DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCEWASHINGTON, DCOFFICE OF THE SECRETARYAFI17-210 AFGM2016-0111 October 2016MEMORANDUM FOR DISTRIBUTION CMAJCOMs/FOAs/DRUsFROM: SAF/CIO A61800 Air Force PentagonWashington, DC 20330-1800SUBJECT: Air Force Guidance Memorandum to AFI17-210, Radio ManagementBy Order of the Secretary of the Air Force, this Air Force Guidance Memorandumimmediately changes Air Force Instruction (AFI) 17-210, Radio Management, 26 May 2016.Compliance with this Memorandum is mandatory. To the extent its directions are inconsistentwith other Air Force publications, the information herein prevails, in accordance with (IAW) AFI33-360, Publications and Forms Management. Ensure that all records created as a result ofprocesses prescribed in this publication are maintained IAW Air Force Manual (AFMAN) 33363, Management of Records, and disposed of IAW Air Force Records Information ManagementSystem (AFRIMS) Records Disposition Schedule (RDS).As a result of the signing of the “Reducing Additional Duties” Memorandum by theSecretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff, United States Air Force; AFI 17-210 is herebyupdated to reflect the following changes as noted in the included attachment. I hereby direct theOffice of Primary Responsibility (OPR) for AFI17-210 to conduct a special review in accordancewith AFI33-360 to align its content with the “Reducing Additional Duties” Memorandum. Thiswill result in an Interim Change, rewrite or rescind action of AFI17-210.Additionally, as directed by the “Reducing Additional Duties” Memorandum, until thenew Commander’s Support Staff decisions are implemented, Commanders are empowered at alllevels to consolidate CSS-assigned duties as appropriate, and/or discontinue non-critical dutiesbeyond their ability to resource, while adhering to by-law requirements.
This Memorandum becomes void after one-year has elapsed from the date of thisMemorandum, or upon publication of an Interim Change or rewrite of the affected publication,whichever is earlier.WILLIAM J. BENDER, Lt Gen, USAFChief of Information Dominance andChief Information OfficerAttachment:Interim Guidance for AFI17-210, Radio Management
AttachmentInterim Guidance for AFI17-210, Radio ManagementThis guidance provides interim policy concerning the duties of the unit Personal WirelessCommunications Systems (PWCS) Equipment Custodians described in AFI 17-210, RadioManagement. In order to comply with the SecAF/CSAF Additional Duty ReductionMemorandum, the role of PWCS Custodian is eliminated and all responsibilities will shift to theunit Property Custodian.3.9. Using Organizations. (T-3)188.8.131.52. Deleted.3.10. (Replace) Unit Property Custodian will:Abbreviations and AcronymsPEC – PWCS Equipment Custodian (Deleted)
Attachment 4AF PWCS Organizational StructureFigure A4.1. (Replace) AF PWCS Organizational Structure.
BY ORDER OF THESECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCEAIR FORCE INSTRUCTION 17-21026 MAY 2016CyberspaceRADIO MANAGEMENTCOMPLIANCE WITH THIS PUBLICATION IS MANDATORYACCESSIBILITY: Publications and forms are available on the e-Publishing website atwww.e-publishing.af.mil for downloading or ordering.RELEASABILITY: There are no releasability restrictions on this publication.OPR: SAF/A6CWSupersedes:AFI33-590, 8 April 2013Certified by: SAF/A6C(Brig Gen Kevin B. Kennedy)Pages: 44This instruction implements Joint Publication 3-12, Cyberspace Operations; Department ofDefense Directive (DoDD) 8100.02, Use of Commercial Wireless Devices, Services, andTechnologies in the Department of Defense (DoD) Global Information Grid (GIG); Departmentof Defense Instruction (DoDI) 4650.02, Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS); DoDI4650.10, Land Mobile Radio (LMR) Interoperability and Standardization; AlliedCommunications Publication (ACP) 125, Radiotelephone Procedures; Defense InformationSystems Agency (DISA) Circular 310-70-79, MYSTIC STAR Network Management Manual andUsers Guide. This instruction identifies responsibilities to implement and support Air Force highfrequency (HF) radio, Personal Wireless Communication Systems (PWCS) at the majorcommand (MAJCOM), base and unit levels, and MARS. It provides requirements processing,validation, and handling procedures for classified and unclassified PWCS, and training. Itprovides procedures for the management, operation, and procurement of commercial wirelessservice for all PWCS. This publication