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Self Ruling and Geographically seperated
Nations Soverign and Unique
International political functions are not regulated or ethical is called
Decentralized Anarchy
Internation political functions are not regulated or ethical is:
Decentralized Anarchy
Paving the way for approximately 3,000 enlisted Aviators, who was the first entisted pilot?
SGT Vernon Burge
According to Article V of the Code of Conduct, if you are captured, what information are you required to provide to the enemy?
Name, Rank, Service Number, and Date of Birth
Which institutions were founded for the purpose of awarding college credit for job training and advanced management training fro the enlisted corp?
USAF SNCO Academy and CCAF
What two medal of honor recipients received their honor posthumously?
SSGT Archibald Mathies and A1C William H Pitsenbarger
Which article within the Code of Conduct requires a captured Airman to try and escape?
Article III
What NCO received the Medal of Honor for throwing out a faulty phosphorus bomb over the skies of Koriyama, Japan?
SSGT Henry E Erwin
Exhibiting emotionla, moral, and intellectual qualities and behaviors best describes what?
Attribute of Professional Character
Professionalism is displyed by exhibiting what four special attributes?
Professional Status
Prefessional Methods
Professional Character
Professional Standards




Professional Status is:
Membership in a profession
What one thing sharply distinguishes the POA from other professions with regards to public orientation?
Unlimited Liability Clause
Those who view themselves as having at least some sense of duty towards the society in which they live is:
Public Service Orientation
The fighting of wars and the conduct of combat or other operations short of war is the principal function of:
the POA
What includes values, norms, and symbols that are accepted by the profession?
Distinct sub-culture
A profession is an occupation that strongly exhibits what characteristics?
A body of theory and specialized knowledge,
a service orientation,
a distinct sub-culture

What term best describes a nation that is self-ruling and geographically seperated?
Sovereign
Having a sense of duty towards society best describes that characteristic of a profession?
Public Service Orientation
What would sharply distinguish the POA from other professions?
Unlimited Liability Clause
Reducing resource dependency is a US foreign policy objective in which region?
Third World
Competing and cooperating economically is a US Foreign Policy objective in Europe. Name another objective:
Maintain the Balance of Power
Coordinating the development, deployment, and employment of forces best describes what type of strategy?
Military Strategy
Coordinating the development and use of national power instruments best describes what type of strategy?
Grand Strategy
What bugle call links us to our military heritage and signals the end of the duty day?
Retreat
What article within the Code of conduct requires captured Airmen to try to escape?
Article 3
Who served as a POW for nearly 6 years and was returned to the US in 1973?
COL Hank Fowler
What article states:"I will never surrender of my own free will"
Article II
Who received the MEdal of Honor for his heroic actions during a mission over Bremen, Germany?
TSGT Forrest L Vosier
What 2 Medal of Hone recipients received their honor post humously?
SSGT Archibaled Mathies
A1C William H Pitsenbarger
Who became the lowest ranking Airman in history to earn the Medal of Honor?
A1C John L. Levitow
Who received the Medal of Honor for throwing out a faulty phosphorus bomb over the skies of Koriyama, Japan?
SSGT Henry E Erwin
Who was the first enlisted Airman to receive the Medal of Honor?
SGT Maynard H Smith
Adopted during the civil war, this bugle call signals the end of life:
Taps
What bugle call signals the end of the duty day and links us to our military heritage?
Retreat
What bugle call is the longest and was adopted from the French and British?
Tatoo
What bugle call is played at funerals?
Taps
What bugle call signals lights out?
Tatoo
Having a sense of duty towards society best describes what characteristic of a profession?
Public Service Orientation
Acepted values, norms, and symbols are indicative if what characteristic of a profession?
Distinct sub-culture
What provides a framework for continuous profesional growth?
Enlisted Force Structure
The first NCOA on record opened in:
1950 Weisbaden Germany
What president signed executive order 9981 in 1948 to end segregation in the military?
Harry S Truman
When was the last all black unit disbanded?
1952
Who founded and served as the first Commander of Muroc Bombing Range?
MSGT Harley Fougleman
Who received the distinguish Flying Cross and the first human in US to eject from a P-61?
First Sergeant Lawrence Lambert
Who was the first woman in the Air Force..enlisting the first minute, first hour of the first day on 08 Jul 1948?
Ester Blake
Who was the firast female CMSGT?
Grace A Peterson
Who scored the first only two aerial ever from a B-52 during operation Linebacker II in Vietnam?
SSGT Samuel Turner
Who received the first AF Cross since Vietnam?
TSGT Timothy Wilkinson
Who was the first enlisted pilot?
SGT Vernon L Burge
Who was the first enlisted Army Aviatrex?
Ruth Law
Who was the first American to down five anemy aircraft in WWI?
PVT Fredrick Libby
Who was the firast black pilot to fly for the French Air Corps?
CPL Eugene Ballard
What article reminds us that we are responsible for our actions during captivity?
Article VI
What article requires an individual to take command if senior in rank?
Article IV
What code of conduct stipulates we must be prepared to give our life for the defense of our country?
Aricle I
According to Article V, if you are captured, what information are you required to give?
Name
Rank
Service Number
Date of Birth


