This instruction implements Air Force Policy Directive (AFPD) 21-1, Managing Aerospace Equipment Maintenance. This Air Force Instruction (AFI) in conjunction with AFPD 21-1 establishes procedures for maintaining land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM). It applies to Headquarters Air Force Space Command (AFSPACECOM), Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), and subordinate ICBM units. Users should send comments and suggested improvements on AF Form 847, Recommendation for Change of Publication, through channels, to HQ USAF/ LGMW, 1030 Air Force Pentagon, Washington DC 20330-1030. This instruction may be supplemented at any organizational level. Major commands (MAJCOM) will send one copy of each to the next higher headquarters. This instruction does not apply to the US Air Force Reserve or Air National Guard. Attachment 1 lists abbreviations, acronyms, and terms.


This issuance aligns with AFPD 21-1. It does not change responsibilities or authorities.

1. Air Force Space Command (AFSPACECOM) Responsibilities. Develop maintenance management guidance and procedures that allow ICBM units to achieve the highest levels of safety, surety, readiness, and maintenance productivity. HQ AFSPACECOM/LGM will:
1.1. Provide manpower and equipment authorizations; plan and program required facilities needed to execute maintenance production responsibilities.
1.2. Determine manpower requirements and distribute throughout the maintenance fleet in the best peacetime mix.
1.3. Advocate funding requirements necessary to support ICBM weapon systems.
1.4. Justify and request additional resources or negotiate for depot maintenance assistance to perform emergency workloads.
1.5. Coordinate with the System Program Director (SPD) to determine depot supportability requirements and develop maintenance concept for all equipment.
1.6. Ensure all maintenance personnel practice proper maintenance, supply, safety, and security discipline.
1.7. Help units resolve support problems beyond their capability.
1.8. Monitor and analyze weapon system effectiveness, determine causes of equipment deficiencies and provide necessary information to the SPD for problem resolution.
1.9. Project maintenance concept changes in sufficient time to program required support resources including technical data, support equipment, training, and spare levels.
1.10. Project maintenance requirements into integrated logistics support planning process for new programs and equipment. Identify maintenance requirements consistent with operational profiles for systems and equipment.
1.11. Standardize policies and procedures without imposing needless restraints on the maintenance production effort.
1.12. Establish effective occupational safety, health, and environmental compliance programs.
1.13. Standardize vehicle requirements and coordinate vehicle buys to purchase proper vehicles.
1.14. Maintain a listing of maintenance activity facility requirements by subordinate unit. The listing indicates the requirement, the funding program (O&M, P341, MCP), and the base priority.
1.15. Rank order maintenance activity facility requirements through active participation in the MAJCOM preparation process.

Supersedes AFR 66-1, 21 April 1983 and Certified by: HQ USAF/LGMW (Col David A. Fontana)
AFR 66-2, 7 October 1966. Pages: 4/Distribution: F
OPR: HQ USAF/LGMW (Lt Col Harry J. DeVault)

1.16. Review project programming documents. Actively participate in design reviews to accurately define, fully justify, and effectively satisfy requirements.
1.17. Direct each unit develop a comprehensive, long-range maintenance complex communications plan.
1.18. Standardize the organizational structure of the maintenance complex along functional lines.
1.19. Establish maintenance workforce work-hour and rest period policy.
1.20. Adhere to the resources protection, physical security, information security, and industrial safety programs.
1.21. Determine specific policies, organization responsibilities, and procedures to control maintenance.
1.22. Establish the planning cycle and specify various plan contents to ensure proper and effective use of maintenance resources.
1.23. Develop a quality assurance (QA) program to effectively assess the unit's ability to accomplish the mission.
1.24. Establish policies and procedures which focus QA efforts on specific known or suspected problem areas.
1.25. Outline specific tasks performed by the analysis function.
1.26. Develop and standardize training management policies and procedures.
1.27. Assist MAJCOM Manpower Office in determining element names, numbers, composition, and responsibilities (subject to HQ USAF approval). Standardize elements to the section level.
1.28. Designate and task certify technicians performing nuclear weapons loading, maintenance, explosive ordnance disposal nuclear render safe procedures, and those involved in handling, storing, or logistics movement of nuclear weapons.
1.29. Specify tasks which require technician certification.
1.30. Retain possession of a Category "A" facility with depot technical activity on site.
1.31. Responsible for the safety of all on-site activities in a Category "A" configuration, except depot technical activity.

2. Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) Responsibilities. AFMC provides infrastructure resource support in accordance with AFMCP 800-60 to the single manager for Silo-based ICBM weapon systems in order to meet sustainment and readiness requirements. AFMC will:
2.1. Determine the Center of Excellence best suited to support the user (SPACECOM) during pre Milestone I activities.
2.2. At Milestone I, assign program management responsibility to a single manager for total program support. Program support will comply with Department
of Defense (DoD) Directive 5000.1, Defense Acquisition, February 23, 1991, DoD Instruction 5000.2, Defense Acquisition Management Policies and Procedures, February 23, 1991, with Change 1, and AFMC Pamphlet 800-60.
2.2.1. The single manager ensures safe and efficient conduct of technical activity performed on-site beyond the scope of the using command. The single manager will:

3. Numbered Air Force (20th Air Force) Responsibilities. Commander Task Force Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (CTF-ICBM) will exercise OPCON of the ICBM force on alert for USCINCSTRAT. The numbered Air Force manages the day-to-day alert force USSTRATCOM. The numbered Air Force (20 AF) will:
4. Missile Wing Responsibilities. Ensure activities aim toward and support the Single Integrated Operational Plan or assigned mission, i.e., deactivation or conversion and the follow-on test and evaluation program. Follow maintenance management policy and procedures to achieve the most efficient use of manpower and fiscal resources, safety, surety, readiness, and maintenance productivity. The Maintenance/Logistics Group Commander will:
4.1. Ensure a safe, timely response to discrepancies at missile sites, missile alert facilities, and support facilities, placing extra emphasis towards clearing non-mission capable and partial-mission-capable discrepancies.
4.2. Direct maintenance production efforts.
4.3. Coordinate with appropriate agencies to ensure accomplishment of the maintenance mission.
4.4. Determine maintenance priorities and schedule expenditures of resources in support of the maintenance priority system.
4.5. Employ technical engineering staff to troubleshoot and resolve weapon system malfunctions beyond the routine scope of technical data. Coordinate missile potential hazard situations and technical data waivers with numbered air force (20 AF).
4.6. Manage the weapon system oriented supply system.
4.7. Conduct management of data automation activities, maintenance documentation, and maintenance analysis.
4.8. Manage manpower, mission support equipment, facilities, financial management, and long-range plans for all maintenance activities.
4.9. Conduct, schedule, monitor, and control a viable maintenance community training program.
4.10. Maintain local ICBM maintenance training facilities.
4.11. Appraise maintenance effectiveness by inspecting personnel, procedures, facilities, equipment, technical data, and managerial directives.
4.12. Manage the unit ICBM maintenance technical order system.
4.13. Manage an effective and viable environmental compliance program.


1 Attachment
Glossary of Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Terms


Section A--Abbreviations and Acronyms

Abbreviations and
Acronyms Definitions

AFI Air Force Instruction
AFMC Air Force Materiel Command
AFPD Air Force Policy Directive
AFSPACECOM Air Force Space Command
DoD Department of Defense
ICBM Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
MAJCOM Major Command
QA Quality Assurance
SPD System Program Director

Section B--Terms

Category "A"--A situation where weapon system maintenance activity by any agency or command other than the using command takes place, and the system remains near or in an alert posture. In such a case, the using command retains possession of the system and allows other agencies or commands access to accomplish the required work.
Category "B"--A situation where weapon system maintenance activity by an agency or command other than the using command takes place, and the nature or magnitude of the project is such that missile and reentry systems removal is required. The facility and remaining system are in custody of the single manager command to accomplish the required work.