applies to the Air National Guard (ANG) and the AirForce Reserve (AFR) unless indicated otherwise. Refer technical questions concerning PWCSand MARS to 38th Cyberspace Readiness Squadron (38 CYRS/SCM), 203 W. Losey Street,Room 1000, Scott AFB IL 62225-5222; and questions concerning HF and MYSTIC STAR toCyberspace Support Squadron (CYSS/DOO), 203 W. Losey Street, Room 3180, Scott AFB IL62225-5223. Send recommended changes or comments to Air Force Network Integration Center(AFNIC/EASD), 203 W. Losey Street, Room 1100, Scott AFB IL 62225-5222, throughappropriate channels, using AF Form 847, Recommendation for Change of Publication, with aninformation copy to 38 Cyberspace Readiness Squadron (CYRS/SCM). The use of the name ormark of any specific manufacturer, commercial product, commodity, or service in thispublication does not imply endorsement by the Air Force (AF). Ensure that all records created
2AFI17-210 26 MAY 2016as a result of processes prescribed in this publication are maintained in accordance with AirForce Manual (AFMAN) 33-363, Management of Records, and disposed of in accordance withAir Force Records Information Management System (AFRIMS) Records Disposition Schedule(RDS) located at https://www.my.af.mil/gcss-af61a/afrims/afrims/. See Attachment 1 for aglossary of references and supporting information. See Attachment 4 for AF PWCSOrganizational Structure.Section A— Managing High Power High Frequency Systems31.United States Air Force High Power High Frequency (HF) Systems. .32.MYSTIC STAR. .4Section B— Managing Personal Wireless Communication Systems63.Managing Personal Wireless Communication Systems (PWCS). .64.USAF PWCS Management Special Considerations. .13Section C— Managing the AF Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS)175.AF MARS General. .176.AF MARS Responsibilities. .177.AF MARS Stations. .198.AF MARS Membership. .199.AF MARS Policy and Guidance. .1910.AF MARS Civil Agency Support. .19Section D— Waveform Sponsorship2011.Air Force Waveform Responsibilities. .2012.Waveform Sponsor Responsibilities. .20Section E— Other Administrative Requirement13.Information Collections, Records, and Forms. .2121
AFI17-210 26 MAY 20163Attachment 1— GLOSSARY OF REFERENCES AND SUPPORTING INFORMATION22Attachment 2— DETERMINING TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS28Attachment 3— BASE PWCS MANAGER CONTINUITY FOLDER34Attachment 4— AF PWCS ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE36Attachment 5— TRAINING TOPICS FOR UNIT PWCS MANAGERS37Attachment 6— PLANNING FOR PWCS DEPLOYMENT39Attachment 7— CHECKLIST FOR MILITARY AUXILIARY RADIO SYSTEM (MARS)40Attachment 8— CHECKLIST FOR GLOBAL HIGH FREQUENCY (HF) SYSTEM41Attachment 9— CHECKLIST FOR MYSTIC STAR SYSTEM42Attachment 10— LIFECYCLE SUPPORT PLANING TOOL43Section A—Managing High Power High Frequency Systems1. United States Air Force High Power High Frequency (HF) Systems. All organizationsidentified in this section coordinate high power HF requirements and solutions so that radiosystems and networks actively support the users.The High Frequency Ground Communications System (HFGCS) system consists of 13 highpower HF stations around the world providing worldwide communications to all DoD aircraft,ships, and ground agencies on a shared by priority basis. The system supports: command andcontrol, special purpose, contingency air-ground-air, and Navy ship-to-shore communications,as well as other authorized users according to established traffic precedence. Neither the systemnor individual stations are dedicated to any service, command, or other activity. HFGCS is aglobally networked, centrally operated high power HF system. All DoD and AF activities withhigh power HF requirements are directed to consider HFGCS as a solution to their needs priorto entering into unique system acquisition contracts.1.1. Roles and Responsibilities.1.1.1. Directorate of Operational Capability Requirements (AF/A5R): Oversees thedocumentation and validation of USAF operational requirements for communicationssystems in accordance with Air Force Instruction (AFI) 10-601, Operational CapabilityRequirements Development.184.108.40.206. Directs the development, operation, and maintenance of high power HFsystems and networks.1.1.2. High Frequency Global Communications Systems, AFSPC CyberspaceSupport Squadron, CYSS/CYO, 203 W. Losey St, Suite 2200, Scott AFB, IL 62220.127.116.11.1. Coordinates policies and procedures for the HFGCS.
