Ready to ‘run’: final ORI instructions
By Maj. David Fairchilds, 7th Bomb Wing Plans and Programs
/ Published April 27, 2006
DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- It’s time to show the Air Combat Command Inspector General Team what Team Dyess is all about.
Dyess is scheduled to begin its Air Combat Command operational readiness inspection Tuesday.
The inspection will test the wing’s ability to deploy to a forward operating location and begin flying combat sorties.
This inspection scenario will simulate the wing deploying to Base “X,” a notional base at an undisclosed location. During the Phase II, Base “X” will be subject to a wide array of exercise ATSO inputs.
The inspection culminates the efforts of the past five months of Phase II exercises.
Airmen should know the information below or know where to find it.
Participants in the exercise are reminded of the following:
Airmen should show a sense of urgency and have a positive attitude in everything they do while they are in the play area.
Cell phone use is prohibited during the Phase II.
Individuals without over-boots must carry a simulation letter provided by their unit.
For marking ground crew ensembles, use two-inch-wide green duct tape to place service component (USAF), rank, and first and last names on identification markings. The identification markings should be placed on the front and back of the helmet and protective mask hood and above the right breast pocket of the GCE. Two-inch-wide masking tape marked “Sim M-9” should simulate M-9 chemical detector paper and will be attached to the jacket and pants placed at both ankles, both wrists and both biceps.
Inspect protective mask no later than transition day and every seven days thereafter; document using DD Form 1574.
All personally owned vehicles must be out of the play area no later than 9 p.m. Tuesday. The toxic-free area will be open starting at noon. On transition day, Airmen whose shifts end before 12:01 a.m. Wednesday are not required to process through the TFA until their next shift. All ORI participants who will be on duty during exercise kick-off at 12:01 a.m.Wednesday must drive their vehicles to Bldg. 7008 and process through the TFA. ACC/IGI inputs may begin at 12:01 a.m.Wednesday.
Unexploded ordnance sweep teams discovering a UXO must rope off or cordon the UXO at 50 feet (simulating 500 feet) for a type A or B UXO or 30 feet (simulating 300 feet) for a Type C, D, E, or F UXO. Upon discovering a UXO, Airmen should maintain a safe distance and may not transmit with a hand-held radio within 25 feet of a UXO. UXO sweep teams must carry UXO marking and self-aid buddy care kits.
Alarm Green will be used as the normal wartime condition (resume operations or continue recovery actions).
Alarm Yellow will be used when attack is probable in less than 30 minutes. Protect and cover assets, go to protective shelter, or seek best protection with overhead cover.
Alarm Red (Blue in Korea) is divided into two categories: Alarm Red Air/Missile, attack by air or missile is imminent or in progress; Alarm Red/Ground, attack by ground forces is imminent or in progress. For Alarm Red Air/Missile, seek immediate protection with overhead cover and report observed attacks. For Alarm Red/Ground, take immediate cover, defend self and position, and report activity.
Alarm Black will be used when attack is over and nuclear, biological and chemical contamination and UXO hazards are suspected or present. For Alarm Black, perform self-aid buddy care and remain under overhead cover or within shelter until directed otherwise.
Procedures for the alarm conditions and other useful information are outlined in the new AFMAN 10-100, Airman’s Manual, June 1, 2004, edition. Individuals should have their copy of the new Airman’s Manual. For more information about the exercise, Airmen may contact the 7th Bomb Wing XP.
The TFA during the inspection
All Phase II exercise players will enter and exit Base “X” through the toxic-free area facility located in Bldg. 7008 at 426 3rd Street. No privately owned vehicles are deployed at Base “X”. Drop-off of players and parking of POVs should take place in the large parking lot to the west of Building 7008. Players should not be dropped off in the shuttle bus pick up/drop off area east of Bldg. 7008.
