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3S071 Vol 2

Self-Test Questions Unit 1

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What is the joint force composed of? Significant elements, assigned or attached, to two or more military departments operating under a single joint force commander.
The employment of American military power adheres to what? Constitutional and other legal imperatives, the highest societal values, and the concepts of proportionality, decisiveness, and accountability to the American people.
What are the four basic instruments of national power? Diplomatic, economic, informational, and military.
Guided by national security policy and strategy, what is the role of the US armed forces? To shape and employ the military instrument to advance and defend national security interests and objectives.
Describe Air Force doctrine. A statement of officially sanctioned beliefs, war-fighting principles, and terminology that describes and guides the proper use of air, space, and cyberspace power in military operations.
Describe basic doctrine. States the most fundamental and enduring beliefs that describe and guide the proper use of Air Forces in military action.
What is guided by operational doctrine? the proper organization and employment of forces in the context of distinct objectives, force capabilities, functional areas, and operational environments.
What is guided by the fundamental principles of joint doctrine? The employment of military forces in coordinated action toward a common objective while providing authoritative guidance based upon existing capabilities of our armed forces.
What principles are incorporated in joint doctrine and why? Time-tested principles for successful military action and contemporary lessons that work together to guide aggressive use of US advantages against adversary vulnerabilities.
What is joint operation planning? A sequential process performed simultaneously at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels of war for joint planning and execution
What type of planning is included in joint operation planning? The preparation of OPLAN, OPLANs in format are CONPLAN, FUNCPLN, campaign plans, and OPORDs by JFC.
List the five planning activities. (1) Mobilization planning (2) Deployment planning (3) Employment planning (4) Sustainment planning (5) Redeployment planning
List the types of plans. These are OPLANs, CONPLANs, FUNCPLANs, supporting plans, and OPORDS
Describe JOPES. the DOD-directed single, integrated joint C2 system for conventional operation planning and execution (to include theater level nuclear and chemical plans).
Who uses JOPES and why? It is used by the joint community to monitor, plan, and execute planning activities during peace time and crisis and is designed to facilitate rapid building and timely maintenance of plans.
What is the objective of DCAPES? To enable Air Force-unique operation planning and execution processes which include associated joint policy procedures.
Describe the responsibility of a functional directorate. Develop procedures for administrative support to active and ARC units, individual reservists, and retirees.
Describe the responsibility of the military departments. Responsible for preparing forces and establishing reserves of manpower, equipment, and supplies for the effective prosecution of war and military operations short of war and planning for the expansion of peacetime components to meet the needs of war.
During what times does the American military power play a vital role? In peace, crisis, and conflict.
What is the political goal during peace? To maintain visible, credible military capability and readiness for response across the range of military operations.
During conflict, what is considered the principle responsibility of the US armed forces? To employ rapid and decisive military power to achieve US objectives, and to do so in a manner that sustains the fruits of success in the post conflict environment.
A seamless total force is critical to what? Fielding a fighting force capable of supporting multiple missions, whether in the current war in Afghanistan, peacekeeping in the Balkans, humanitarian missions around the globe, or in protecting America’s homeland.
What does total force policy mean? That all components that comprise the total force concept must work together and prepare to deploy at any time.
The Air National Guard is administered by what agency? The National Guard Bureau, a joint bureau of the departments of the Army and Air Force.
The Air National Guard uses what symbol to symbolize their great pride in their militia heritage? The Minuteman symbol.
What does the term “second community” mean in regards to the reserves? Many reservists who live in outlying areas or other states develop a sense of “second community” over the period they serve in their unit because they spend a good portion of their lives there.
Friendships and sense of teamwork that develop over time provide what two things to a Reserve unit? Stability and esprit-de-corps.
What is the AEF concept? How the Air Force organizes, trains, equips, and sustains itself by creating a mindset and cultural state that embraces the unique characteristics of air and space power.
What are the two fundamental principles of the AEF concept? (1) To provide trained and ready air and space forces for national defense and (2) to meet national commitments through a structured approach which enhances total force readiness and sustainment.
What is the secondary purpose of the AEF? To provide predictability and stability to Airmen.
Why is the AEF doctrine vital? To understand how to best employ air and space power and the proper way to organize, present, and deploy air and space forces.
How are additional AEFs employed? By reaching forward to respond to crisis and contingency requirements.
What is the goal of the AEF? To equitably align available Air Force UTCs across 10 AEFs so each possesses roughly equal capabilities.
What is the AEG? Normally, the smallest AETF presented to a theater, because a single AEG rarely includes sufficient command and control and ECS to sustain it in the field.
What is the AES? The basic war-fighting organization of the Air Force and the building block of the AETF.
What determines which AEF association you are assigned to? Airmen are assigned to UMD authorizations and the UMD authorizations are postured in UTCs. These UTCs are aligned in one of the AEF or enabler libraries.
What are the two reasons why an Airman’s AEF alignment can change? (1) If an Airman is reassigned to another base, PCS, the Airman should be assigned to the base’s AEF that allows the most time before deploying. (2) HQ USAF may direct an AEF realignment between AEF cycles.
How is the Air Force assignment process managed? To coincide with the AEF rhythm to the maximum extent possible.
In an effort to work the Air Force assignment with the AEF rhythm, what can commanders do in regards to members leaving their units? Make every effort to schedule voluntary PCS/PCA departure dates, terminal leave dates for retirement, and separation dates to occur during the three-month period immediately following the unit’s deployment eligibility period.
How does the AEF schedule operate? On a 24-month life cycle that aligns with two GFM cycles and coincides with fiscal years.
What does the Joint Staff publish approximately 18–24 months before the start of the GFM cycle? A planning order outlining various milestones necessary to staff and publish the associated GFMAP.
What does the AEF capability library contain? A fixed capability that at any given time identifies forces that constitute the total force that has been made available or allocated for scheduling.
What is a UTC? A potential unit of capability focused upon accomplishment of a specific mission that the military service component provides.
How are the total Air Force manpower and logistic requirements documented? In a JOPES and DCAPES TPFDD in support of an OPLAN, CONPLAN or OPORD.
What is the goal of current UTC posturing guidance? To posture the maximum number of manpower authorizations into standard deployable UTCs that are made available in the UTC Availability database.
A-UTCs do not contain what? MISCAPs or standard manpower/logistics details and are not available for use by a combatant commander or its component to describe deployment requirements in an executable TPFDD.
How do planners use UTCs? To document total funded manpower and funded logistics requirements needed to support the national military strategy during contingency, crisis action, and rotational planning.
How are UTC requirements documented? In JOPES and DCAPES TPFDD.
When are new UTCs requested? When a desired capability does not exist in a standard UTC.
List three of the guidelines that will help determine when a UTC must be developed. (1) New equipment types enter the inventory. (2) Deployable units experience a significant change in either operational concept or mission. (3) Significant program changes occur in manpower or equipment.
How are multiple occurrences of the same UTC for a unit postured? Each UTC will have a separate RecNum and a separate ALN.
To provide trained and ready air and space forces to meet national commitments through a structured approach that enhances total force readiness and sustainment, how does the Air Force structure its total forces? Into 10 AEFs (five AEF pairs) and one Enabler Force.
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