28 Jan 1984, the Air Force Reserve began operating ____ at Hill AFB, UT.
F-16 Fighting Falcon
When did the AF Reserve Airlift Associates Units assist in the eevacuation of more thn 700 American and Foreign citizins from Grenada during civil turbelence?
23 Oct 1983
When were two Air Postal and Courier groups were mobilized during a federal postal workers strike?
24 Mar 1970
The Air Reserve Technician program was initiated when?
10 Jan 1958
When did the Armed Forces Reserve Act Standardize pay and training categories and established Ready, Standby, and Retired mobilization categories?
09 Jul 1952
The US Air Force was officially designated when?
14 Apr 1948
Who first organized the first National Guard Aviation Unit, the first Aero Co, NY National Guard?
CAPT Raynard Bowling
Who was awarded the MEdal of Honor posthumously for a low level attack againt the Plosti oil refineries?
LT COL Addison E Baker
The application of engineering and management principles, criteria, and techniques to protect nuclear weapons against the risks and threats inherent in their enviroments within the constraints of operational effectiveness, time, and cost throughout all ph
Nuclear Surety
The Nartional Defense Act of 1916 authorized the aviation section of the signal corps, a reserve corp of 2300 officers and men paving the way for what later became the Air Force reserve happened when?
03 Jun 1916
Name the individual to tscore the first of only two aerial kills ever from a B-52 during Operation Linebacker II in Vietnam.
SSGT Samuel Turner
Which institutions we founded for the purposes of awarding college credit for job training and advanced mamangement training for the enlisted corp?
SNCO Academy and CCAF
Paving the way for approximately 3,000 enlisted aviators, who was the first enlisted pilot?
SGT Vernon Burge
What is the only museum dedicated to the accomplishments of our enlisted corp?
Enlisted Heritage Hall
What automatically enlisted all able-bodied men between 18-45 into hometown armed service?
The Militia Act of 1792
What provided a permanent cadre of civilian technicians ready for instant mobilization?
ART Program
What established Ready, Standby, and Retired Reservisit categories?
Armed Forces Reserve Act
Who delivered the first Taliban and Al-Qaida detainees to Gitmo? When?
Volunteer C-141C Reserve Crew from Wright Pat 11 Jan 2002
More than 11,000 unit Reservist and IMS's were recalled on 20 Dec 2001 for:
Operation Enduring Freedom
A partial Mobilization was called by the President in Sep 2001 for:
Response to the Terrorists attack on NYC
Air FOrce Reserve Command Units provided airlift and port mortuary assistance in Oct 2000 for:
USS Cole in Yemen
Who was the first African-American woman to be Command Chief for a major command?
CMSGT Denise Adams on 15 Feb 2001
Reservists supported what operation (NATOs air campaign to halt ethnic fighting in Kosovo)
Operation Allied Force
Who was the first African-American to serve as a numbered AF Commander in the AF Reserve?
BRIGADIER GEN Joseph A McNeil
17 Jan 1995
Desert Shield/Storm mobilization reached its peak in ______ with almost 23,500 AF Reservisits on duty
Mar 1991
When did the Air Force Reserve enter the space program?
01 Jan 1993
Air Force Reserve Airlift Associates aircrews helped evacuate wounded Marines from Lebanon on:
24 Oct 1983
In the ANG, the function of intelligence surveillance/reconnaissance (ISR), command and control (C2), navigation and positioning, counter information, and weather services:
Information Superiority
IN the ANG, the function of counterland, countersea, special operations/combat search and rescue (CSAR)
Precision Engagement
IN the ANG, the function of Airlift and Air Refuling is:
Rapid Global Mobility
All enlisted Airmen provide ACS:
Agile Combat Support
The 13 day strategic chess match between the US and the Soviet Union resulted in:
Cuban Missle Crisis
the stand up of the Air Combat Command (ACC) signaled what?
The end of the cold war
Einstein sending a letter to the President, Manhatten project, little boy, and Fat Man are examples of:
Pre-Cold war history of Nuclear weapons
Soviets ended the US Nuclear Monoploy in :
1949
When was the first nuclear device detonated?
16 Jul 1945
Army Air Corp dropped "Little Boy" on Hiroshima on:
06 Aug 1945
Fat Man was dropped on Japan _______
09 Aug 1945
Name 2 types of Reserve Civil Engineer Units:
Red Horse
Prime Beef
Which Air Force Reserve special mission includes activities such as unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense and psychological operations?
Special Operations
What would not be categorized as a mission if the AF Reserve?
Weather Reconnaissance
What AF Reserve mission is responsible for providing intra/inter theatre air medical movements?
Aeromedical Evacuation Mission
What would not be categorized as a AF Reserve special mission?
Air Refueling
Mission directly supposrts worldwide aerial refuling and cargo hauling missions?
Air refueling
What impacts US Foreign Policy in the Middle East?
Regional Stability
The art and science of planning, orchestrating, and directing military campaigns within a theatre of operations to achieve national security objectives is
Operational Strategy
A plan os action is a _____
Strategy
Coordinating the developments, deployment, and employment of military forces is _______
Military Strategy
The art and science of coordinating the development and use of those instruments to achieve national security objectives is ________
Grand Strategy
What problems are impacting US Foreign policy in the Middle Est?
Regional Stability
Oil
Arab-Israeli Conflict

