AIR FORCE - AFTTP 3-42.63
SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES AEROSPACE AND OPERATIONAL PHYSIOLOGY
|Publication Date:||8 February 2012|
Special operations missions are conducted by specially organized, trained and equipped military forces to achieve military, political, economic or psychological objectives by unconventional means in hostile, denied, or politically sensitive areas. The primary mission of the SOF Aerospace and Operational Physiology Team (AOPT) is to provide in-flight physiological support IAW AFI 11-409, High Altitude Airdrop Mission Support Program, to aircrews performing unpressurized airdrop operations at 20,000 feet mean sea level (MSL) and above, employment and operation of the EEHS and performing human performance (HP) enhancement and sustainment threat assessments and recommendations. These airdrops could be, but are not limited to: DoD Special Operations High Altitude Low Opening (HALO)/High Altitude High Opening (HAHO) personnel and equipment drops, Military Information Support Operations (MISO-formally PsyOps), equipment testing and research operations, and humanitarian aid operations.
The Air Force Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (AFTTP) 3-42 series of publications is the primary reference for medical combat support capability. This document, AFTTP 3-42.63, provides tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP) for Special Operations Forces (SOF) Aerospace and Operational Physiology. Ensure that all records created as a result of processes prescribed in this publication are maintained in accordance with AFMAN 33-363, Management of Records, and disposed of in accordance with the Air Force Records Disposition Schedule (RDS) located at https://www.my.af.mi