AIR FORCE SPACE COMMAND
"Short Title of Publication Supplemented, i.e., AFI37-160 and AFSPC Supplement Number, i.e., AFSPC1 - Place No Spaces In Title" \* MERGEFORMAT
27 December 1995
"Long Title - Type In All Capital Letters"
NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROCEDURES
AFI 21-204, 5 August 1994, is supplemented as follows. It applies to all units with a mission involving Air Force ICBM maintenance, handling and accountability of nuclear weapons or certified weapon critical components. It gives procedures for maintenance and personnel certification on nuclear weapons, logistic movement of nuclear munitions, and accountability. It does not apply to the Air Force Reserve or Air National Guard. Information in this supplement incorporates applicable portions of ACCR 66-5, which will no longer be used for AFSPC guidance. Changes to the procedures in this publication are not authorized without approval of HQ AFSPC/LG. Submit recommendations for improvements and/or changes in writing to HQ AFSPC/LGM, 150 Vandenberg St., STE 1105, Peterson AFB, CO., 80914-4470.
Attachments: Page 4
2 (ADDED). Terms
1.2.1. HQ AFSPC/LGMW will identify primary or support munitions by separate letter when required.
126.96.36.199. Regardless of functional organization, munitions control responsibilities include the following:
188.8.131.52.1. Implements plans and schedules by coordinating, and controlling munitions maintenance, inspection, handling operations, and processing of repair cycle assets.
184.108.40.206.2. Assigns priorities, initiates, issues and controls work orders.
220.127.116.11.3. Advises the munitions flight chief/superintendent of maintenance capabilities and problem areas.
18.104.22.168.4. Assigns identification numbers for end items which are inspected, repaired or handled at frequent intervals, and provides inputs to documentation for updating the master ID listing (current equipment listing for CAMS). Units without CAMS will develop a local tracking system using any authorized licensed software or manual system.
22.214.171.124.5. Maintains current copies of the master ID listing for assigned munitions equipment. Updates CAMS or equivalent information on all assigned equipment.
126.96.36.199.6. Maintains documentation reflecting the last six civil engineering inspections of lightning protection systems, static grounding systems, and a record of required inspections and tests of real property installed equipment (RPIE) hoists.
188.8.131.52.7. Notifies the fire department of any munitions movements or rewarehousing that affects fire fighting procedures, changes in fire symbols or TO 11N-20-11 line numbers.
184.108.40.206.8. Develops check sheets to be used during Emergency War Order (EWO) notification, contingency and exercise plans, and emergencies.
220.127.116.11.9. Consolidates the munitions maintenance requirements to be put in the wing maintenance plan.
18.104.22.168.10. Notifies supporting activities when conducting hazardous operations or training exercises such as chemical operations, demolition operations, fire drills, or evacuation drills.
22.214.171.124.11. Verifies Urgency of Need Designator (UND) A and B maintenance requirements for munitions supply items requested by munitions flight sections.
126.96.36.199.12. Ensures all AFTO Forms 349 (or CAMS or local equivalent), Maintenance Data Collection Record, initiated for jobs requiring the two-person concept are annotated "TWO-PERSON CONCEPT APPLIES." Units may use the AFTO Form 349, CAMS equivalent or a suitable locally developed form.
188.8.131.52.13. Report changes by message in inventory gains and losses as prescribed by AFI121-103 for assigned equipment.
184.108.40.206.14. Manages the configuration management system IAW TO 00-20-4.
220.127.116.11.15. Initiates nuclear weapon custody transfer document IAW Chapter 11.
18.104.22.168.16. Performs necessary notifications to Air Mobility Command (AMC) activities as required by AMC nuclear airlift mission setup and itinerary messages.
22.214.171.124.17. Schedules, controls and directs TCTO's for support equipment, munitions, NOCM items, reentry vehicles and systems.
126.96.36.199. Munitions control will be located, equipped and arranged to facilitate collecting, recording and disseminating information.
