgt (E6-E7)

How do you become an Superintendent 9 Skill Level? (17C91)
-Complete Airfield Manager PCG

-Complete Advance Airfield Manager Course

-Receive their SEI 368

-SMSgt E-8

Major Command Functional Managers (MFM) MAJCOM Level
Referred to as “functional,” they monitor health & manning within their command, & elevate concerns to the AFCFM.
Functional Area Managers (FAM) MAJCOM Level
Co-located with the MFM. Conducts AF-level inspections to evaluate compliance. Airfield Management Subject Matter Expectations (SME). They are responsible for management & oversight of all personnel & equipment. Their responsibilities are reviewing policy, managing & maintaining UTCs, developing criteria for & monitoring readiness reporting, force posturing, & overall analysis.
Chain of Command
Bases: (Randalph, Keesler for AETC, etc.)
Wing: (Maintenance, OPS, etc.)
Squadron: (Operation Support Squadron, etc.)
Flight: (Ground Radar, etc.)
Air Force Career Field Manager (AFCFM)
Highest ranked enlisted person assigned to each career field. Typically serve at Headquarters (HQ) & are responsible for organizing & managing their respective enlisted career field. There responsibilities are establishing perquisite requirements for entry into the career field, managing trained personnel & manning, as well as developing/managing career-long training plans.
Airfield Management Operations Coordinator (AMOC)
Qualifications: Hold AFSC 17C31 & Special Experience Identifier (SEI) 154.
Computer Based Training (CBT)- Airfield Criteria, Airfield inspections & maintenance, wildlife hazard management, Airfield driving, AM Contingency operations.

Duties: Provides transient aircrew (aircraft’s that are flying through – not from the area.) & aircraft support. Operation instructions (OI) – i.e. pet regulations, etc. Maintains & processes Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) which identify safely related concerns on the airfield.

Airfield Management Operations Supervisor (AMOS)
Qualifications: Hold AFSC 17C51 & Special Experience Identifier (SEI) 155.
Computer Based Training (CBT)- Airfield Criteria, Airfield inspections & maintenance, wildlife hazard management, Airfield driving, AM Contingency operations.

Duties: Briefs AM personnel on emergency & operational activities. Conducts & documents a shift change briefing. Conducts airfield inspections & checks.

Difference between AMOC & AMOS
-5 skill level

-AMOC can suspend ops to an extent & route to AMOS – AMOS has more extent.

-AMOC does checks – AMOS can do checks & inspections.

-AMOC goes through the AMOS

-AMOS has overall authority over shift – can perform all of AMOC duties.

Airfield Management positions Chain of Command
AMC (3) > AMOS (5) > NAMT (7) > NAMO (7) > Deputy Airfield Management DAFM (7) > AFM (00 , 7 , 9)

-AMOC & AMOS are counter workers.
-1C700 Command Chief

What are FOD’s?
Anything that can create problems for the flight line (i.e. cover, maintenance parts, rocks, jewelry, etc.)
Airfield manager (AFM)
Plan, organize & direct AM activities.
NCOIC, Airfield Management Training (NAMT)
Qualifications: Must be at least a SSgt, hold AFSC 1C771, & at least 3 years of experience in Am.
-NCOIC Airfield Management Operations & Training (NAMO/T) PCG.
-Airfield Criteria, airfield inspection & maintenance, wildlife hazard management, airfield driving & AM contingency operations CBTs.
-RM fundamentals course available for download at AF safety center training website.
-Local qualification training (AF Form 797.)

Duties: develops, implements, & manages the Airfield Management training program. Partcipates in Airfield Operations Flight (AOF) Training Review Board (TRB) to monitor individuals in upgrade training. Can perform airfield inspections & checks.

NCOIC, Airfield Management Operations (NAMO)
Qualifications: Must be at least a SSgt, hold AFSC 1C771, & at least 3 years of experience in Am.
-NCOIC Airfield Management Operations & Training (NAMO/T) PCG.
-Airfield Criteria, airfield inspection & maintenance, wildlife hazard management, airfield driving & AM contingency operations CBTs.
-RM fundamentals course available for download at AF safety center training website.
-Local qualification training (AF Form 797.)

