DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE NORAD REGULATION 51-4
Headquarters North American Aerospace Defense Command TAC REGULATION 51-4
Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado 80914-5001
Headquarters Tactical Air Command
Langley Air Force Base, Virginia 23665-5001 16 October 1987

Flying Training

NORAD AIRBORNE BATTLE STAFF TRAINING PROGRAM
NORAD AIRBORNE BATTLE COMMANDERS - NORAD WEAPONS RESOURCE OFFICERS

This regulation states requirements for initial qualification training and continuation training of NORAD airborne battle
commanders and NORAD weapons resource officers. It applies to HQ NORAD, HQ TAC, 28th Air Division (28AD),
and the NORAD regions and sectors.

Section A - Policy (2) Once the regions respond, prioritizes inputs
and sends a course loading message to 28AD and all
1. Scope: regions and sectors.
a. The 28AD (through subordinate units) conducts (3) Loads audit members to include, as required,
the E-3 orientation training program for selected NORAD staff and personnel from other commands.
NORAD battle staff personnel to perform NORAD air-
home battle staff (NABS) functions (in accordance with b. NORAD Regions. NORAD region
NR 55-16) on board the E-3. commanders:
b. NORAD regions manage their own NABS train- (1) Identify qualified battle staff personnel for
ing program based on standards established in this NABS training. Canadian NORAD Region (CANR)
regulation. and Alaskan NORAD Region (ANR) train sufficient
personnel to maintain a minimum of three certified
c. The region commander or his or her designated
representative is the certifying authority for NABS NABS teams per region. The CONR trains sufficient
competency. personnel to maintain a minimum of three certified
NABS teams per sector.
d. CONUS NORAD Region (CONR) sector com-
manders are the certifying authority for NABS com- (2) Ensure NABS members maintain currency.
petency for their respective sector personnel. (3) Coordinate with 552AWACW/DOO or 962
AWACS (for Alaska) to schedule E-3 continuation
2. Responsibilities: training sorties and egress training. For CONR this
a. Headquarters NORAD. The Deputy Director responsibility is delegated down to the sector level.
for Air Defense Operations (NCO) manages course (4) Ensure training folders are established for each
loading. NCO: NABS member and all training is documented on ap-
propriate training forms. For CONR this responsibility
(1) In coordination with the 28AD, sends a PABS is delegated down to the sector level.
training message to all NORAD regions and sectors
announcing the upcoming NABS course and requesting (5) Submit NABS course quota requirements to
region nominations for subject course. CONR sectors HQ NORAD/NCO per 2a(l) above.
submit training requests to 1AF/DOY, who in turn
prioritizes CONR slots and forwards to HQ c. HQ TAC. The Director of Command and Con-
I-NORAD/NCO. trol Systems, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations,

Supersedes NORAD Regulation 51-4, 5 July 1984. (For summary of changes see page
No. of Printed Pages:
OPR: NORAD/NC (Maj Patrick J. Todd): TAC/DO (Maj G. Ainslie)
Approved by: Maj Gen J.M.L. Bourgeois (NORAD) and Maj Gen M. Anderson (TAC)
Editor: W. McGarvey
Distribution: F;X(See page 5.)

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arranges necessary support for NABS training. The (c) Ensures status displays are current.
28AD, as executive agent, will ensure that:
(3) The BD is a qualified 28AD (or its subordinate
(1)ANABS training section is established; units)@ crewmember (major or lieutenant colonel) who
knows NORAD plans, directives, and resources. In
(2) A syllabus is developed and Phases I and n the absence of the NABC, the BD assumes these
NABS training is conducted; responsibilities. The BD is the main interface between
(3) Training needs are coordinated between the the NABS and TAC mission crew. The BD may be
552AWACW and NORAD regions; dual qualified as an E-3 mission crew commander.
(4) Phase III requirements are developed and pro- (4) The BDT is a qualified 28AD (or its subor-
vided to NORAD regions; and dinate units) crewmember (E-6 equivalent or higher,
7-skill level or above) with special knowledge of
(5) NABS training sorties are scheduled during NORAD plans, directives, region and sector com-
the quarterly scheduling conference. munications, and E-3 reporting needs. The BDT is
qualified in authentication systems and codes and is
3. List of Acronyms: responsible to the BD. The BDT may be dual qualified
as an E-3 airborne surveillance technician.
a. IQT - initial qualification training. c. Phase I Training. This is the academic portion
b. MR - mission ready. of initial qualification.
c. NABC - NORAD airborne battle commander. d. Phase 11 Training. This is the flight and
simulator portion of initial qualification.
d. NABS - NORAD airborne battle staff.
e. Phase III Training. This is continuation training.
e. BD - battle director.
f. BDT - battle director technician. 1 5. Training Records:
a. NORAD Regions and Sectors:
g, NWRO - NORAD weapons resource officer.
- (1) The region or sector maintains training records
4. Terms Explained: for each NABS member according to AFR 12-50,
volume H, table 50-2, rule 6. 1, or appropriate Cana-
a. Mission Ready: This is a fully qualified crew.- than publication. Include in the training folder a
member who performs the operational mission. NORAD Form 16, NORAD Certification of Aircrew
Training, and aircrew training record letter of certifica-
b. NABS. Consists of a NABC, NWRO, BD, and tion, and any other documents relating to currency.
at least one BDT. The NABC and NWRO are region
and or sector personnel; the BD and BDTs are 28AD (2) The region or sector documents NABS con-
(or its subordinate units) personnel. tinuation training on NORAD Form 16. Training is
based on a continuation training guide provided by
(1) The NABC is a colonel or higher qualified 28AD.
to command a battle from an airborne E-3 and is on the
region and sector succession to command list. These b. 28AD. 552TTS retains a record copy of all IQT
commanders must know plans (resources, tactics, and NABS training conducted at Tinker AFB or on 28AD
communications) of their region and sector and the aircraft.
other regions and sectors. When ground command and
control elements direct (or become unable), the NABC 6. Waiver Authority:
conducts the air battle in the region and or sector or a. Regions design and administer their own waiver
assigned E-3 area of responsibility.
(2) The NWRO: program.
b. CONR sectors forward waiver requests to 1AF/
(a) Is a member of the region or sector battle DOY for processing. Note: Egress and physiological
staff who knows region and sector assets, resources, training requirements cannot be waived.
and deployment and reconstitution plans.
1 7. Reporting Requirements:
(b)) Coordinates with and advises the NABC and
BD on the use of resources, STOP manning, logistical a. NORAD regions submit, by message, to HQ
needs, reconstitution, and potential problems. NORAD/NCO a quarterly consolidated NABS status