4AFI17-210 26 MAY 2018.104.22.168. Serves as the entry point for new system requirements to the DoD HFWorking Group.22.214.171.124. Reviews and implements MAJCOM-level recommendations for changes tothe Air Force Global HF System procedures. (T-2)126.96.36.199. Coordinates the mission requirements of HF system users with appropriateMAJCOM plans/programs, operations, and requirement directorates. (T-2)188.8.131.52. Recommend, analyze, and approve systems, operations, and maintenancesupport methods for high power HF systems. (T-2)184.108.40.206. Identify, review, and track all high power HF technical requirements.220.127.116.11. Facilitate global and regional HF system networking standards. (T-2)18.104.22.168. Coordinates the development of the architecture, standards, policies, andprocedures for the HFGCS.22.214.171.124. Executes funding activities for HFGCS long haul circuits, systeminformation assurance requirements.126.96.36.199. Answers requests forcommunications support. (T-3)inter-commandandinter-servicespecial188.8.131.52. Monitors HFGCS system network performance.184.108.40.206. Accompanies MAJCOM HF managers on staff visits to evaluate operations,equipment use, and system integrity. (T-3)1.2. MAJCOM Roles and Responsibilities. HF managers in Air Combat Command,Air Mobility Command, Air Force Materiel Command, Pacific Air Forces, UnitedStates Air Forces in Europe, Air Force Space Command, and United States Navy (USNHF Ship-Shore-Ship Communications Network) will:1.2.1. Advocate for and provide necessary funding required to maintain and sustain allreal property (including buildings, real estate, fencing and associated antennas) andutilities associated with HFGCS and MYSTIC STAR mission requirements within theirrespective commands.1.2.2. Oversee day to day operation and maintenance of system assets under theircontrol. (T-3)1.2.3. Match employees and equipment to job requirements. (T-3)1.2.4. Evaluate training, operations, and equipment use. (T-3)1.2.5. Coordinate publication creation and production. (T-3)2. MYSTIC STAR. MYSTIC STAR is a worldwide communications mission, executed byelements of the United States Army, United States Navy, and United States Air Force under thedirection of DISA IAW DISA Circular 310-70-79, MYSTIC STAR Network Management Manualand Users Guide. The MYSTIC STAR network provides worldwide communications bydirectly controlling radio equipment located at ground entry point stations. It consists of ultrahigh frequency (UHF) satellite and HF networks supporting Presidential, special air,commanders-in-chief, Joint Staff, very important persons, and command airborne missions. The
AFI17-210 26 MAY 20165system consists of a master net control station (MNCS) located at Andrews AFB MD, and analternate net control station (at another location to provide continuity of operations capability),interstation and inter-site circuits, as well as relay and auxiliary communications subsystems.2.1. Roles and Responsibilities.2.1.1. AFSPC CYSS/DOO.220.127.116.11. Manages the life cycle, future planning, programming, and budgeting ofMYSTIC STAR elements from a system perspective.18.104.22.168. Oversees the activities of the MYSTIC STAR Ops-Tech Manager’s Office.2.1.2. The Commander, 89th Communications Squadron must:22.214.171.124. Manage, operate, and evaluate the MNCS according to DISA Circular 31070-79. (T-0)126.96.36.199. Give network status updates to the MYSTIC STAR system managerthrough the operations technical manager. (T-3)188.8.131.52. Provide facility, administrative, and logistical support for the MNCS. (T-3)2.1.3. The