Duties: establishing performance standards, procedures & work priorities for personnel working in AMOPS section. Develops monthly duty schedule to ensure effective utilization of personnel working in the AMOPS section. Develops Operating Instructions (OI), Quick Reaction Checklists (QRC), logs, etc. to perform AM activities & responsibilities.

*additional responsibilities on page 23.

Deputy, Airfield Manager (DAFM)
Qualifications: Must be at least a TSgt, hold AFSC 1C771, & at least 3 years of experience in Am.
-Airfield Manager PCG.
-Airfield Criteria, airfield inspection & maintenance, wildlife hazard management, airfield driving & AM contingency operations CBTs.
-Advanced Airfield Manager Course
-RM fundamentals course available for download at AF safety center training website.
-Local qualification training (AF Form 797.)

Duties: Functions as AFM during their absence (leave, Temporary Duty (TDY), Professional Military Education (PME), Permanent Change of Station (PCS), etc.) They coordinate w/ Civil Engineer (CE). Serves as a member of the Foreign Object Damage (FOD).

Airfield Manager (AFM)
Qualifications: Must be at least a MSgt or above, hold AFSC 1C700, 1C791, or 1C771, posess SEI 368, & at least 3 years of experience in Am.
-Airfield Manager PCG.
-Airfield Criteria, airfield inspection & maintenance, wildlife hazard management, airfield driving & AM contingency operations CBTs.
-Advanced Airfield Manager Course
-RM fundamentals course available for download at AF safety center training website.
-Local qualification training (AF Form 797.)

Duties: overall management of AM facilities & services to provide a safe, efficient, & effective airfield environment for aircraft operations. Provides direct supervision & management of all personnel working in AM.