What US Foreign policy objective is most likely to deal effectively with the break up of the Soviet Union?
Maintain Balance of Power
Competeing and cooperating economically is a US foreign policy objective in Europe. Name another:
Maintain Balance of Power
What would not be a factor impacting US Foreign Policy objective in the Third World?
Access to oil
What is not a factor in the regional problems impacting US Foreign Policy
Arms Control
The beginning of fundamental change in the US Foreign Policy was during what conflict?
Vietnam
Virtually all enlisted Airmen provide this distinctive capability
Agile Combat Support
Protection of life, property, and preservation of peace, order, and pubic safety is _____
ANG State Roles
Who augments commands of the Active Air Force?
ANG Federal Roles
Firefighting, regional emergencies, and counter-drug operations is who's missions?
ANG State missions
In the ANG, the function of counterair, counterspace and spacelift is who?
Air and Space Superiority
In the ANG, strategic attack is a function of:
Global Attack
National will, perception, and capability are chracteristic of:
Deterrence Theory
"A state of mind brought about by the existence of a credible threat if unacceptable counteraction"
Deterrence
This originates in a policy and addresses broad objectives and the plans for achieving them and a plan of action, a matching of "means to ends"
Strategy
What is the last resort in military power?
Combat action
The role of Nuclear Weapons:
To deter an attack against the US and it's interests and should deterrence fail, to terminate the conflict as quickly as possible on terms favorable to the US
The role if the AF in Nuclear Deterrence is:
To provide a secure, safe, reliable, and ready forces in support of our national nuclear deterrence capability
What served as the foundation ofr extended deterrence during the cold war?
Threat of Retaliation
Political resolve to actually emply capability
National Will (Intent)
Our opponenets perception of our capabilities and our National Will is
Perception
What are the characteristics of deterrence theory?
Capability
Will
Perception