MYSTIC STAR Operations Technical Manager. The MYSTIC STAROperations Technical Manager operates from the 89th Communications Squadron (89CS/SCX), 1558 Alabama Ave, Suite 67, Andrews AFB MD 20762-6116. The MYSTICSTAR Operations Technical Manager must:184.108.40.206. Directly interface with the MYSTIC STAR users to ensure missionrequirements are satisfied. (T-2)220.127.116.11. Evaluate system facilities and assesses network performance. (T-2)18.104.22.168. Compare performance trends to established standards and makerecommendations for improvements to criteria, documentation, or performance. (T-2)22.214.171.124. Work with personnel on all plans for operating, maintaining, managing,controlling, and configuring the network.Oversee MYSTIC STAR contractedpersonnel to ensure performance requirements are met. (T-2)126.96.36.199. Recommend budgets for network operations, maintenance, sustainment andupgrades. (T-2)188.8.131.52. Work with customers to develop new network requirements and assist withdeveloping AF Form 1067, Modification Proposal for submission to CYSS/DOO.184.108.40.206. Implement approved network plans and special system configurations. (T-2)220.127.116.11. Report the operational status, performance status, or limitations of thenetwork to CYSS/DOO. (T-3)
6AFI17-210 26 MAY 2016PERSONAL WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMSSection B—Managing Personal Wireless Communication Systems3. Managing Personal Wireless Communication Systems (PWCS).3.1. Procurement of PWCS assets and infrastructure has to comply with DoDD 5000.01, TheDefense Acquisition System; DoDI 8100.04, DoD Unified Capabilities (UC); AFI 17-120,Management of Cyberspace Support Activities; AFI 63-101, Acquisition and SustainmentLife Cycle Management; and AFI 17-111, Information Technology (IT) Asset Management.(T-3)3.2. Secretary of the Air Force, Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer(SAF/CIO A6). Serves as the Air Force focal point for approving PWCS policy.3.3. AF PWCS Lead, 38 CYRS/SCM.3.3.1. Serves as the Air Force single point of contact for PWCS support.3.3.2. Serves as Air Force PWCS Equipment Control Officer (AFECO) for the AssetInventory Management (AIM) module of the Air Force Equipment Management System(AFEMS) for PWCS assets, as well as the focal point for all proposed upgrades and/ormodifications to AIM for PWCS assets according to AFI 17-111. (T-3)In addition 38 CYRS/SCM will:18.104.22.168. Formulate policy changes for Headquarters United States Air Force (HAF)review and approval. (T-2)22.214.171.124. Coordinate with AF Information Technology Commodity Council (ITCC) oncommercial wireless issues prior to disseminating overall program guidance to thefield. (T-3)126.96.36.199. Review technical solutions for reportable PWCS systems to ensurecompatibility with Air Force Enterprise Architecture, Air Force ITCC commoditystrategies, interoperability requirements, continuity of operations, and life-cyclesupport. (T-2)188.8.131.52. Review MAJCOM provided inspection information to identify patterns andtrends with Air Force-wide applicability, and cross-feed that information to allMAJCOMs. (T-2)3.4. Major Commands (MAJCOM) will:3.4.1. Prepare supplements to this instruction, if needed, to accommodate MAJCOMunique operational, procedural, and/or policy requirements with coordination andapproval from AFSPC/CYSS.3.4.2. Appoint a MAJCOM PWCS representative.184.108.40.206. Appointment containing name, rank, Defense Switched Network (DSN)number, and E-mail address of appointee is sent to 38 CYRS/SCM within 15 days ofappointment.