Resident Course Instructor
Instructors of tech school.
-Must be a SrA or above w/ a 4 year maximum commitment.
-Within one year of completion of CCAF degree.
Contingency Response Group (CRG)
Composed of mission support elements from various units. SSgt & have completed their 5 skill level to be considered for CRG.
Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR)
-AM contracted locations.
-Holds SEI 368.
-Serves as technical expert on AM duties & responsibilities.
-Evaluate & document contractor’s performance in accordance w/ the Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan.
How to get SEI 368
Do PCG & Advanced Airfield Manager Course. Once hit SMSgt – get to 9 level.
Active duty, Reserve & National Guard personnel must complete ________ to be awarded AFSC 17C31.
The Resident Training Course
Upgrade training to 5-skill level consists of successfully completing
1. Complete Airfield Management Operations Coordinator (AMOC)
2. Position Certification Guide (PCG)
AM personnel must successfully complete _________ & the resident training course to be awarded AFSC 1C791.
When is a 7-skill level awarded?
When promoted to SSgt, bu tno sooner than the 1st day of promotion cycle. 12 months UGT / 6 months for re-trainees, & completion of the Airfield Management Craftsman Course.
What duty position assesses airfield operations/situations, determines operational requirements, & imposes airfield restrictions as needed?
Airfield management Operations supervisor (AMOS).
Name the special duty assignments..
What duty position will conduct airfield checks but will not conduct airfield inspections?
Airfield Management Operations Coordinator (AMOC)
What are the 3 safety offices?
Flight, Ground & Weapon Safety.
Flight Safety
Responsible for the base safety program. Maintains controls over Hazardous Air Traffic Reporting (HATR) & High Accident Potential (HAP) programs.
Ground Safety
Traffic safety & sports & recreation mishap prevention. Assist supervisors in developing & maintaining Job Safety Analysis (JSA) & setting up programs to ensure organizational compliance w/ Occupational safety & Health Administration (OSHA).
Weapons Safety
Squadrons w/ an explosives, missile or nuclear mission must have a weapons safety program. Comprises 3 disciplines: explosives, safety, missile safety & nuclear surety.
Engineering Flight
Designs & produces the documents that become construction projects.
Environmental Flight
Oversees cleanup of hazardous waste sites, assists the base commander w/ environmental law compliance, conducts pollution prevention programs, conducts planning per the National Environmental Policy act, & builds & manages programs for natural & cultural resources.
Similar to Google Maps – “one installation, one map.” Provides commanders the ability to reference the same map from different locations to make decisions to meet mission requirements.
EOD Flight
Provides protection of the people, resources, & the environment from the effects of hazardous explosive, chemical, biological, incendiary, & nuclear ordnance. search & destroy explosives.
Fire protection Flight
They firefight on the flight line & buildings. They wear silver suits to withstand higher heat temperatures. Known as “Crash.”
Operations Flight
-Customer Service Section – Tell them what you need & they will delegate it.
-Sends out the 322’s.
-Material Acquisition: Self-Help.
-Review, approve, schedule, & control work performed by Civil Engineering personnel.
-Made up of 7 elements: Operations Support, Maintenance Engineering, electrical, Pavement / Equipment, Utilities, structural & Mechanical.
Operations Support
Management & control of work requirements & logistics support for the in-house workforce. Reviews, approve, schedules, & controls work performed by CE.
Maintenance Engineering
Responsible for engineering expertise within the Operations flight.
-Evaluates work orders.
-Manage real property maintenance.
-Facility project review.
-Evaluates the 322’s.
Responsible for the installation, operation, maintenance, & repair of:
-High & Low voltage distribution systems.
-Electrical/generator power.
-Fire alarm.
-Intrusion detection systems.
-Airfield lighting systems.
-Aircraft arresting systems.
Operation & maintenance of heavy construction equipment. Construction & maintenance of runways, parking aprons, grounds, & roadways.
Installation, maintenance, repair, troubleshooting & modification of:
-Water & waste water treatment.
-Plumbing operations.
-Natural gas distribution.
-Liquid fuel distribution.
-Entomology services.
Management, construction repair, & modification of structural systems. Wooden, masonry, metal & concrete buildings. Fabrication & repair of components of buildings, utility systems, & real property. Locksmith operations.
Installation, operation, maintenance & repair of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, & refrigeration (HVAC/R) systems.
