AIR FORCE - AFMAN 13-212 VOL 1
RANGE PLANNING AND OPERATIONS
|22 June 2018
This manual applies to all Air Force-operated air and ground ranges listed in Attachment 2. These ranges are part of the Air Force's Operational Training Infrastructure. Space-launch activities are not covered by this manual. Small arms training ranges are addressed in AFI 36-2654, Combat Arms Program, and are not covered by this manual. Air Force-operated air and ground ranges outside of the United States will comply with the provisions of all applicable international agreements, this manual, Department of Defense Directive (DoDD) 4715.12, Environmental and Explosives Safety Management on Operational Ranges Outside the United States, DoDI 4715.22, Environmental Management Policy for Contingency Locations, and AFI 32-7091, Environmental Management Outside the United States. (T-0).
Attachment 2 is intended to be the definitive list of ranges covered by this manual. Air Force organizations conducting range activities, as defined in Title 10 of United States Code (U.S.C.) Section (§) 101(e)(2), at locations other than those listed in Attachment 2 must contact the Publication Office of Primary Responsibility (through the parent Major Command [MAJCOM]) for a coverage review unless one or more of the criteria listed in the following subparagraphs are met: (T-1).
The activity is specifically excluded in paragraph 1.2.1.
The activity is conducted at an operational range operated by another military service, federal agency, or a host nation, IAW the rules and procedures established by the organization operating the range. Note: while this AFI only applies to Air Force-operated ranges, ranges operated by non-Air Force entities that are located on Air Force real property (e.g., test sites located on an Air Force installation) shall comply with applicable portions of this manual via a host-tenant agreement to ensure safety and stewardship of Air Force property. IAW AFI 32-9003, Granting Temporary Use of Air Force Real Property, when the Air Force grants the right of exclusive or non-exclusive use of Air Force real property to a non-Federal agency a license is required; when granted to another Federal agency a permit is required.
The activity requires airspace only (no land or water surface component), and is conducted IAW Air Force, Department of Defense (DoD), and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) or applicable host nation airspace regulations.
The activity consists of training involving drop zones and/or landing zones, and is conducted IAW AFI 13-217, Drop Zone and Landing Zone Operations.
The activity consists of training conducted off federal real property. Refer to DoDI 1322.28, Realistic Military Training (RMT) Off Federal Real Property, for requirements and procedures for this type of activity.
If the coverage review determines the activity is within the scope and intent of this manual, the AFI will apply and Attachment 2 will be updated accordingly.