List six types of directive standard publications.
AFPD, AFDD, AFI, AFMAN, AFS, OI.
What are AFPDs and what do they contain?
Orders of the SAF; directive policy statements of the Office of the SAF and HQ USAF to initiate, govern, or regulate actions of conduct by AF activities at any level.
What are AFDDs and what do they provide?
Statements of officially sanctioned beliefs and war-fighting principles that describe and guide the proper use of air and space forces in military action; the foundation for AF policies that guide our personnel as they plan, employ, organize, train, equip, and sustain AF forces.
What is the purpose of AFIs?
To direct action, ensure compliance, or give detailed procedures to standard actions across the Air Force.
What statement must AF instructions and manuals contain?
"COMPLIANCE WITH THIS PUBLICATION IS MANDATORY."
What is the purpose of an AFS?
To extend or add material to publications issued by higher headquarters or agencies.
Describe requirements for complying with non directive publications.
Typically expected, but not mandatory.
Non-directive publications: Poster or graphic illustrations for display on walls, bulletin boards, and desks.
Non-directive publications: Informational publication, such as a "how to" document.
Non-directive publications: Electronic listing of AF publications, including MAJCOM, base, and wing publications.
Non-directive publications: Contains temporary announcements; each base may issue only one.
Non-directive publications: May be permanent or temporary.
Non-directive publications: Compiled information systematically arranged.
Non-directive publications: Technical reference book or compilation of factual data; not subject to frequent revision.
In what form(s) do TOs come?
Standard paper copies, digital copies (on-line or on CD-ROM), and computer or test station software.
What type of information do you find O&M TOs?
Installation, operation, troubleshooting, repairing, removing, calibration, servicing, or handling of AF systems and equipment end items.
In what type of TO do you find maintenance instructions or an IPB?
What type of TO is the TO catalog?
What is an abbreviated TO and what is its purpose?
Excerpts from one or more basic TOs; give clear instructions, criteria, and safety warnings for performing inspections or tasks.
List three methods for updating TOs.
Changes, supplements, revisions.
Under what conditions are pen-and-ink changes to the technical contents of a TO authorized?
When you receive a change to a TO page, what do you do with the original page?
Remove and discard.
List four types of TO supplements.
Operations, Safety, TO page, TCTO.
How are TOPS distinguished from other changes or supplements?
Printed on green paper and printed only on one side.
Under what condition does a TO undergo revision?
When changed material affects more than 80 percent of the text.
What's the purpose of a MPTO?
To give general information and instructions in various subject areas for supervisory and administrative personnel.
How does the numbering of a TO designate that its of the methods and procedures type?
Begin with 00.
What's the purpose of TCTOs?
TCTOs are the media through which extensive modifications and modernization programs are directed.
List the three main categories of TCTOs.
Immediate action, Urgent action, Routine action.
What's the major difference between an immediate action and an urgent action TCTO?
Immediate action TCTOs require immediate action to remove the aircraft or affected equipment from service, while the urgent actions TCTOs do not.
What's the purpose of the routine action TCTO?
To cover conditions not covered by immediate action or urgent action TCTOs.
What is the maximum time allotted to comply with a routine TCTO that addresses a safety deficiency?
What is the maximum time allotted to comply with a routine TCTO that does not address a safety deficiency?
What condition warrants the issue of an interim TCTO?
When the urgency of conditions doesn't allow time for printing and distributing instructions in formal TO format.
What are the two levels where TCTOs are accomplished?
Depot & Organizational/intermediate.
When can a depot-level TCTO be accomplished at the organizational/intermediate level?
Only when current and specific authority is possessed by the activity's MAJCOM.
What form do you use when removing a TO from its storage location?
AF Form 614.
What precautions can you take to protect your classified TO?
Never leave it unattended, dedicate a co-worker to watch it, put it away promptly when not needed, and take a full inventory at the end of your shift.
What is the difference between a TO "warning" and "caution"?
Warning - indicates an operation, procedure, or condition that, if not strictly observed, could result in injury, death, or long term health hazard to personnel.
Caution - indicates an operation, procedure, or condition that, if not strictly observed, could result in damage/destruction of equipment or loss of mission effectiveness.
What types of diagrams and schematics can you find as part of TO illustrations?
Test equipment interconnection, pod-to-equipment interconnection, power distribution, and detailed wiring.
What does the IPB assign to each part of a pod or equipment item?
A figure and index.
What action must you take if you find a TO deficiency?
You must submit an RC on an AFTO Form 22.
Why can't you make pen-and-ink changes to correct a technical deficiency in a TO?
Official TO updates are the only valid authority for correcting technical deficiencies and implementing changes in a TO.
If you are submitting an AFTO 22, what is the role of your supervisor?
Must ensure the report is valid and warrants submittal.
List three categories of TO RCs.
Emergency, Urgent, & Routine.
Why is immediate action required on an emergency RC?
If not corrected, the discrepancy would result in a fatality or serious injury to personnel; extensive damage or destruction to equipment or property; or inability to achieve or maintain operational posture (mission essential).
An RC might be categorized as urgent if the change would result in an annual savings of what amount?
At least $25,000 or 1,000 man-hours.
How are routine RCs typically published?
Consolidated into a BCU for publication during periodic TO updates.
Where do you find routing addresses and E-mails to submit an AFTO Form 22?
Table 9-1 of TO 00-5-1.
How is all of the Air Force computer software managed?
As computer program configuration items (CPCI).
List four types of major embedded computer system software.
Any four of the following: In-place test, operational, unit under test, or support programs, aircrew training devices, ATE, and certain command and control systems.
Name the two types of computer manuals and state their purpose.
Operator manuals - these manuals instruct on how to load and operate computer programs.
Reference manuals - these are usually commercial manuals containing general information on the operational checkout.
What is the purpose of a CPIN compendium?
To provide a consolidated index of embedded computer system (ECS) software within the Air Force.
What information is contained in CPIN compendium cross-reference 80-0-2?
Equipment part numbers and CPINS.
What information is contained in command CPIN compendiums?
Listings peculiar to the major command.
State what part I and III of a CPIN compendium contain.
Part I lists the current active software authorized for use. Part III is a listing of computer software that is no longer authorized for use.
What does the first field position indicate?
A CPIN category and the major function of the system or subsystem.
What is a version of baseline software?
A variation or modification to the baseline software, not a revision.
What is the purpose of an asterisk preceding a CPIN?
It identifies new software announced since the last issue.
State the alpha code used with each of the following CPIN security classifications.
Unclassified, Confidential, Confidential restricted data, Confidential formerly restricted data, Secret, Secret restricted data, Secret formerly restricted data.
U, C, CR, CF, S, SR, SF.
State the level of test software for each of the alpha codes: Code A, Code B, & Code D.