Air Traffic Control
Controls en-route & terminal air traffic by use of visual, radar, & non-radar means.
Command Post
Eyes & ears of the base. Perform activities within fixed ground, mobile, & airborne Command & Control (C2). Disseminates time sensitive critical information to senior leaders & support agencies. Coordinate activities during national emergency, crisis situation, civil disturbance, & natural disasters. Monitor unit resources (base assigned aircraft).
Observes, records, & disseminates weather information. Notifies AM of any forecast/weather change. Coordinate w/ AM on airfield conditions. Head wind – creates more lift.
Security Forces
Provides installation security, law enforcement. Perform customs inspection on aircraft arriving from outside the US.
Airfield Systems
Installs, removes, relocates, modifies, deploys, & maintains fixed & mobile meteorological, navigation & air traffic control ground-to-air radio systems.
Maintenance operations Center (MOC)
-Aircraft servicing.
-Schedules & unscheduled maintenance.
-Pre-flight, basic post flight, through flight, & home station checks of all aircraft assigned to the unit(s) stationed at that installation.
-Cleaning, ground handling, launching, & recovery of base aircraft.
-MOC contacts AM of any engine runs & tows.
Transient Alert
Deal primarily w/ transient aircraft (not assigned/or stationed at your airfield.) Capable of performing basic maintenance on any aircraft in the USAF inventory.
-Retrieve deceleration (drag) chutes.
-Marshal aircraft to/from parking locations.
-Pre-flight, refuel & service (oxygen, nitrogen, air, oil, etc.) aircraft.
-Provide “Follow Me” services.
Responsible for greeting distinguished visitors (DVs) & very important persons (VIPs) upon arrival to a base. Provides Airfield Management personnel w/ DV/VIP information such as names, updated arrival & departure dates & times. They stock the DV/VIP lounge w/ refreshments, making arrangements w/ ground transportation, rechecking the greeting marquee on the flight line, & all the areas the guest will visit.
Public Affairs (PA)
Personnel write & edit news for internal & public media use. PA plans, organizes, coordinates & conducts internal information, community relations & media relations activities to build informed public support for the Air Force. They also serve as spokesperson & liaisons between the Air Force, community groups & the news media. They assist in military-community relations activities such as arranging open houses, demonstrations, displays, tours, & orientations.
What support agency is responsible for disseminating time-sensitive critical information to senior leaders & support agencies?
Command Post.
Who is responsible for aircraft servicing, scheduling & unscheduled maintenance, preflight’s, basic post flights, through flights, & home station checks of all base assigned aircraft?
Maintenance Operations Center.
Who is responsible for identifying & disarming or destroying every type of munitions, both those of the US, & those of our allies & enemies?
EOD Flight.
Who has the overall responsibility of the FOD Program?
Flight Safety.
AFI 13-204 V3
All AM positions & duties are listed in AFI 13-204 Volume 3. Core AFI for Airfield Management telling us everything we’re expected. Our positions & responsibilities as an Airfield Management.
AFI 11-208
Listing of terms, definitions, & responsibilities that affect the Notice to Airman (NOTAM) System. Provides guidance to determine if a situation within your jurisdiction will require a safety NOTAM or if the situation is Local NOTAM material.
Operations Security (OPSEC)
Keeps friendly information out of enemy’s hands. Don’t give out any sensitive information, if anyone asks you questions regarding security breach/information, refer them to Public Affairs.
What is the bottom line of OPSEC?
Give information ONLY on a need to know basis.
Integrated Defense Plan (IDP)
Codifies installation defense efforts among responsible internal/external agencies to ensure all aspects of ID are accomplished, considered & compensated for, if necessary. Provides an understanding of security requirements for all units involved in Integrated Defense & describes how commanders employ available integrated Defense forces, capabilities & concepts to accomplish the overall ID mission. The IDP will be updated & approved by the Installation Commander every 12 months. Your IDP is going to be based on your FPCON. This is commanded through your wing commander.
The primary purpose of
Any item of possible intelligence value that can provide information about capabilities & intentions when properly interpreted is considered..
Operations Security.
What are the 3 methods of collecting data?
News Media, Observations, & Conversations.
The bottom line of the OPSEC program is..
