Common Function List (U)

1. Provide qualified personnel

Provide training to personnel after basic undergraduate level courses provided by AETC. This includes initial qualification, upgrade, and continuation training both at the home base and at deployed locations.

2. Provide certified systems

Test, evaluate, validate and verify systems to ensure operation in accordance with stated requirements and designed specifications.

3. Deploy personnel & equipment

(1) Pack/palletize/assemble (for move) tech data, mission equipment, tools, spares, consumables, POL, munitions

(2) Deliver people, support equipment, tools, spares, mission equipment, consumables, POL, and munitions.

JAST STT July 1995

4. Develop, Maintain, Recover and Close the Base


(1) Planning - plan air bases to enhance operability through a balance of mission compatibility, redundancy, mobility, flexibility, survivability, and defense.

(2) Beddown - provide an operational environment and mission-critical base infrastructure on time.

(3) Defense -

(a) Survivability - provide for the survivability of personnel, equipment, and materiel.

(b) Defense Measures - neutralize unexploded ordnance (UXO) and improvised explosive devices, provide convoy and work site security, and support other organizations in establishing defense measures.

(c) Base Denial - inflict damage to friendly and enemy air base infrastructure and equipment to deny their use by the enemy.

Ops and Maintenance: Operation and maintenance (O&M) is vital during both peacetime and contingencies to ready base infrastructure.

Recovery: Assess damage and remaining capabilities of an air base.

(1) NBC Defense - evaluate NBC, as well as UXO, contamination and conditions, and then advise the wing or installation commander on the value of initiating decontamination and clearance operations or pursuing operational workarounds.

Close the Base: prepare equipment and materiel for redeployment. Assist in the cleaning, replacement, repair, and redeployment of mobile bare base assets in order to reconstitute the Air Force's bare base support capability. This involves environmental cleanup and restoration, hazardous materiel and waste management, ordnance disposal, and NBC decontamination.

AFDD 42 Civil Engineer, Section 2.9 - 2.13.

5. Defend the base

(1) Provide flightline and facility security

(2) Provide base ground defense

(3) Provide point air defense

FY 1996 ACC CBO Mission Area Plan

6. Provide base services

Provide services including, but not limited to,

(1) Food service

(2) Billeting service

(3) Laundry service

(4) Fitness/recreation service

(5) Field exchange service

(6) Mortuary service

(7) Mail and distribution service

(8) Legal service

7. Provide base medical services

(1) Prevent casualties (preventative medicine and NBC countermeasures/immuno-biologics)

(2) Treat casualties

(a) disease/non-battle injuries

(b) conventional

(c) NBC

(3) Aeromedical Evacuation of casualties

FY1996 ACC CBO Mission Area Plan

8. Provide Base Comm. support

(1) Provide base operations C4I infrastructure

(2) Provide joint service interfaces

(3) Provide major communication support facilities

FY1996 ACC CBO Mission Area Plan

9. Disable target (weapon effectiveness)

Disabling a target includes weapon accuracy, lethality, and collateral damage potential. To provide weapon accuracy implies taking action to remove errors, faults, deviations, or defects that prevents the weapon from achieving the desired and correct result. To provide weapon lethality implies gravely damaging, destroying, or devastating a target. Collateral damage potential includes accuracy and lethality, but also includes the after effects of destroying the target even though the precise target was hit. Inherent in disabling the target is disabling only the target.

10. Ingress / Egress

Ingress/Egress is the process of getting to and returning from the employment area.

11. Find target (Find Survivor)

Locate personnel, objects, geographic points or information media for the purpose of neutralization, exploitation or recovery.

12. ID target (ID Survivor)

Before committing to target (rescue/recovery, exploitation or neutralization), confirm target matches planned mission target. This could include visual, electro-optical, or electronic confirmation.

13. Employ weapon (Perform Rescue)

Employing a weapon includes the processes necessary to acquire the target, release the weapon, and, if necessary, guide the weapon. Acquiring a target means to locate and hold a desired object in a detector such as a radar or other sensor. Releasing the weapon could include delivery profiles.

14. Survive Threats

Survive threats means to continue the existence of the entity (platform/system/person) and its ability to function in its design parameters.

15. Generate MC platforms

(1) Readying -- Perform launch, recovery, combat turn, preflight, postflight, thruflight tasks. (Generally, type maintenance codes A, C, D, and E, for aircraft, drones, installed engines.)