AFI17-210 26 MAY 201673.4.3. Ensure Government-owned/leased Land Mobile Radio (LMR) systems complywith DoDI 4650.10, Land Mobile Radio (LMR) Interoperability and Standardization.This includes ensuring LMR systems operating within the United States and Possessions(US&P) comply with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration(NTIA) narrowband mandates through acquisition of narrowband capable equipmentand/or alternative communications services, or by obtaining the required waivers prior tothe effective dates. LMR trunking systems require NTIA certification prior to obligationof funds.3.4.4. Direct MAJCOM PWCS representatives to coordinate activities with theirrespective command spectrum management office in order to ensure compliance withspectrum regulations of the U.S. and sovereign nations hosting U.S. Forces.3.5. MAJCOM PWCS Representative will:3.5.1. Complete PWCS Manager Training, using Air Education and Training Command(AETC) approved training materials, within 90 days of appointment. Trainingspecifically provided by 81 Training Support Squadron (TRSS) Qualification TrainingFlight, Keesler AFB.220.127.116.11. If PWCS training materials are unavailable for use within initial 90-dayappointment period, contact AFECO (38 CYRS/SCM) to obtain guidance onavailable alternate training options. (Staff Assistance Visits (SAV), MAJCOMqualification training packages, computer-based training, etc.).3.5.2. Review base-level PWCS inspection information (SAVs/inspection reports).18.104.22.168. Identifies base-level deficiency patterns and trends with command-wideapplicability.22.214.171.124. Cross-feeds information to field units for inclusion in their base-level crossfeed programs.126.96.36.199. Provides a copy of MAJCOM- and command base-level inspection reports to38 CYRS/SCM.3.5.3. Review base-level LMR deficiency and inventory reports from AFECO andensures corrective actions are taken to prevent reoccurrence.3.5.4. Disseminate applicable information provided by HAF and 38 CYRS/SCM toBase/Tenant.3.5.5. Monitor and manage MAJCOM-acquired PWCS services according to applicableAir Force and DoD directives for acquisition, control, and use of wireless devices andservices, including applicable security policy for wireless devices and systems.3.5.6. Monitor and evaluate PWCS technological advances and changes to identify thetypes of PWCS that best meet Air Force wartime and peacetime operational missionrequirements.3.5.7. Direct PWCS Equipment Control Officers (ECO), and PWCS EquipmentCustodians (PEC) to coordinate their activities conducted according to AFI 17-111 withinstallation spectrum management office to ensure compliance with spectrum regulationsof sovereign nations hosting U.S. Forces prior to deployment to overseas locations.
8AFI17-210 26 MAY 20163.5.8. Develop and maintain MAJCOM PWCS-related concepts and plans utilizingWork Order Management System (WOMS) and Cyberspace Infrastructure PlanningSystem (CIPS) IAW Methods and Procedures Technical Orders (MPTO) 00-33D-3003,Managing the Cyberspace Infrastructure with the Cyberspace Infrastructure PlanningSystem, to ensure compatibility with Air Force Enterprise Architecture, Air ForceInformation Technology Commodity Council (ITCC) commodity strategies,interoperability requirements, continuity of operations, and life- cycle support.3.6. Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center (AFIMSC) will:3.6.1. Manage enterprise transmission systems (e.g., LMR/Enterprise Land MobileRadio (ELMR), Giant Voice, cable/antenna). Provide oversight, support, and guidancefor policies and standard architectures.3.7. Wing/Base Communications and Information Systems Officer (CSO) will:3.7.1. Coordinate management of PWCS assets for installation commander.3.7.2. Appoint primary and alternate PWCS ECO according to AFI 17-111. (T-3)3.7.3. Appoint a PWCS Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) to monitorassociated PWCS maintenance contracts. (T-3)3.7.4. Perform annual reconciliation of PWCS maintenance and service contracts withthe PWCS asset inventory. (T-2)188.8.131.52. Accomplishes reconciliation at least 30-60 days prior to contract/optionaward date, if applicable.3.7.5. Evaluate PWCS inspection reports and ensure implementation of correctiveactions and procedural controls to prevent reoccurrence. (T-2)184.108.40.206. Review and cross-feed inspection information to the host MAJCOM. (T-3)3.7.6. Ensure all PWCS service contracts are reviewed for compliance with ITCCcommodity strategies. (T-2)3.7.7. Coordinate with host Installation Spectrum Manager (ISM) to communicate withother Federal, DoD, State, and local agencies to support interoperability and maximizethe communications capabilities of PWCS assets. Reference AFI 17-220, SpectrumManagement and the NTIA Manual for further guidance. (T-3)3.7.8. Develop training materials for PWCS managers and users to ensure awareness ofapplicable security requirements documented in DoDD 8100.02, AFMAN 33-145,Collaboration Services and Voice Systems Management; AFI 17-130, CybersecurityProgram Management; AFMAN 17-1302, Communications Security (COMSEC)Operations; and AFI 10-712, Cyberspace Defense Analysis (CDA) Operations andNotice and Consent Process. (T-2)3.7.9. Ensure appropriate Authorizing Official approval is obtained as mandated byDoDD 8100.02, DoDI 8510.01, and AFI 17-130. (T-0)