188.8.131.52. Visual aids may vary from a wall mounted display, computer or a loose-leaf notebook. Information is presented in a clear, understandable and concise manner. Munitions control will maintain the following visual aids:
184.108.40.206.1. Personnel availability, vehicle and facility status.
220.127.116.11.2. Nuclear munitions in storage by serial numbers, status (red/yellow) and location and LLCs by status and location.
18.104.22.168.3. Type and status (associated/unassociated) of warhead containers.
22.214.171.124.4. Time Compliance Technical Order status.
126.96.36.199.5. Conventional inert/dummy training item status.
188.8.131.52.6. Jobs in progress in all flight maintenance sections.
184.108.40.206. The MXS commander/superintendent ensures munitions control has adequate communications to carry out its function.
220.127.116.11.1. Munitions control communications requirements are tailored to satisfy the scope of the unit mission.
18.104.22.168.2. Munitions personnel using vehicles to transport munitions must maintain radio contact with munitions control.
22.214.171.124.3. Maintenance telephone communications are reliable to ensure efficient control of the maintenance effort security and emergency notification. Munitions control has hot lines to the following:
126.96.36.199.3.1. Central security control (CSC) and the munitions area entry control point.
188.8.131.52.3.2. EOD, when assigned.
184.108.40.206.3.3. Base fire department.
220.127.116.11.3.4. Wing command post.
18.104.22.168.4. Direct communications lines may also be required from munitions control to other munitions sections depending on local requirements, size of the operation and how far away they are.
22.214.171.124. Munitions control is the central historical documentation activity for all munitions equipment. Records required by TO 11N-35-7 may be filed in the maintenance work center. Historical documents and all automated products kept in munitions control are sent with the equipment when it is transferred.
126.96.36.199. Munitions control schedules all known requirements for the munitions organization. Priority for scheduling is as follows: Periodic maintenance requirements, TCTOs, training, delayed discrepancies and work center inputs. Inspections which are included in the MDC/TMDE equipment scheduling system specified in AFM 66-267 need not be included in the maintenance plan input.
188.8.131.52.1. When specific inspection intervals are not set for conventional or nuclear inert/dummy training items, they are scheduled and inspected at least every 180 days.
184.108.40.206.2. Discrepancies are recorded on AFTO Form 350 (or CAMS or local equivalent) for conventional training items and on the AFTO Form 349 (or CAMS or local equivalent) for nuclear training items. Minor defects that do not affect safety or reliability may be noted as delayed discrepancies.
220.127.116.11. Munitions control and the applicable maintenance section determine maintenance repair priorities for munitions items, and munitions equipment.
18.104.22.168. Munitions control authorizes the performance of a job by assigning a job control number (JCN) and initiating an AFTO Form 349, Maintenance Data Collection Record (or CAMS or local equivalent), for each scheduled maintenance task, storage inspection, modification, munition movement, and handling operation. Munitions control issues job control numbers for all unscheduled tasks.
22.214.171.124. Munitions control plans, schedules and controls the accomplishment of all TCTOs on munitions, NOCM items, and associated support equipment. The following actions are required:
126.96.36.199.1. Notify the item manager by message or letter when all equipment at your base is modified. Kits are disposed of IAW item manager's directions. Notify the base TCTO monitor of the TCTO completion. Report completion of conventional munitions TCTOs to HQ AFSPC/LGMW when TCTO is accomplished on all applicable items.
188.8.131.52.2. Units manage nuclear weapon/warhead TCTOs using the manual system. Ensure the requirements of TO 00-20 series are accomplished.
184.108.40.206. Munitions control schedules and maintains a delayed discrepancy file on munitions items and equipment. CAMS is used to control delayed discrepancies for all sections which have a repair capability.
220.127.116.11.1. The awaiting maintenance (AWM) file is reviewed by munitions control and the responsible work center supervisor prior to finalizing the maintenance plan inputs.
18.104.22.168.2. Munitions control acts as AWP monitor and takes follow-up action. MICAP, DIFM and cannibalized items are documented. MICAP items are followed up on daily and all other priority back orders at least weekly.
