U.S.

November 26, 2013

AF launches new doctrine website

Phil Berube
42nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. –  — The Air Force’s center for doctrine development has made it easier to access the service’s fundamental documents and has the potential to cut the time it takes to publish updates to the documents from years to months or even weeks.

Officials at the Curtis E. LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education culminated a yearlong restructuring effort last month on how doctrine is written and presented by formally launching their new doctrine database website at https://doctrine.af.mil.

Writing for his “Chief of Staff of the Air Force Perspective” on the website, Gen. Mark Welsh III reminds Airmen that doctrine is not stagnant, and he encourages them “to dive into the website to learn from the legends that came before us as well as today’s Airmen. Take full advantage of this new tool as we continue to build upon our doctrinal foundation for future Airmen and provide unbeatable airpower for America.”

The online database is organized into five core volumes and 29 supporting annexes with more than 900 doctrine topic modules, or DTMs, each of which focuses on a single concept within the alignment of their respective annexes. The five core volumes are Basic Doctrine, Leadership, Command, Operations, and Support.

The annexes are derived from current approved Air Force doctrine documents, or AFDD, and retain the corresponding joint publication numbering convention. Each DTM covers a discrete doctrine topic and can be revised when appropriate, rather than revising full volumes and annexes, thus allowing for more timely and focused revisions. The focus is on revising topics, not publications.

Before the restructure, doctrine was posted on the Air Force’s e-Publishing website in 32 singularly focused AFDDs that amassed more than 2,600 pages. Any revisions or updates normally took years before making it to the pages on the site.

“Using a database over publications vastly improves consistency of language and content in doctrine as well as the timeliness of updates,” said Maj. Gen. Walter Givhan, LeMay Center commander.

“Additionally, the database has a ‘Wiki-like’ feel to it, which we anticipate will increase its appeal and utility, especially among our younger Airmen.”

The new site includes a “frequently asked questions” section, the latest Doctrine Updates and Doctrine Advisories, an introduction to doctrine for “newcomers,” a keyword search tool, links to sister-service doctrine sites and other functions not available on the Air Force e-Publishing site.

For more on the LeMay Center, visit www.au.af.mil.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
(U.S. Air Force Photo by 2nd Lt. Lacey Roberts)

Arizona Airmen memorialize fallen Iraqi fighter pilot

Members of the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing honored the life and memory of Iraqi Air Force Brig. Gen. Rasid Mohammed Sideeq Hasan during a memorial service here July 7. Hasan died June 24 after his F-16 Fighting Fa...
 
 

Deployed A-10s take to the skies

(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano) An aircraft maintainer assigned to the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron inspects the oil levels of an A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft engine during a theater security package deployment to Lask Air Base, Poland, July 13. The U.S. and Polish air forces will conduct training aimed at...
 
 

Airmen leverage TFI concept

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Thirty-eight service members, including individuals from the 944th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal section, participated in a Battlefield Forensics training course here at the end of June. Together, Senior Master Sgt. Stephen Hunter, 944th Civil Engineer Squadron EOD program manager and Joshua Nason, General Dynamics Information Technology ...
 

 

Celebration and education; Equal Opportunity

  In 1948, Ester Blake became the first enlisted female in the U.S. Air Force, pictures were still black and white, and families gathered around radios for the evening news. Since then, the U.S. Air Force has gone through many changes. The Davis-Monthan Equal Opportunity office specializes in making sure that everyone is treated equally...
 
 
DoD

Final rule puts more teeth into Military Lending Act

  WASHINGTON – The Defense Department today closed loopholes to protect U.S. men and women in uniform from predatory lending practices, President Barack Obama said this morning at the 116th Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The heightened level of financial and consumer-rights protection against unscrupulous practices, called the final rule of...
 
 

AF continues to work with DOD, OPM on cybersecurity incident

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force maintains its commitment to protect personal information from cyber threats by continuing efforts with the Defense Department and the Office of Personnel Management to assist those impacted by the recent cyber incident involving federal background investigation data. OPM and an interagency response team, including investigators from the FBI and...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>