Give information “ONLY” on a need to know basis.
Attack Aircraft
Designed to directly attack enemy ground forces. Operate very close to ground supporting infantry & tanks directly in battle.
Bomber Aircraft
Designed for long range strike missions against strategic targets such as; supply bases, bridges, factories, shipyards.
Fighter Aircraft
Designed primarily to secure control of essential airspace by destroying enemy aircraft in combat. They’re designed for high speed & maneuverability & armed w/ weapons capable of striking other aircraft in flight.
Transport Aircraft
Designed primarily for the carriage of personnel &/or cargo.
What are the 3 classes of Transport aircraft?
Short-Range: Not to exceed 1200 NM
Medium-Range: Between 1200 & 3500 NM
Long-Range: Exceeds 3500 NM
Transport Aircraft – Air/land Delivery
Personnel & equipment are loaded & off-loaded while the aircraft is on the ground.
Transport Aircraft – Aerial Delivery
Includes all methods of delivering personnel, equipment & supplies from an airborne aircraft.
Civil Aircraft
Manufacturer number.
Trainer Aircraft
Designed primarily for basic flying skills, navigator training, airlift & tanker training, & advanced jet pilot training.
Designed to provide airborne surveillance, psychological operations, & electronic warfare.
A (Basic Mission)
B (Basic Mission)
C (Basic Mission)
E (Basic Mission)
Special Electronic Installation
F (Basic Mission)
T (Basic Mission)
U (Basic Mission)
Design Number
Identifies major design changes within the same basic mission.
Identifies the production model of a particular design number, & later models representing major modifications that significantly alter the aerospace vehicle systems components or change the logistics support of the vehicle.
A (Modified Mission)
K (Modified Mission)
L (Modified Mission)
Cold Weather
W (Modified Mission)
H (Vehicle Type)
Q (Vehicle Type)
Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
Categories of Foreign aircraft Mission Design Series
1. Manufactures themselves
2. Series/model number for the given aircraft.
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Heavy- 255,000 lbs or more.
Large- 41,000 lbs up to 255,000 lbs
Small- 41,000 lbs or less.
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
Heavy- 300,000 lbs or more.
Medium-15,501 lbs to 299,999 lbs.
Light- 15,500 lbs or less.
Max Gross Take-off Weight (MGTOW)
Maximum takeoff weight or mass of an aircraft at which the pilot of the aircraft is allowed to attempt to take off.
What is the basic mission symbol of an F-16A?
What does the letter C stand for under the basic mission symbol?
What is the description under basic mission symbol for the title Special Electronic Installation?
What is the status prefix symbol of an YF-16A?
What are the requirements for a civilian aircraft registration number?
Consist of a series of alphanumeric characters. US registration numbers may not exceed five characters in addition to the standard US registration prefix letter N. Number may not begin w/ zero.
Special Handling
Ensure the airfield is prepared & capable to support any unique mission. Provide these mission’s custom services, i.e. coordinating around ground support, requesting transportation, or checking the airfield prior to a special mission arrival.
Reasons for Airport of Entry (AOE)
To make sure no foreign insects or plants travels w/ you through your luggage which could create an outbreak where you’re from or destroy crops.
(ALAN) Numbers:
You recieve them from the Pentagon. Can’t allow foreign aircrafts land in your airfield unless the Pentagon allows them. We give them their ALAN numbers. Foreign aircraft can’t land without ALAN numbers.
Presidential Support
Responsible for running applicable QRC.
Where can information for an installations customs, agriculture, & immigration information be located?
Foreign aircraft, with the exception of emergency aircraft, must have a/an ______ before operating at USAF airfields.
ALAN Number
Who implements a base plan to provide presidential support & distributes it to all participating agencies?
What establishes procedures, requirements, & limitations for entry into the US of America?
NOTAM System
If status of airfield hours of changes, type it in the NOTAM system. NOTAM’s are used for aircraft visiting the airfield to see if the airfield is still open. (i.e. airfield open 24 hours Monday-Friday, if aircraft visited on a Saturday, wouldn’t be able to come & visit.) It’s your job to send a NOTAM for airfield discrepancies or hazards on your airfield. If you aren’t able to update a discrepancy while you aren’t in the office, you would update it in the NOTAM system.
NOTAM Criteria
The preferred method of distribution is the Defense Internet NOTAM Service (DINS).
Local NOTAMs can be disseminated through the Automatic Terminal Information Service (ATIS) & Air Traffic Controller (ATC) Advisories.