(2) Configure -- Equip appropriate aircraft stations; load and download software, drop tanks, pods, and carriage equipment to operational requirements.

(3) Service -- Perform sanitation activities and replenish life support systems; petroleum, oils, and lubricants; (Load fuel, H2, N2, O2, oil, lubricants, coolant, hydraulic fluid, etc.)

(4) Load -- Load and arm munitions, ammo, chaff, flares, etc.

(5) Test -- Perform system operations checks as required. (These actions are not associated with an unscheduled maintenance tasks. Example -- verify low observable (LO) and electronic counter measures (ECM) signatures.)

Basic definition derived from JAST STT July 1995. Some refinement from AFDD 40 paragraph 2.8.

16. Maintain platforms and equipment

(1) Inspect -- Perform preventive, periodic, phased, special inspection, and TCTO maintenance. (Generally, type maintenance codes P, S, and T for aircraft, drones, installed engines.) This includes both on and off platform and equipment actions.

(2) Repair -- Perform the verification, access, troubleshoot, repair, remove and replace, operational check, test, and closure actions needed restore a platform, system, component, munitions, or equipment to a mission capable status. (Generally, type maintenance codes B for aircraft, drones, installed engines.) This includes both on and off equipment actions.

Basic definition derived from JAST STT July 1995. Some refinement from various aircraft -06 manuals and AFDD 40 paragraph 2.8.

17. Distribute parts, equipment, and consumables (sustainment)

(1) Supply -- Find, acquire, move, store, issue, and track platform and munitions parts; piece parts; equipment, tools; and petroleum, oil, lubricants (POL).

(2) Build-up -- Break-out, inspect, assemble, test, transport, store, and handle ammunition, munitions, drop tanks, etc.

Basic definition derived from JAST STT July 1995. Definition refine using AFDD 40 paragraphs 2.6 and 3.8.

18. Collect Data

Acquisition of information and the provision of this information to processing and/or production elements. Joint Pub 1-02


(1) Reconnaissance - A mission undertaken to obtain, by visual observation or other detection methods, information about the activities and resources of an enemy or potential enemy, or to secure data concerning the meteorological, hydrographic, or geographic characteristics of a particular area. Joint Pub 1-02

(2) Surveillance - The systematic observation of aerospace, surface or subsurface areas, places, persons, or things, by visual, aural, electronic, photographic, or other means. Joint Pub 1-02

.19. Store and protect Data

Store data: Compile data in a format, usually an electronic data base, that facilitates its movement, tracking, and access for the purpose of providing information.

Recommended attributes: automation, growth capability, standardization, interoperability, flexibility, deployability, multiple security levels, reliability, maintainability,

Protect data: Active and passive measures to protect data and data systems from the enemy. This includes assessing the threat and friendly vulnerabilities, managing risk via appropriate levels of protection against attack, and detecting and reacting to/reconstituting from attacks.

20. Assess data

Process of collating, analyzing, fusing, or interpreting data or information (such as weather, threat, BDA, orders of battle or intelligence). This could include automated, partially automated, or non automated methods. Interoperability between sensors and assessors is inherent in the process. Information could be used for planning or real-time decisions.

21. Communicate info

Communicating info involves transferring information (verbal, written, pictorial, or digital) between systems, platforms, personnel, or a combination of the three.

22. Plan force/resource allocations

Develop allocations of air/space forces and resources to accomplish all levels of objectives, from campaign to execution. These allocations are based on commander direction, BDA, threat assessment, weather information, logistics information, political considerations and ROE. Develop new force/resource allocation plans when higher level direction, information, or situation warrants.

23. Control forces and resources

Execute plans by directing forces/resources. Respond to information (such as threat, weather, target information, etc.) or higher level direction by redirecting forces/resources.

24. Sustain Human Performance

Human performance is the ability of actual users and maintainers to meet the system’s performance standards, including R&M, under the conditions in which the system will be employed (DoDI 5000.2, part 15). Areas of human involvement include information fusion, communications, situation monitoring, piloting/dynamic control, decision making, support, and number of personnel required to operate the system. Factors to be considered are workload/situational awareness, habitability, operability, task allocation, life support and NBC equipment, and fatigue and sustained operations. A final consideration is the impact of human error.