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TWELFTH AIR FORCE

AIR FORCE FORCES

AIR OPERATIONS CENTER

STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES

(12AF AFFOR AOC SOPs)

 

 

 

Prepared by: PETER F. GARCIA, Civ (HTI)

TACS Integration Section

TACS Readiness Branch

 

Reviewed by: LYNN J. ZERULL, Colonel, USAF

Chief, TACS Readiness Branch

Operations Division

 

Submitted by: MICHAEL E. FAIN, Colonel, USAF

Chief, Operations Division

- Original Signed

Approved by: _____________________________

JAMES F. RECORD

Lieutenant General, USAF

Commander, Twelfth Air Force

 

 

30 Aug 96

 

OPR: HQ 12AF/DOYI

5340 East Gafford Way, Suite 223

 

 

 

30 Aug 96

MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION LIST

 

FROM: 12 AF/CC

2915 South Twelfth AF Dr.

Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ 85707-4100

SUBJECT: 12 AF AFFOR AOC SOPs

1. The enclosed 12 Air Force Air Force Forces Standard Operating Procedures (12 AF AFFOR AOC SOPs) is forwarded for your information and/or action as appropriate.

2. We solicit your views and comments on this document. We endeavor to make it better with each revision as we gleam lessons learned from all forums, exercises, and/or operations. Please forward your comments to 12 AF/DOYI, DSN 228-4810/5280, FAX to extension 3986, or via Email to hq12afdoyi@hq12af4.dm.af.mil.

 

- ORIGINAL SIGNED-

JAMES F. RECORD

Lieutenant General, USAF

Commander

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CHAPTER 1

INTRODUCTION

Airpower has become predominant, both as a deterrent to war, and - in the eventuality of war - as the devastating force to destroy an enemy's potential and fatally undermine his will to wage war.

- Gen Omar Bradley

 

1-1. The attached Twelfth Air Force (12AF) Air Force Forces (AFFOR) Air Operations Center (AOC) Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) documents procedures that have been developed and used by 12 AF. It expands information contained in 12 AF's AFFOR AOC CONOPS and other higher headquater AOC regulations.

1-2. This document captures the processes that take place in the normal course of employment of an AOC, and not necessarily actions that take place in the deliberate planning phase (Crisis Action System) which is dealt with by the 12 AF Battle Staff and focuses primarily in the organizing and deployment of forces for an operation. Please keep in mind these processes are not all-inclusive, and specific actions may be scenario driven. Though this document outlines AFFOR AOC standard operating procedures, portions of this SOP may be used during the crisis action phase of operations.

1-3. There are, however, overlapping areas of concern that will arise in certain situations which will require a review of these procedures. Additionally, we have found that each exercise or operation in which the AFFOR AOC participates requires us to adapt our procedures based on the scenario, level of operations, force structure, and command and control organization and architecture. The basic mission and functions of the AFFOR AOC do not change. However, the detailed procedures for carrying out our mission may require adjustments. Therefore, this SOP is established as a guide. Flexibility is necessary when implementing it.

 

 

 

...and as water has no constant form, there are in war no constant conditions. Thus, one able to gain the victory by modifying his tactics in accordance with the enemy situation may be said to be divine.

- Sun Tzu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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