DIME
Diplomatic
In formation
Military
Economic


The prevention from action by fear of consequences is:
Deterrence Theory
What is the greatest problem impacitng US foreign policy in Asia?
Maintaining a security balance without war
The art and science of emplying forces on the battlefield to achieve national security objetives is what strategy?
Battlefield Strategy
Where is the security of sea lines of communication (SLOCs) a problem impacting US foreign policy?
Third World
What 2 elements (control elements)if combined, establish the framework through which absolute control of nuclear weapons is manitained at all times?
Command and Control (CS2)
What is the goal of the Personnel Reliability Program?
Allow only those who demostrate the highest dgree of individual reliability for allegiance, trustworthiness, conduct, behavior, and responsibility to perform duties associated with nuclear weapons.
What program ensures individual reliability, DoD psychological evaluation program, was instituted during the cold war?
Personnel Reliabilty Program (PRP)
What are 2 sub-categories of weapons system reliability?
Nuclear Weapon Delivery Systems
Nuclear Warhead Reliability
What are 4 positive safety measures in Nuclear Surety?
1-Prevent accidents, incidents, ir jettisoned weapons from producing nuclear yield
2-Prevent deliberate pre-arming, arming, launching, or releasing of nuclear weapons
3-prevent inadvertent pre-arming, arming, launching, or releasing of nuclear weapons
4-Ensure adequate security of nuclear weapons


Air Force Nuclear Weapons Surety program is AFI:
91-101
Nuclear Weapons System Safety program is DoD:
DoD Dir 3150.2
Who is responsible for the management and security of the nation's nuclear weapons, nuclear nonproliferation,and naval nuclear reator programs?
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Who provides safe and secure transportation of nuclear weapons and components, and special nuclear materials?
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Who repsonds to nuclear and radiological emergencies?
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
The statement, "How operations will be conducted, the plans for achieving national objectives, and nuclear deterrence makes uo the majority od US deterrence" best indicates the relationship between who?
Nuclear Deterrence and National Strategy & Policy
During her orientation briefing MSgt Abbot hers, "As specialists on WMD, our job is to discourage terrorists and rogue nations from attacking the US; however, should we fail in that duty, it is also our job to stop any conflict as quickly as possible unde
Role of Nuclear Weapons in Deterrence
In his breifing to the NCO Academy class, the Commandant said, "As NCO's, you must understand how your readiness impacts the AF's capability to wage war and how adversaries judge our leaders and out national powers." This best describes:
Deterrence Theory
Triad Elements consist of:
Non Nuclear and Nuclear
Active and Passive Defenses
Infrastructure

The decision to employ nuclear weapns requires the authority of:
The President
Combined, these two control elements establish the framework through which absolute control of nuclear weapons is manitained at all times:
Use of Control and COmmand
Weapon system design features, operational procedures, security and system safety rules, and active, passive or disablement systems are all associated with:
Use of Control
Requires certified personnel at all times who are knowledgable in the task being performed, are famaliar with safety and security requirements and are capable of detecing incorrect act or improper procedures is best described as:
Two person concept
DoD psychological eval program instituted during the cold war that assists organizational leaders in the selection and retention of only those personnel who are emotionally stable, physically capable and who have demonstrated reliability, and professional
Personnel Reliability Program
The probability without regard to countermeasures, that a nuclear weapon, subassembly, component, or other part will perform in accordance with it's design intent or requirements is best described as the definition of:
Weapons System Reliabilty
The application od engineering and management princliples criteria and techniques to protect nuclear weapns agains the risks and threats inherent in their enviroments within constraints of operational effectiveness, time, and cost throughout all phases of
Nuclear Weapons Systems Safety
Deny authorized access to nuclear weapons prevent damage of sabotage to nuclear weapons, prevent loss of cutody, and prevent to the maximum extent possible radiological contaminiation caused by unauthorized acts is best described as the definition of:
Nuclear Weapons Security Standard
Five key componenets of Nuclear Surety:
Safety
Security
Reliability
Use of Control
Survivability