AFI17-210 26 MAY 201693.8. Wing/Base PWCS Equipment Control Officer (ECO) will:3.8.1. PWCS ECOs will complete PWCS Manager Training, using AETC approvedtraining materials, within 90 days of appointment and documents training in applicableAutomated Information System (AIS) AIM. Training specifically provided by 81 TRSSQualification Training Flight, Keesler AFB. (T-3)220.127.116.11. If PWCS manager training materials are unavailable for use within the initial90-day appointment period, contact the AFECO to obtain guidance on availablealternate training options (staff assistance visits, qualification training packages,computer-based training, etc.).3.8.2. PWCS ECOs are required to register as a member of AF PWCS Communitywebsite. Contact AFECO for further guidance. (T-3)3.8.3. Maintains a PWCS continuity folder. See Attachment 3 for a mandatory list ofitems. (T-3)3.8.4. Ensure all organizational LMR requirements are analyzed and evaluated using anappropriate PWCS Decision Matrix, such as Attachment 2. (T-2)3.8.5. Prior to procuring new spectrum-dependent systems, coordinate with host ISM inobtaining frequency assignments. (T-2)3.8.6. Coordinate new and recurring Radio Frequency Authorization (RFA) requestswith ISM in accordance with AFI 17-220. (T-2)3.8.7. Coordinate all third party requests and/or mutual aid agreements for temporary orpermanent unit frequency or talk-group access with the ISM and the using unit PEC.Ensure Memorandum For Record (MFR) is obtained and kept on file. (T-3)3.8.8. Develop LMR Life Cycle Support Plan (LCSP). See Attachment 10. (T-2)3.8.9. Maintain reportable PWCS asset accountability according to ECO guidance in AFI17-111. (T-2)3.8.10. Cross-feed surplus reportable PWCS equipment lists and requests for equipmentassistance to unit PECs and the AFECO. (T-3)18.104.22.168. Unserviceable and outdated items should not be identified as surplus in thiscontext and should be processed through Defense Reutilization and MarketingService for disposal.3.8.11. Unless otherwise designated by the base commander, manage Base LMR callsigns IAW AFI 10-701, Operations Security (OPSEC) and the following (T-2):22.214.171.124. Use English dictionary words as the basic call sign, with a single- or twodigit numeric suffix.126.96.36.199. Use voice call signs to identify military aircraft, organizations, activities,bases, units, operational facilities, staff personnel, and geographic locations.188.8.131.52. Use changing call signs on clear voice circuits to the maximum extentpracticable to enhance operational security (OPSEC).
10AFI17-210 26 MAY 20184.108.40.206. Use changing call signs for classified operations and missions; duringexercises and contingency operations; while conducting research and developmenttesting, and when evaluating programs.220.127.116.11. Call signs will not contain any of the following:18.104.22.168.1. Air Force.22.214.171.124.2. Part of a unit or MAJCOM name.126.96.36.199. Ensure OPSEC is considered before requesting static call sign assignments.188.8.131.52. Submit requests for call signs only to meet mission requirements.184.108.40.206. Do not use or request personalized call signs. Call signs are assigned tomeet mission needs only.220.127.116.11. Maintain and annually validate units’ call sign validation letters.3.8.12. Train unit PECs, provide refresher training annually and documents training inapplicable AIS. (T-3). Initial training should occur as soon as possible but not later than60 days after unit PEC has been assigned. See Attachment 5 to conduct unit PECtraining. (T-3)3.8.13. Brief unit PECs annually on the monitoring consent requirements outlined in AFI10-712, Cyberspace Defense Analysis (CDA) Operations and Notice and ConsentProcess. Document training in applicable AIS. (spreadsheet, MFR, etc.). (T-2)3.8.14. Ensure current Memorandum of Agreements are on file prior to: (T-2)18.104.22.168. Allowing outside state or local agencies to utilize USAF LMR systems.22.214.171.124. Utilizing a state or local LMR system.Note: In crisis situations, interfacing with or using other LMR systems, except those controlledby federal agencies, is governed by the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for FederalRadio Frequency Management published by the NTIA.3.8.15. Perform annual assessment of all reportable base-level (host, tenant, and directreporting units) PWCS equipment and EC programs. (T-2). Assessment areas include:126.96.36.199. Appointment of Unit PWCS Manager.188.8.131.52. Inventory (Signed by Commander or Director)184.108.40.206. Documented Completion of Annual Training.220.127.116.11. LMR Call Signs.18.104.22.168. Telecommunications Monitoring and Assessment Program (TMAP).22.214.171.124. Training Materials.3.8.16. Maintenance and Service. (T-2)126.96.36.199. Performs annual reconciliation of LMR maintenance and service contractsat least 30-60 days prior to contract/option award date, if applicable. Providesreconciliation report to MAJCOM for contracts maintained at their level.