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and continuation training report, RCS: NORAD- a. Phase II training for NABC and NWRO should
NCOOS(AR)8201, by the 10th of the first month of include a minimum of one training flight with a BD
the quarter. instructor to reinforce the concepts and procedures
discussed in Phase I.
b. CONR sectors submit their report to 1AF/DO not
later than the 5th of the first month of the quarter.
b. If flight training is not available during Phase II
c. 1AF/DO consolidates and forwards to HQ training, this requirement may be deferred until the first
NORAD/NCO. Additional reports are required as available NABS flight scheduled for the parent region
DEFCON increases and or as requested by the with an instructor BD aboard.
NORAD Command Post (NCP). Emergency status
c-category is D; MINIMIZE does not apply (see attach-
ment 1). 12. Certification. All personnel selected for NABS
duties complete Phases I and II objectives before cer-
Section B - Initial Qualification Training (IQT) tification as a NABC or NWRO.

8. Scope. This section outlines requirements to qualify
region or sector battle staff members as NORAD air- a. 28AD. Upon completion of IQT, 552TTS Com-
borne battle staff (NABS) members. mander (CC) completes the first part of the sample
letter (attachment 2),and forwards the letter to the pro- 9. Prerequisites:
er region and or sector commander as appropriate.
a. Only individuals current as region or sector bat- Send letters certifying region commanders to HQ
tle commanders are selected as NORAD airborne bat- NORAD/NC for approval. AFR 700-1 1, paragraph
tle commanders (NABC). NABCs and NORAD 1-7a(l), exempts this action from reports control.
weapons resource officers (NWRO) must be currently
qualified region or sector battle staff members before
attending the NABS course. b. NORAD Regions and Sectors. The region or
sector commander endorses the letter certifying battle
b. Each individual selected for IQT must have the staff members for NABS duties. The Director of HQ
following completed (verify by message to 552TTS): NORAD Combat Operations Staff (NC), acting in
(1) Completion of physiological training per AFR CINCNORAD's behalf, is the certifying authority for
50-27 or Aeromedical Training Type E before Phase region commanders (region commanders are the cer-
II training starts. tifying authority for sector commanders). The region
and sector maintain letters in the individual's training
(2) Attended E-3 egress training conducted by the folder. Send an additional copy of the letter to HQ
552AWACW before Phase 11 training begins (normally NORAD/NCO to assist them in managing course at-
will be done while attending initial NABS course). tendance and loading.

(3) Completion of a Class H flight physical or met
medical standards per CFAO 34-30 before Phase I Section C-Continuation Training (Phase HI)
training starts.

(4) Have cur-rent aeronautical orders or Canadian
equivalent. 13. Scope. This section outlines the minimum train-
ing required to maintain mission ready (MR) status as
(5) Completion of Basic Survival Training Course a NABS member. Training consists of academics and
S-V80 and Water Survival Course S-V90-A or Cana- live flying. NORAD regions and sectors administer
than equivalent before Phase I training begins. Phase III training to ensure region NABS personnel
perform their duties satisfactorily. The 28AD will en-
10. Phase I Training. Phase I training is made UP of sure that NABS flights are scheduled and academic
academic lectures as outlined in the course training continuation training program guides are developed for
syllabus. Use course critiques to measure training pro- use by the units to improve proficiency and maintain
gram objectives. currency.