Deployed and host nation personnel must process through the TFA facility at the beginning and end of their shifts. Personnel reporting for duty will enter at the west of Bldg. 7008 in MOPP 2 gear. All participants must bring the following items when processing through the TFA:
• Military identification card
• Dog tags
• New AFMAN 10-100, Airman’s Manual
• Reflective belt
• Gas mask
• C-1 bag, with chemical ground crew ensemble
• A-1 items, helmet, canteen full of water and web belt
• Line badge (if required)
• Simulated M-8 paper booklet
• Simulated M291/M295 packets
• Simulated Atropen/Cipro/P-Tab
Phase II players will need the items listed above, but the TFA will check for ID cards and dog tags. Unit deployment managers managers should check to be sure they have the remaining items before the Phase II starts. Manning rosters will be used to check that player’s processing in and out of the play area.
After processing into the TFA, personnel will exit the building from the north side and board a shuttle bus that will take them into the play area (except for those troops in authorized governmentowned vehicles).
At the end of a shift, personnel will board a shuttle bus from their duty sections back to the TFA facility and enter through the East side of the building. Airmen should out-process before leaving the TFA. People working in the area will be available to give assistance.
Shuttle bus service
The 7th Logistics Readiness Squadron are scheduled to provide shuttle bus service during the Phase II exercise. Shuttle buses will begin running at 8 p.m. Tuesday and continue running until two hours after ENDEX. There will be red, blue and green routes beginning and returning to the TFA facility, located at Bldg. 7008 on 3rd Street.
The shuttle bus routes are scheduled to run as follows:
• The red shuttle will have a 29-passenger bus starting at Bldg. 7008. This route will take approximately 20 minutes to run round trip. It has stops for the MSA at the parking lot west of Bldg. 9190; the fire station at Bldg. 4003; and the control tower on the flightline side.
• The green shuttle will have a 29-passenger bus starting at Bldg. 7008. This route will take approximately 20 minutes to run round trip. The shuttle’s only stop is in the cantonment area at the bunker in front of the building.
• The blue shuttle will be used for the maintenance play area. It will have 44-passenger and 29-passenger buses starting at Bldg. 7008. This route will take approximately 20 minutes to run round trip. It has stops for maintenance at Bldg. 5020; supply at Bldg. 5280; and RCC POL at Bldg. 5212.
• An MSA stop may have prearranged shift change runs with a 44-passenger u-drive bus starting at Bldg. 7008. The route will take approximately 25 minutes to run round trip.
Due to exercise hostilities, Base “X” will implement Counter Chemical Warfare Concept of Operations, to including division of the base into chemical zones (sectors), Ground Defense Sectors, and implementation of transition points.
TPs are established between chemical zones to control entrance to and exit from potentially contaminated areas. These are the ONLY authorized points by which a person may transit chemical zones. Doing so prevents personnel and assets from potentially entering a contaminated zone without the proper level of protection as well as preventing transmission of contamination to an otherwise clean zone.
At a TP, personnel can expect to see a sign marking the sector to be entered as well as the current MOPP level and time of last data update. When required, TPs will be manned by an attendant who will guide personnel through the transition process. It is vital for all personnel that only transition points be used to cross between chemical zones. See the new AFMAN 10-100, Airman’s Manual, for additional C-CW CONOPS guidance.
Phase II food service schedule
The Longhorn Dining Facility will be serving meals for non-exercise participants during its normal hours of business: midnight meal, 11 p.m. – 1 a.m.; breakfast, 6 - 8 a.m.; lunch, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; and dinner, 4 – 7 p.m. Personnel in chemical gear attempting to enter the dining facility will be turned away. The dining facility is a no-play area.
All exercise participants will dine in the cantonment area. Meals will be served from the field kitchen starting with the midnight meal Tuesday. The field kitchen will serve a hot meal for the midnight meal from 11 p.m. - 1 a.m. MREs will be provided with supplements for breakfast from 6 - 7:30 a.m. A hot lunch will be provided from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. MREs will be provided with supplements for dinner from 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Individuals receiving BAS will pay the meal cost of $3.35 and personnel entitled to SIK will sign for their meals on the AF Form 79. MREs will be available for purchase at the TFA from STARTEX to ENDEX.
However, MREs will not be issued from the TFA during the lunch or midnight meal serving times.
Cantonment personnel desiring MREs whose shift changes occur during these meal periods will receive their MREs from the field kitchen.