22.214.171.124. Munitions control ensures only authorized cannibalizations of munitions items and support equipment are done. The procedures outlined in TO 00-20-2 are followed for cannibalization actions with the following exceptions:
126.96.36.199.1. Munitions Operations performs material control functions when NOCM and conventional munitions assets are involved.
188.8.131.52.2. The munitions flight chief/superintendent is the approval authority for cannibalization of munitions items and nonpowered SE. The approving official initials to verify the authorized cannibal-
satin. No cannibalization log is required.
184.108.40.206. Check sheets are developed and used for emergencies which apply to the unit mission, such as emergency war order notification, crash, fire, severe weather, explosive or nuclear accidents, convoy emergency, loss of communications, evacuation, PNAF, SST support, Safe Haven and SEV. Unit operation plans are used as a guide in writing these check sheets. Each person in munitions control knows their contents and how to use them.
220.127.116.11. Munitions control prepares munitions flow plans that depict required munitions actions for those contingency emergency war order (EWO) and operational readiness inspection (ORI) missions which require coordinated actions.
18.104.22.168. Weapon will be reported non-operational until defect is resolved.
22.214.171.124. In-Process Inspections (IPI). A qualified individual not involved in the operation will perform the IPI. The completion of these IPIs will be documented on the applicable work order which will be retained with the weapon record package. The documentation point and date will be shown with the signatures of the responsible team chief and the individual performing the in-process inspection. The signatures of the responsible team chief and the individual performing the in-process inspection must be two different individuals. Local inspection documentation points must also be included on the work order.
126.96.36.199.1. The following operations require visual inspections IAW 11N-35-51: prior to mating the forward section (MM & PK), aft section (MM) or aft cover (PK) to the mid section. In addition, the PK weapon system requires a visual inspection prior to the fuze support/shield, arming and fuzing assembly, or other major components and subassemblies covered/contained within the interior of the fuze support/shield. These visual inspections are considered command IP points and will be documented IAW para. 188.8.131.52. of this supplement.
184.108.40.206(ADDED).Reentry System Location Inventory Reporting System. This system provides a manual method of accounting for all serialized reentry systems, all associated and unassociated spare parts, and other munitions items related to Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) for inventory control and management purposes.
220.127.116.11.1. Applicability: These procedures are applicable to all Air Force units supporting ICBM operations except Vandenberg AFB, CA.
18.104.22.168.2. General: The system will consist of reentry system build-up sheets, the individual warhead Inspection Record Cards (IRC), AFTO Forms 95 and work orders. Copies of individual build-up sheets are sent to the Weapons Directorate /NWPR (formerly the Directorate of Nuclear Weapons), to provide the depot with a complete list of all serialized RV/RS items, installed or spared, at each wing. The MXS commander will determine the office of primary responsibility (OPR) for ensuring these requirements are met.
22.214.171.124.2.1. Classification. Individual build-up sheets may vary in classification, depending on location
and the amount of information contained on the build up sheets and associated work orders. Units
supporting this system should consult the appropriate security classification guides for level of protection.
Build-up sheets used in support of Vandenberg FOT&E launches will be unclassified FOUO.
126.96.36.199.3. Procedures: Reentry vehicle (RV) and reentry system (RS) build-up sheets may be developed using any legally registered commercial software or appropriate general purpose forms. Local RV/RS build-up sheets must be approved by HQ AFSPC/LGMW prior to use.