Graphical NOTAMs
Draw w/ circles, polygon, & rectangles. NOTAMs have random generated numbers (i.e. M001/16 – M= Mike, 001= is the first NOTAM, 16= Year 2016.)
Which regulation is used to dictate policies & procedures about the NOTAM system?
AFI 11-208
At USAF installations who is the NOTAM authority?
Airfield Management.
What will be established if another DOD installation will be providing back up NOTAM support?
Letter of procedure (LOP).
A safety NOTAM can be more than 90 days.
Who will determine if a NOTAM is a safety or a local NOTAM?
Airfield Management.
What are the NOTAM criteria?
Concern a hazard to flight safety or severely limit military flight operations. Be published (or qualify for publication) in Flight Information Publication (FLIP). Be more restrictive than the information published in FLIP. Be under the jurisdiction of the NOTAM authority. Be active 90 days or less.
What information do Local NOTAMs contain?
Non-critical related information. It’s administrative in nature, & doesn’t affect the safety of flight operations.
Ultra High Frequency (UHF)
Primarily used by the military.
Land Mobile Radio’s (LMFR)
Wirless communication system w/ multiple channels. Primarily used on airfields. Commonly called “Ramp Net.”
Call Signs
Airfield Manager “AFLD1”
All other personnel in AM “AFLD3”
Second car “AFLD4”
Direct Lines
Button for common agencies called. Similar to “speed-dial.”
Operating Initials
States that a message was received & understood over phone lines. Recorded on AM/ATC communications.
Very High Frequency (VHF)
Most commercial aircraft use VHF, most military aircraft are now equipped w/ VHF as well.
High Frequency (HF)
Mostly for long distance communication. They range between 3 & 30 MHz.
Pilot-To Dispatch (PTD) Radio
Monitored by Airfield Management personnel to communicate w/ pilots and/or aircrew members.
Direct Lines (Telephones)
No number is dialed- a button is simply pressed for whichever agency you need to contact.
Class A
Make any type of calls.
Class B
Make on-base calls & local calls.
Class C
On-base calls only.
Defense Switched Network (DSN)
Communications network within the Defense Communications system.
Telephone Courtesies
Always be polite & professional. If a person is busy or unavailable, may need to take a message.
Bomb Threat
Remain Calm
Establish a rapport with the caller.
Discuss whatever comes to mind.
A (Phonetic Alphabet)
B (Phonetic Alphabet)
C (Phonetic Alphabet)
D (Phonetic Alphabet)
E (Phonetic Alphabet)
F (Phonetic Alphabet)
G (Phonetic Alphabet)
H (Phonetic Alphabet)
I (Phonetic Alphabet)
J (Phonetic Alphabet)
K (Phonetic Alphabet)
L (Phonetic Alphabet)
M (Phonetic Alphabet)
N (Phonetic Alphabet)
O (Phonetic Alphabet)
P (Phonetic Alphabet)
Q (Phonetic Alphabet)
R (Phonetic Alphabet)
S (Phonetic Alphabet)
T (Phonetic Alphabet)
U (Phonetic Alphabet)
V (Phonetic Alphabet)
W (Phonetic Alphabet)
X (Phonetic Alphabet)
Y (Phonetic Alphabet)
Z (Phonetic Alphabet)
1 (Phonetic Alphabet)
2 (Phonetic Alphabet)
3 (Phonetic Alphabet)
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7 (Phonetic Alphabet)
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9 (Phonetic Alphabet)
0 (Phonetic Alphabet)
Radio Technique
Listen before you transmit.
Think before keying your transmitter.
Let me know you have received & understand this message.
Advise Intentions
Let me know what you plan to do.
Copy down as is.
An error has been made in the transmission, & the correct version follows.
Go Ahead
Proceed with your message only. Note: Use of this phrase doesn’t authorize requester to – Go ahead, with, or carry out, their request.
Hold/Hold Short
Phrase used during ground operations to keep a vehicle or aircraft within a specified area or at a specified point while awaiting further clearance from air traffic control.
How do you hear me?
Question relating to the quality of the transmission or to determine how well the transmission is being received.
Immediately or without delay; Expedite
Phrase used by ATC when such action compliance is required to avoid an imminent situation.
No or permission not granted or that is not correct.
The radio conversation is ended, and no response is expected.
My radio transmission is ended, & i expect a response.
Read Back
Repeat my message to me.
I have received all of your last transmission.
Stand By
Means the controller or pilot must pause for a few seconds, usually to attend to other duties of a higher priority. Also means to as in “stand by for clearance.” The caller should reestablish contact if a delay is lengthy.
Indicates inability to comply w/ a specific instruction, request, or clearance.
Request confirmation of information.
I have received your message, understand it, & will comply with it.

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