COMBAT AIRLIFTER - 440th Airlift Wing

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COMBAT AIRLIFTER - 440th Airlift Wing

Combat AirliftersReporting an AttackUse the S-A-L-U-T-E report as a quick and effective way to communicateground enemy attack information up the chain of command.Report AreaSizeActivityLocationUnitTimeEquipmentInformation to ReportThe number of persons and vehicles seen or the size of an objectDescription of enemy activity (assaulting, fleeing, observing)Where the enemy was sighted (grid coordinate or reference point)Distinctive signs, symbols, or identification on people, vehicles, aircraft, orweapons (numbers, patches, or clothing type)Time the activity is observedEquipment and vehicles associated with the activityRef: AFH 31-302Attack Warning Signals for Chemical, Biological,Radiological, Nuclear, and High-Yield Explosives inHigh Threat AreasStandardized attack warning signals are usedto posture airbases for attacks, warn ofattacks in progress, initiate post-attack recoveryactions, and return the airbases to a wartimestate of readiness.Although warning signals are primarilydesigned to provide air, missile, artillery, andground attack warning, they may also be usedto warn you if a covert attack with a chemical,ALARMCONDITIONGREENUSAF STANDARDIZED ATTACK WARNING SIGNALS FORNBCC MEDIUM AND HIGH THREAT AREASIF YOU THIS INDICATES GENERAL ACTIONSHEAR: ALARM GREENSEE: GREEN FLAGbiological, or radiological weapon is discovered.Alarm warning signal variations might be usedin some geographic regions. If they are, you’llbe notified what those variations are before youdepart your home station or when you arrive inthat region.For example, Alarm Blue is used insteadof Alarm Red in South Korea. Alarm Blue will beannounced and blue flags will be displayed.ATTACK IS NOTPROBABLERef: AFI 10-2501; AFMAN 10-2602; CONUS AFVA 10-2510; AFVA 10-2511• MOPP 0 OR AS DIRECTED 1, 3• NORMAL WARTIME CONDITION• RESUME OPERATIONS• CONTINUE RECOVERY ACTIONCombat AirliftersExample of a S-A-L-U-T-E Report: “Six enemy soldiers, running away from thecommand post, heading towards the flightline. Uniforms solid green fatigues–possiblyRepublic Guards. Time was 0230 hours. Equipment – AK-47 rifles, backpacks and gasmask being carried.”Use the most expedient means necessary/possible for the urgency you place on theinformation you have to up channel. If yourreport needs to get to the commander NOW,use any means available!- Messenger–most secure-most timeconsuming- Wire/telephone–more secure than radionotmobile and may be monitored- Radio–fast and mobile-least secure.However, a secure radio lessens thepossibility of being monitoredYELLOWREDBLACKHEAR: ALARM YELLOWSEE: YELLOW FLAGHEAR: ALARM RED,SIREN - WAVERING TONESEE: RED FLAGHEAR: GROUND ATTACK,BUGLE - CALL-TO-ARMSSEE: RED FLAGHEAR: ALARM BLACK,SIREN - STEADY TONESEE: BLACK FLAGPrescribed by AFI 10-2501Supersedes AFVA 32-4011, 1 December 1997Distribution: FATTACK IS PROBABLE INLESS THAN 30 MINUTESATTACK BY AIR ORMISSILE IS IMMINENT ORIN PROGRESSATTACK BY GROUNDFORCES IS IMMINENT OR INPROGRESSATTACK IS OVER AND NBCCONTAMINATION AND/ORUXO HAZARDS ARESUSPECTED OR PRESENT• MOPP 2 OR AS DIRECTED 1• PROTECT AND COVER ASSETS• GO TO PROTECTIVE SHELTER OR SEEK BEST• PROTECTION WITH OVERHEAD COVER 2• SEEK IMMEDIATE PROTECTION WITH• OVERHEAD COVER• MOPP 4 OR AS DIRECTED 1• REPORT OBSERVED ATTACKS• TAKE IMMEDIATE COVER 2, 3• MOPP 4 OR AS DIRECTED 1• DEFEND SELF AND POSITION• REPORT ACTIVITYNOTES:1. WEAR FIELD GEAR AND PERSONAL BODY ARMOR (IF ISSUED) WHEN OUTDOORS OR WHEN DIRECTED.2. COMMANDERS MAY DIRECT MISSION-ESSENTIAL TASKS OR FUNCTIONS TO CONTINUE AT INCREASED RISK.3. THIS ALARM CONDITION MAY BE APPLIED TO AN ENTIRE INSTALLATION OR ASSIGNED TO ONE OR MORE DEFENSE SECTORS OR ZONES.• MOPP 4 OR AS DIRECTED 1, 3• PERFORM SELF-AID/BUDDY CARE• REMAIN UNDER OVERHEAD COVER OR WITHIN• SHELTER UNTIL DIRECTED OTHERWISEAFVA 10-251124 December 2002Page 12, The Combat Airlifter September2010 440th Airlift Wing, Pope AFB, Page 13

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