The material, personnel, and procedures that contribute tot he safety, security, reliability, and control of nuclear weapons thus assuring that no nuclear accidents, incidents, unauthoirized detonations or degradation in the performance occur best describ
Nuclear Surety
Mission essential assets, delivery system or platform, associated support systems, entire threat spectrum; conventional, electronic, nuclear, biological, chemical, terrorism, and sabotage best describes:
Survivability
Survivability measures that enhance it:
Avoidance
Defense
Deception
Hardening
Threat Effect Tolerance



Efforts by non-members of the NPT to secure, transport, and employ weapons of mass destruction:
Proliferation Activities
Weapons capable of a high order of destruction and used in such a manner as to destroy large numbers of people can be explosives, nuclear, biological, chemical, and radiological are:
Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
Efforts by memebers of the NPT to detect, secure, and dsipose of WMD:
Non-Proliferation activities
Term used to describe the spread of nuclear weapons, fissile material, and weapons related nuclear technology and information to nations which are not recognized as nuclear weapon states:
Nuclear Proliferation
Term used to desribe measures to limit and/or stop the spread of nuclear weapons, fissle material, and weapons related nuclear technology and information:
Nuclear Non-Proliferation
Intercept ballistic missiles, cruise missles, and strike aircraft is what defense?
Active Defense
Concelament, hardening, redundancy,warning, dispersal, mobility, and other measuers is what defense?
Passive Defense
Non-Nuclear strike capabilities:
Long range precision-guided conventional weapons and means of delivery
Offensive information operations
Nuclear strike capabilities include:
Strategic nuclear forces (SLBMs, ICBMs, Bombers)
Short range,nuclear-capable, strike aircraft
Nuclear armed cruise missiles, launched from attack subs

Taiwan incident included what being shipped?
10 MK12 forward sections being shipped
What became the norm after SAC was dismantled?
Devaluing
What report revealed a serios erosion of focu, expertise, mission readiness, resources and discipline within the nuclear enterprise?
Sec. of Defense Report
When did the US reduce it's nuclear stockpile and reduce the forces assigned to operate, maintain, and support nuclear capabilit?
After the Cold War
Iran enriching uranium to make its own fuel and N Korea refusing tie US's offer of proliferation safer reactors are examples of:
Regional Nuclear Security Issues
The statement, "Although the electricity generated from nuclear energy is cleana nd results in a relatively small amount of waste, there are concerns over the potential use of the waste produced" best describes:
Polictical considerations associated with regional security issues
The statement, "has manufactured and exploded a nuclear weapon or other nuclear explosive device prior to 01 Jan 1967" best describes:
Nuclear Weapon State
The statement, "measure to limit and/or stop the spread of nuclear weapons, fissile material and weapons related nuclear technology and information" best describes:
Nuclear NonProliferation
The spread of nuclear weapons, fissile material and weapons-related nuclear technology and information best describes:
Nuclear Proliferation
What are 3 regional nuclear security issues:
Iran
North Korea
India-Pakistan

Nuclear fuel cycle front end process results in:
Weapons Grade Uranium
Nuclear fuel cycle backend process results in:
Input fuel decays into plutonium
What country was first to pledge not to exercise its right under the NPT to enrich uranium:

Unite Arab Emirates (UAE)
How many countries have signed the NPT?
189
What constitutes a nuclear weapon state?
One that has manufactured and exploded a nuclear weapon or other nuclear explosive device prior to 01 Jan 1967
What are the 5 recognized nuclear weapon states:
US
China
France
Russia
Unite Kingdom