AFI17-210 26 MAY 2016188.8.131.52. Conducts a review of mission requirements, cost of tools, test and supportequipment, repair parts stock, facilities, training, and personnel prior to establishingan organic maintenance capability.184.108.40.206. Performs limited maintenance on PWCS devices when such actions arebeneficial to the Air Force and not specifically prohibited under the terms of anexisting maintenance contract.3.8.17. Asset Demilitarization. (T-2).220.127.116.11. Ensures complete demilitarization of all reportable PWCS devices beforeturn-in to base supply for disposal in the following manner:18.104.22.168.1. Remove unit designations, call signs, operational procedures, codes,controlled cryptographic item (CCI) devices, frequency crystals, and otherinformation that might compromise military operations. Reset frequencies andcodes to default or generic settings in programmable radios.22.214.171.124.2. Ensures all storage media are sanitized according to AFMAN 171301, Computer Security (COMPUSEC).126.96.36.199.3. Insert following statement, signed by the PWCS ECO, on applicablesupply condition tag “Per DoD Manual 4160.21-M-1, I certify thatdemilitarization has been accomplished.”Note: Excess channel elements or other parts may be retained for future use or turnedin according to AFMAN 23-110, Volume 2, Part 13, Standard Base Supply Customer’sProcedures.3.8.18. Asset Procurement. (T-2).188.8.131.52. Coordinates with AFECO (38 CYRS/SCM) prior to asset acquisition. (T-3)184.108.40.206. Provides technical solutions for PWCS functional requirements utilizingWOMS/CIPS process.220.127.116.11.1. Ensures proposed solutions are in accordance with T.O. 00-33D-3003;AFI 17-220; AFMAN 17-1302, Communications Security (COMSEC)Operations; AFMAN 33-203, Volume 3, Emission Security CountermeasuresReviews; DFARS 217.70, Exchange of Personal Property; DoDI 4650.01, Policyfor Management and Use of the Electromagnetic Spectrum; and DoDD 8100.02.3.8.18.3. ECO will not approve an organization to purchase, obtain reportable PWCSequipment, or request work order maintenance of reportable assets without a currentinventory. (T-2).18.104.22.168. Coordinates proposed technical solution with ISM.22.214.171.124.1. Ensures NTIA Spectrum Management Office (SMO) (within theUS&P), or host nation spectrum management authority has approved the devicefor use within intended area of operation before acquiring any LMR equipment.(T-3)
12AFI17-210 26 MAY 20126.96.36.199.2. Obtains frequency licenses from the ISM prior to deploymentaccounting for lead-time constraints (90 days US&P, 90 days or more dependingon geographic Combatant Command (COCOM) policy).Note: LMR requirements identified for locations outside the US&P have to follow AFI 17-220and Combatant Commander guidance to ensure host nation coordination is accomplished.188.8.131.52.3. Processes a formal application for authorization to migrate to aTrunked LMR (TLMR) system through the MAJCOM SMO and the AF SMO(AFSMO). Either the NTIA SMO (within the US&P), or the host nation spectrummanagement authority must approve the application before acquiring any TLMRequipment.3.9. Using Organizations. (T-3)3
Oct 11, 2016 · 184.108.40.206. Answers requests for inter-command and inter-service special communications support. (T-3) 220.127.116.11. Monitors HFGCS system network performance. 18.104.22.168. Accompanies MAJCOM HF managers on staff visits to evaluate operations, equipment use, and system