188.8.131.52.3.1. A records jacket will be established for each Minuteman III and Peacekeeper reentry system, and each unassociated MK-12/MK-12A , and MK- 21 reentry vehicle assigned. The jacket will contain, as a minimum, the following items:
184.108.40.206.3.1.1. The work order which documented the last maintenance [i.e., assembly, disassembly,
Limited Life Component (LLC) exchange, test, or inspection, etc]. The work order will contain the following command IPIs and will be documented IAW paragraph 220.127.116.11. of this supplement:
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. MK-12 RS: Checkout of Arm/Disarm device and Electronic Command Signals Programmer; checkout of targeting function; checkout of chaff subsystem; reentry system arming and fuzing safety monitor loop; reentry system confidence monitor loop; chaff subsystem confidence monitor loop.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52. MK-12A RS: Checkout of Arm/Disarm device, ESS generator, and ECS programmer; checkout of targeting function; checkout of chaff subsystem; checkout of unique signal lines; A & F safety monitor loop, reentry system confidence monitor loop, chaff subsystem confidence monitor loop.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. MK-21 RS: Arming and Fuzing Assembly (AFA) test verification test tape, RV checkout, Fuze Set and Verify Tester (FSVT) test, Deployment Module Electronics (DME) test printout, and RV serial numbers and positions.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. For all RS verifications before issue: Configuration/targeting matches assigned missile site (Records Review). Verification of site to site swaps is required and may be done by a records review.
126.96.36.199.3.1.2. AFTO Forms 95. The AFTO Form 95 will be used to track historical data. It will be generated when the first historical event occurs and will be updated whenever historically significant events occur. Historical data includes, as a minimum, RS targeting or fuzing errors, operational testing (OT, OGT, Service Star or SLT), and information required by 00-20 series technical orders.
188.8.131.52.3.1.3. Build-up sheets
184.108.40.206.3.1.4. Warhead IRCs
220.127.116.11.3.1.5. Reentry systems test tapes. Test tapes may be removed after a supervisory review.
18.104.22.168.4. Workcenters. Time change forecasting will be accomplished by using the Location Inventory Listing (LIL) provided to each base.
22.214.171.124.4.1. Each munitions unit will develop a yearly maintenance schedule. The yearly schedule will be updated semiannually and issued to the missile wing Plans and Scheduling section. The LIL will be reviewed to ensure that the maintenance schedule includes all assets due maintenance for a 12-month cycle. All scheduling factors must be taken into account when developing the munitions maintenance plan, for example:
126.96.36.199.4.1.1. Stockpile Lab Test (SLT)
188.8.131.52.4.1.2. Aging and Surveillance (A & S)
184.108.40.206.4.1.3. Follow-on Operational Test and Evaluation (FOT&E)
220.127.116.11.4.1.4. Service Star
18.104.22.168.4.1.5. Operational Ground Test (OGT)
22.214.171.124.4.1.6. Simulated Electronic Launch Minuteman (SELM)
126.96.36.199.4.1.7. Simulated Electronic Launch PEACEKEEPER (SELP)
188.8.131.52.4.2. Ensure LLC's are installed as soon after receipt as practicable (T.O. 11N-100-2). Munitions and missile wing plans and scheduling personnel will ensure that the RS is returned to the weapons storage area in a timely manner so that sufficient time is allotted to complete required maintenance. A weapon will not be permitted to go overdue LLC exchange (RED).
184.108.40.206.4.3. The Nuclear Weapons Directorate /NWLL, provides HQ AFSPC/LGMW an updated schedule each year of Limited Life Component shipments. These are provided for 2.5 fiscal years starting with the last half of the current fiscal year. Each unit should review this shipment schedule to ensure that replacement components will be on hand before the first scheduled RV maintenance date. All corrections or requests for changes to this schedule will be forwarded through HQ AFSPC/LGMW to NWLL for needed changes.
220.127.116.11.5. Reporting. The Nuclear Weapons Directorate/NWTB, Kelly AFB TX, requires current information on the location of all serialized components, whether installed in a RS on site, in storage, or
unassociated in storage. Only those unassociated items identified on the build-up sheets need to be
reported to NWD. These reports are exempted from Reports Control Symbol (RCS) controlled by
18.104.22.168.5.1. Twice monthly, the first and third week, each unit will send a copy of all build-up sheets
for RV/RS's that have undergone maintenance in the prior period. Build-up sheets will be mailed
to SA-ALC/NWTB by registered mail. Negative inputs are not required. The list of spare unassociated components will be sent monthly.
22.214.171.124.5.2. A reentry system location letter will be sent to SA-ALC/NWTB, giving the location of all RV/RSs that have changed location in the last period. This letter will be sent by registered mail and will not be sent with the build-up sheets.