Deep underground structure of reinforced concrete and steel, blast and pressure protected, hardened capsule, contains equipment and personnel to handle 50 missiles:
Launch Control Center (inner)
Includes electronic monitoring and controls, storage vaults built into floor of protective aircraft shelter (PAS), vault holds up to 4 nuclear weapons, stg under aircraft:
WS3 (Weapons and storage and security system)
Any aircrew, aircraft, flightline. or other function that provides peacetime support of logistical airlift for nuclear weapons, required specialty trained C-130 and C-17 crew:
PNAF )Prime Nuclear Airlift Forces)
Heavily secured areas within base perimeter, storage structures are called igloos, sic above ground and one underground:
Weapons Storage Area (WSA)
Oversight of the nuclear mission:
Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) 2009
Air Force Global Strike Command includes 2 numbered Air Forces:
20th-Warren AFB (ICBMs)
8th-Barksdale AFB (strategic bombers)
ICBMs contribute:
Deterrence
Provide stability in a crisis


Following established procedures, holding people accountable, focusing on expertise,mission readiness and discipline best summarizes:
Lessons learned form the recent nuclear weapons related incidents
The shipment of classified components to Taiwan and the unauthorized transport of nuclear weapons from Minot to Barksdale are best described as:
Failed Leadership
A bse initiated shipping transaction plus improper documentation, mislabeling and failure to accomplish proper notification best summarizes mistakes that lead to inadvertant shipment of:
MK12 forward sections to Taiwan
The dismantling of SAC, diversion of critical resources and little or no emphasis on training and discipline best summarizes:
The devaluing of the nuclear mission
A serious erosion focus, expertise, mission readiness, resources, and discipline within the nuclear enterprise resulted in:
Inadvertent shipment of ICBM components to Taiwan in 2006
A reduction in teh nuclear stockpile and forces assigned to operate, manitain, and support nuclear capability coupled with the ongoing challenge of achieving a focused and dedicated workforce best describes:
Events after the cold war that affected the AF Nuclear Enterprise
What are the watch words of SNCO's?
Compliance and accountability
Minot incident included ___ nuclear weapons frown form Minot to Barksdale.
Six
What lessons were learned from the Minot incident:
Classified nuclear related items left US control and left undiscovered
Possible perception of US violating nuclear non-proliferation agreements
Series of errors at the excution level

Vertical cylindrical container protected by blast door on top and multiple missile fields best describes:
Missle Silos
Underground structure blast and pressure protected, capable of launching 50 missles best descibes:
Missle Launch Control Facilities
Functions that provides peacetime support of logistical airlift for nuclear weapons and requires specially trained aircrews best describes:
Prime Nuclear Airlift Forces
Electronic monitoring and controls, storage vaults built into the floor, reduced need for convoys and eleminates exposure best describes:
Weapons Storage Areas
Heavily secured areas within base perimeter, six above ground and one underground and igloos best describes:
Weapons Storage Areas
WSA, PNAF, and WS3 are best described as:
Nuclear Mission Areas
Responsive to national leadership continously on alert, and deployed to widely dispersed locations best describes:
20th AF ICBMs
AF global strike command stood up in ____and is located______.
2009
Barksdale AFB
What are the five nuclear mission areas?
WSA
PNAF
WS3
LCC
Missle Silos



Heavily secured, where nuclear weapons are stored and manitained is:
WSA
What provides peacetime logistical airlift for nuclear weapons?
PNAF
Electronic monitoring and controls with weapons storage vaults in protective aircraft shelters:
WS3
Lies beneath a missle alert facility and houses the missile launch crew:
LCC
Inderground, vertical cylindorical containers for teh storage and launching of ICBMs:
Missile Silos
People, organizations, processes, procedures and systems are best described:
Components of the nuclear enterprise
Hardened and protected by "blast door" on top:
Missle Silo
Cylindrical with hemispherical ends and walls 4.5ft thick, 2 person crew:
Launch Control Center

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