11. Phase II Training. Phase 11 training is used to
familiarize the NABC and NWRO with E-3 mission 14. Training Period. Phase III is divided into semi-
equipment and console displays. This training includes annual training periods: I January through 30 June and
a minimum of one E-3 simulator session. 1 July through 31 December.

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15. Ground Training Requirements: tics, provide name, SSAN, currency, and flight dates
desired to 552AWACW/DO/DOO as early as possi-
a. All MR NABS members participate in academic ble. This ensures seating is available and appropriate
continuation training. The 28AD provides the train- Protocol is provided.
ing requirements to the units by the first day of the
training period whether it be monthly, quarterly, or 17. Failure to Complete Training Requirements.
yearly. This training consists of review of all positional NABS members:
academic areas listed in the NABC and NWRO Initial
Training Syllabus. Training materials are designed for a. Failing to complete flying training requirements
self-study method at the region. Academic training is within the training period lose MR status. MR status
documented in the individual's training folder. may be regained by flying with a qualified instructor
b. The 552AWACW provides egress training as re- BD who recommends return to MR status.
quired for NABS qualified personnel. The b. Failing to complete continuation training lose MR
552AWACW or 962AWACS Director of Operations status. Individuals must accomplish this delinquent
schedules and coordinates this training and provides training prior to flying as a NABS crew member. MR
a record of training accomplishment to the region. status is regained as defined in the region or sector con-
tinuation training program.
16. Flying Training Requirements. AU MR NABS c. Failing to complete annual E-3 life support or
members must maintain currency as region or sector egress training lose MR status. MR status is regained
battle staff by flying at least one battle staff mission by receiving appropriate training from qualified life
each 6-month training period. When possible, this support or egress instructors.
flight should be during a live NORAD exercise. To
facilitate scheduling of NABS personnel for E-3 sor- 118. Form Prescribed. NORAD Form 16.

OFFICIAL JOHN L. PIOTROWSKI
General, USAF
Commander in Chief

G. A. STANSELL 2 Attachments
Colonel, USAF 1. NABS Status and Continuation Training Report
Director of Administration Format
2. Sample Letter of Certification

OFFICIAL ROBERT D. RUSS
General, USAF
Commander
ROBETJ.DZUR
Colonel, USAF
Director of Administration

N/TACR 514 16 October 1987 5

SUMMARY OF CHANGES
Is revised as a joint NORAD/TAC regulation. Updates acronyms and terms (paras 3 and 4). Redefines initial qualifica-
tion (section B) and continuation (section C) training.

DISTRIBUTION: X

CONR/DO/DOY, Langley AFB VA 23665-5001 ...................................................... 2
FG/CANR HQ/DO/DGE, PDO 527, CFB North Bay, Hornell Heights, Ontario, Canada POH IPO ...........4
ANR/DO/DOY, Elmendorf AF]3 AK 99506 .......................................................... 2
HQ TAC (IG-I/DO-I/DOY-2), Langley AFB VA 23665-5001 .......................................... 4
AIRCOM/ADOC, SSOACS, CFB Winnipeg, Westwin, Manitoba, Canada R3J OTO ....................... 2
24AD/DO, Griffiss AFB NY 13441 ................................................................ 2
Northeast Air Defense Sector/DOT, Griffiss AFB NY 13441 ........................................... 2
Southeast Air Defense Sector/DOT, Tyndall AFB FL 32403 ............................................ 2
25AD/DO, McChord AF]3 WA 98438 .............................................................. 2
Northwest Air Defense Sector/DOT, McChord AFB WA 98438 ......................................... 2
Southwest Air Defense Sector/DOT, March AFB CA 92518 ............................................ 2
.28AD/XO, Tinker AFB OK 73145 ................................................................. 2
11 552AWACW/DO, Tinker AFB OK 73145 ........................................................... 2
552TTS/DON, Tinker AFB OK 73145 .............................................................. 2
962AWACS/DOYTM, Elmendorf AFB 99506 ........................................................ 2
963AWACS/DO, Tinker AFB OK 73145 ............................................................ 2
964AWACS/DO, Tinker AFB OK 73145 ............................................................ 2
965AWACS/DO, Tinker AFB OK 73145 ............................................................ 2
966AWACS/DO, Tinker AFB OK 73145 ............................................................ 2
OJCS/NEACP, STE, Offutt AFB NE 68113-5000 ..................................................... 2
1 1 TCG/DOY, Elmendorf AFB AK 99506 ........................................................... 2


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SAMPLE LETTER OF CERTIFICATION

552TTS/CC

Training Verification

/CC (HQ NORAD/NC when region or sector commanders are to be certified)

(FULL NAME, RANK) has fulfilled the objectives of NORAD airborne battle staff initial qualification training as
prescribed in NORAD/TACR 51-4.

lst Ind, Region/Sector/CC (HQ NORAD/NC when region commanders are to be certified)

TO: Region/Sector Training Section (file in member's training folder)

SUBJ: NABS Certification

(FULL NAME, RANK), having completed the requirements of the NORAD airborne battle staff initial qualification
training, is certified as (NABC, NWRO) mission ready.

cc: HQ NORAD/NCO