126.96.36.199.6. Protection of Information and Disposal. As a minimum, generated records will be considered FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (FOUO). Classified records will be destroyed accordingly.
188.8.131.52. The Munitions Flight Commander will appoint certifying officials.
184.108.40.206. These tasks must include those applicable JQS qualified and certified tasks in addition to the certifiable tasks listed in AFI21-204, para. 2.2, for each weapon system assigned.
220.127.116.11. Personnel evaluations may be documented on an AF Form 2419 or on any locally developed method.
18.104.22.168.1. Any failed task that does not affect technical proficiency (two-person concept violation) does not require a proficiency re-evaluation. If the evaluator determines that a critique of the error suffices for corrective action, the documented error and "Failed" rating will be lined out and a rating of passed will be entered.
22.214.171.124.2. Technicians in the 30MXS RV/RS maintenance unit maintain JQS qualification on certifiable tasks in addition to their Vandenberg follow-on operational test and evaluation requirements.
126.96.36.199. Certification is withdrawn for cause by the individual's NCOIC or any certifying official who is JQS qualified on the task in question.
2.4. ICBM Munitions Standardization and Evaluation Program. This supplement establishes the munitions maintenance standardization and evaluation program (MUSEP) for reentry vehicle and reentry systems activities. The goal of MUSEP is to provide a high standard of quality maintenance. Quality maintenance is the responsibility of individual technicians, supervisors and commanders. The role of this program is to determine equipment condition and personnel proficiency (including quality of training); and to increase weapon system reliability and maintainability.
2.4.1. Evaluations and Inspections. MUSEP measures personnel proficiency and equipment condition through the use of evaluations and inspections. The evaluation of the maintenance effort must try to find the cause of any problem as well as the problem itself. The frequency and number of evaluations and inspections, and an overall program rating system (if desired) will be determined by MUSEP evaluators and maintenance supervision. The scope of evaluations and inspections will be comprehensive enough to provide management an accurate assessment of unit capabilities.
2.4.2. Conducting the evaluation. Evaluations will be accomplished only while observing actual task performance. Evaluations must not be conducted if the evaluator is performing as part of the maintenance team.
188.8.131.52. Evaluators will verify that technicians are qualified prior to evaluation. When circumstances prevent prior verification, the evaluator will check qualifications prior to task critique. An evaluation form will not be submitted on an unqualified technician. In this case, a surveillance inspection may be rendered.
184.108.40.206. The evaluator will stop or interrupt a task to prevent personal injury or equipment damage. The evaluator may reveal discrepancies to the maintenance team which can be corrected during the evaluation. These corrective actions will take place when the last reasonable chance for the team to detect the discrepancy has passed.
220.127.116.11.1. Deficiencies detected and corrected by the maintenance team will not be documented as errors.
18.104.22.168.2. If a technician on the team does not detect a deficiency that he/she was in a position to detect, the technician will be charged with that error.
22.214.171.124. Following the evaluation, the evaluator must critique the technicians on the entire task. The evaluator must inform the workcenter supervisor when a task is rated "failed" or the results have not been determined.
126.96.36.199. A failed task that does not affect the technician's technical proficiency (i.e., two-person policy violation) does not require a technical proficiency re-evaluation. Remedial training will be conducted on all failed tasks. After remedial training is completed (critique of the error may be all that is required) the evaluator will line through both the error in block VIII of the AF Form 2419 and the "failed" rating, and a "passed" rating will be entered and initialed.
188.8.131.52. A technician or supervisor under evaluation will not perform the same task until that task is rated passed. Technicians must not perform a failed task until they are re-evaluated and rated passed on that task. If the failed task was certifiable, the technician(s) must be re-certified by a certifying official and an AF Form 2419 rendered. If the task was not certifiable, requalification is accomplished by the technician's supervisor.
6.4.3. For AFSPC nuclear munitions activities, the wing/group commander having custodial responsibility for assigned nuclear weapons is the appointing official. Appointment is made on behalf of the Commander, Air Force Space Command. (Note: Paragraphs 6.4.3. - 11.3.5. of this supplement do not apply to the 5MXS. AFI 21-204ACC1 applies.)
