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105.1 Explain the following terms associated with the Squadron Training cycle:

1. Inter-Deployment Training Cycle (IDTC)- information needed by squadrons to help prepare their IDTC training plan is published in the COMPATWINGSPAC/COMPATWINGSLANT Long Range Training Plans. Details required in the squadron IDTC plan are contained in Annex A. No later than 45 days after return from deployment, each squadron shall submit an IDTC training plan to the numbered Wing for review, comment, recommendation and mutual adjustment, as necessary. Based on this training plan, the Wing Commander shall provide the necessary assets and management assistance to enable the full realization of estabilished objectives. Any resource shortfalls anticipated should be identified to the Wing Training Officer and outlined in the IDTC plan. Squadrons should attain a personnel readiness level of C2, as a minimum, 90 days prior to deployment. Squadrons that anticipate being unable to achieve this level of personnel readiness shall initiate a message to their respective Wing and CPWP/CPWL (as applicable) detailing current manning, manning projections for start of deployment and any projucted shortfalls during deployment. This message shall also include current initiatives to resolve manning deficiencies and required assistance. Certain training milestones must be established at the time of plan submission in order to ensure that the squadron maintains an acceptable level of readiness progression and attains the highest possible preparedness for the next scheduled deployment.

2. Operational Readiness Evaluation (ORE)- the purpose of an ORE is to evaluate the capability of a squadron to perform ROC assigned operational missions and tacks as set forth in existing Operational Orders (OPORDs). The ORE provides a final measure and validation of the effectiveness of the wing and squadron's long range training and employment plan before squadron deploys.

3. Tactical Proficiency Course (TPC)- the goal of TPC is to enhance combat aircrew performance over the broad spectrum of MPA mission areas. This course emphasizes crew coordination, tactical awareness and inflight standardization which supplements squadron positional training through an ASW medium. The ASW mission provides a single medium to practice all aspects of crew coordination.

4. Maintenance Training Improvement Program (MTIP)- training through NAMTRA's and FREST schools. Purpose is to recognize training deficiencies and focus training efforts for maintenance personnel.

5. AW Training Improvement Program (AWTIP)- provides a recurring measure of effectiveness for those post-pipeline training programs that are available to the AW. The program is designed to accurately measure and monitor AW training program effectiveness and streamline overall program efficiency. AWTIP assessments will address on-station skill requirements with an emphasis on logical decision-making through situational-based problems which an operator could reasonably be expected to encounter on-station. Written and practical assessment examinations should be scheduled twice each IDTC. Results of the assessments will be forwarded directly to the squadron AW Division to identify training deficiencies and focus training efforts.

6. Aircrew Coordination Training (ACT)- There are seven behavior skills discussed during this training, and they are:

Decision making
Mission analysis
Situational awareness

7. Weapon Systems Trainer (WST)- WST training periods are made available to each squadron on a regular basis. WST scenarios designed for the pre-qualification events shall be periodically reviewed and certified by the numbered Wing's WST team. WST mission and post-flight record requirements (with respect to logs, data extraction tape, replay, etc.) shall be maintained as if the mission was flown in an aircraft. The WST is formed when a 2F87 and 2F140 are operated in a coupled mode allowing a cockpit crew to participate in the tactical exercise while engaged in simulated flight.

105.2 Define the difference between crew qual and crew currency.

CREWQUAL events are designed to demonstrate the ability of the critical crewmembers to coordinate their efforts in order to effectively employ the P-3 as a weapons system. For a CREWQUAL to be awarded, the following conditions must be met:

  1. All P-3 Training Matrix required crewmember positions for a specific CREWQUAL event must be occupied, in accordance with the current crew list.

  2. Individual on-station effectiveness (OSE) grades must be at least 85% for required crewmember.

Loss of currency in a particular CREWQUAL results in the loss of the associated P-3 Training Matrix readiness points. Such currency is lost if any of the following occurs:

  1. The CREWQUAL crew reaches the P-3 Training Matrix defined periodicity expiration date without requalification. Expiration is determined relative to the last day of the month that the qualification was conducted.

  2. More than two required crewmembers, as defined in the P-3 Training Matrix, who participated in the appropriate crew position when the CREWQUAL was awarded, have left the crew in accordance with the current crew list. The only exception to this is if the new crewmember is a fleet-up from within the crew (i.e., PPP to PPC, PPNC to PPTC, or SS2 to SS1). In such a case, the new TACNUC member does not count as a change to the required crewmembers.

105.3 Explain the purpose of the Squadron Planning Board For Training (PBFT).

The purpose is to coordinate planning amoung all departments. The plan must be based on aircraft availability and known operational and training commitments.

105.4 State the highest and lowest levels of readiness.

  1. Overall Level (T-4)

2. Overall Level (T-3)

3. Overall Level (T-2)

4. Overall Level (T-1)