AIR FORCE - AFTTP 3-42.69
SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES IRREGULAR WARFARE/MEDICAL STABILITY OPERATIONS
|Publication Date:||4 November 2013|
SO 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. Whether operating from a main operating base (MOB), intermediate staging base (ISB), forward staging base (FSB), forward operating base (FOB), fire base (FB) or a combat outpost (COP), or locations with Partner Nations (PN) request; AFSOC has established operational medical capability to IW/MSO. IW/MSO is a key component of the AFSOC medical mission. Three unit type codes (UTCs) have been developed specifically for that purpose: FFQE2, FFQET and FFQEW. The primary mission of the Medical SOF Irregular (IW)/Medical Stability Operations (MSO) Team (FFQE2) and SOF IW/MSO Medical Augmentation Team (FFQET) is to conduct healthcare and medical engagements in support of IW/MSO through providing their medical skills and training primarily to PN militaries, but at times to select civilians or civilian agencies as the mission requires, in permissive and semi-permissive environments, enhancing the PN medical capabilities and supporting public health/preventive medicine and agriculture based programs in the public health sectors, IAW Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 6000.16, Military Health Support for Stability Operations. Personnel assigned to these UTCs will receive UTC specific training and have UTC specific equipment sets.