6.4.4. The MASO will ensure, as a minimum, the following publications are readily available and current in support of nuclear weapons accountability: C-1100CM, T.O.s 11N-20-11, 11N-100-2, 11N-100-4, 11N-45-51, 11N-45-51A, 11N-45-51C, the appropriate TLOS, CJCSM 3150.04 (formerly JCS Pub 1-03.7), SWIM-DNA User's Manual, and AFI 21-204.
6.5. Forward waiver requests to HQ AFSPC/LGMW 45 days prior to anticipated MASO transfer. A command management audit of the munitions account must be performed prior to waiver approval. State the specific criteria to be waived and include the following information:
6.5.1. Full name and rank, AFSC, PRP status, munitions experience, citizenship, security clearance, Nuclear Maintenance Officers Course completion date and names of other qualified individuals assigned to the munitions activity and reason(s) not selected.
184.108.40.206. A complete TLOS (100 percent of authorized items with the exception of those items specifically identified by the Nuclear Weapons Directorate) will be maintained for each weapon system. When more than one weapon system is supported, maintain a complete TLOS for each system regardless of duplicate items.
8.3.1. Paragraph 6.4.3. of this supplement applies.
9.3.1. Paragraph 6.4.3. of this supplement applies.
9.4.2. Maintain the blind inventory worksheets and a copy of the SWIM-DNA backup disks from the date of inventory with the inventory documentation.
9.5. Voice reporting will be made to HQ AFSPC/LGMW DSN 692-5967 (STU III), as required. See CJCSM 3150.04 Appendix C for info addressees. Send an evaluation report. Include any problems encountered and recommendations for improvement. Include same info addressees as the Phase II report. Each FK/FV account with a nuclear capability will develop operating procedures (OI) to cover local conditions, responsibilities, and procedures to be followed during an actual SEV and SEV tests. As a minimum, the OI will cover initial receipt notification, inventory and security requirements, reporting of Phase I & II actions, and test procedures. Forward a copy of the OI to HQ AFSPC/LGMW.
10.5.2. For audits, print out stock record and trailer cards with transactions posted since the last audit. For higher headquarters NSSAVs and inspections, print out a complete set of all active stock records and trailer cards as close to the visit as possible.
11.11.1. Paragraph 6.4.3. of this supplement applies.
11.3.5. A maximum of two individuals will be authorized as "Super User." These individuals must be fully knowledgeable of SWIM-DNA software and NOCM accounting procedures. Super Users will be the MASO and NCOIC of NOCM accounting.
13.5. Prepare this report bi-monthly as of the last day of February, April, June, August, October and December. This report is due by the 10th day of the following month. Send info copy of report to HQ AFSPC/LGMW.
JERRY M. DRENNAN, Colonel, USAF
Director of Logistics
Deficiency. A defect in design, quality or procedure.
Discrepancy. A component or equipment condition that requires maintenance, repair or replacement. The deficiency category will be determined using the criteria in T.O. 00-20-1. Red dashes and diagonals are considered minor, red X is major.
Major Error. A deviation from technical requirements which does, or reasonably could (1) degrade system reliability, (2) cause injury to personnel, or (3) damage a component or equipment to where it could not be used for its intended purpose.
Minor Error. A deviation from technical requirements that does not meet the criteria of a major error.
Personnel Evaluation (PE). An over-the-shoulder evaluation of maintenance actions being performed IAW technical directives.
Simulation. A situation which requires specific conditions be simulated because of equipment status or configuration, or any limiting factor which prevents demonstration of a portion of the task. Trainer defects are not simulations. All simulations must be approved by the evaluator.
Surveillance Inspection. An inspection of a maintenance or handling operation to determine the quality of maintenance performed. It is documented against the operation, not the technicians.
Technical Inspection (TI). An inspection to determine the condition of weapon systems, trainers, test and support equipment, records and ancillary areas.