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  • 1. 

    During military planning, the strategic level is

    • A.

      The only level of the military echelon that uses strategy planning.

    • B.

      The lowest level of decision making when planning for contingencies.

    • C.

      The highest level of decision making when planning for contingencies.

    • D.

      The second largest group of military strategists within the war planning echelon.

    Correct Answer
    C. The highest level of decision making when planning for contingencies.
    Explanation
    The strategic level in military planning refers to the highest level of decision making. At this level, military leaders develop strategic plans and make important decisions regarding the overall direction and objectives of military operations. They consider various contingencies and develop strategies to address them. This level is responsible for setting the overall goals and priorities and allocating resources accordingly. The strategic level is crucial for effective military planning as it ensures that decisions are made in a comprehensive and coordinated manner to achieve the desired outcomes.

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  • 2. 

    Joint operations planning is primarily the responsibility of the

    • A.

      Commander in chief (CINC).

    • B.

      Deployed forces commander.

    • C.

      Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).

    • D.

      Ranking group-level expeditionary commander.

    Correct Answer
    C. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).
    Explanation
    The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) is responsible for joint operations planning. This position is the highest-ranking military officer in the United States Armed Forces and serves as the principal military advisor to the President and the Secretary of Defense. The Chairman of the JCS coordinates and integrates the planning efforts of the different military services to ensure effective joint operations. They work closely with the combatant commanders and other military leaders to develop and execute military plans and strategies.

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  • 3. 

    Crisis action planning differs from deliberate planning in that it’s based on

    • A.

      Input from the staff weather officer (SWO).

    • B.

      The inputs of weather and intelligence personnel.

    • C.

      Current and past events, without regard to data sensitivity.

    • D.

      Current events and conducted in time-sensitive situations and emergencies.

    Correct Answer
    D. Current events and conducted in time-sensitive situations and emergencies.
    Explanation
    Crisis action planning is different from deliberate planning because it is conducted in time-sensitive situations and emergencies, focusing on current events. Unlike deliberate planning, which involves long-term and comprehensive analysis, crisis action planning requires immediate action and decision-making based on the current situation. It is crucial to respond quickly and effectively to address the urgent needs and challenges presented by the crisis at hand.

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  • 4. 

    For what does deliberate planning help to prepare?

    • A.

      All types of natural disasters that accurate forecasts can prevent.

    • B.

      The types of contingencies that are recognized as long term threats.

    • C.

      The most likely contingencies that may occur in the near term future.

    • D.

      Weather related products that could prevent lost operating hours during deployments.

    Correct Answer
    C. The most likely contingencies that may occur in the near term future.
    Explanation
    Deliberate planning helps to prepare for the most likely contingencies that may occur in the near term future. This means that by engaging in deliberate planning, individuals and organizations can anticipate and prepare for potential events or situations that are likely to happen in the near future. This allows them to develop strategies, allocate resources, and take necessary actions to mitigate risks and ensure preparedness for these contingencies.

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  • 5. 

    What type of planning is aimed at assembling and organizing national resources to support national objectives during a time of war or for operations other than war?

    • A.

      Deliberate Planning.

    • B.

      Mobilization Planning.

    • C.

      Crisis Action Planning.

    • D.

      Joint Operations Planning.

    Correct Answer
    B. Mobilization Planning.
    Explanation
    Mobilization planning is the type of planning aimed at assembling and organizing national resources to support national objectives during a time of war or for operations other than war. This planning involves the coordination and preparation of military forces, equipment, and supplies to ensure a timely and effective response. It includes activities such as recruiting, training, and equipping personnel, as well as developing logistics and communication systems. Mobilization planning is essential for ensuring the readiness and preparedness of a nation's resources to meet the demands of a conflict or crisis situation.

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  • 6. 

    Commanders use the joint intelligence preparation of the battlefield (JIPB) process to support all of the following except

    • A.

      Targeting.

    • B.

      Special operations.

    • C.

      Natural disaster relief.

    • D.

      Counter air operations.

    Correct Answer
    C. Natural disaster relief.
    Explanation
    The joint intelligence preparation of the battlefield (JIPB) process is a method used by commanders to gather and analyze intelligence in order to make informed decisions on the battlefield. It involves collecting information on enemy forces, terrain, weather, and other factors that may impact military operations. While JIPB is applicable to various military operations, such as targeting, special operations, and counter air operations, it is not typically used specifically for natural disaster relief efforts. In these situations, commanders may rely more on humanitarian aid and disaster response protocols rather than military intelligence gathering and analysis.

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  • 7. 

    To what level(s) does the joint intelligence preparation of the battlefield (JIPB) process apply?

    • A.

      Tactical.

    • B.

      Strategic and Operational.

    • C.

      Operational and Tactical.

    • D.

      Operational, Strategic, and Tactical.

    Correct Answer
    D. Operational, Strategic, and Tactical.
    Explanation
    The joint intelligence preparation of the battlefield (JIPB) process applies to all levels: operational, strategic, and tactical. This process involves collecting and analyzing intelligence to support decision-making and planning in military operations. It helps commanders and staff at all levels to understand the operational environment, identify potential threats and opportunities, and develop effective courses of action. By applying the JIPB process, military forces can enhance their situational awareness and make informed decisions across all levels of warfare.

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  • 8. 

    What is the last major step in the joint intelligence preparation of the battlefield (JIPB) process?

    • A.

      Define the battle space environment.

    • B.

      Describe the battle space effects.

    • C.

      Determine the adversary potential course of actions (COA).

    • D.

      Determine the current adversary situation.

    Correct Answer
    C. Determine the adversary potential course of actions (COA).
    Explanation
    The last major step in the joint intelligence preparation of the battlefield (JIPB) process is to determine the adversary potential course of actions (COA). This step involves analyzing the information gathered about the adversary's capabilities, intentions, and likely courses of action in order to anticipate their next moves and develop effective countermeasures. By understanding the potential actions the adversary may take, military planners can better prepare and respond to any threats or challenges they may face on the battlefield.

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  • 9. 

    What is targeting, with respect to the air tasking cycle?

    • A.

      Identifying those persons or objects needing removal.

    • B.

      The process of eliminating targets from controlled operational air space.

    • C.

      The process of engaging all unfriendly targets within the area of operations.

    • D.

      The process of selecting targets and measuring the results or response of the target selection.

    Correct Answer
    D. The process of selecting targets and measuring the results or response of the target selection.
    Explanation
    Targeting, with respect to the air tasking cycle, refers to the process of selecting targets and evaluating the outcomes or reactions resulting from the target selection. It involves identifying specific objectives or entities to be engaged or neutralized through various means such as airstrikes or other offensive actions. The purpose of targeting is to effectively utilize available resources and achieve desired outcomes by focusing on specific targets that contribute to the overall mission objectives. Measurement and assessment of the results or responses obtained from the target selection are crucial for refining future targeting efforts and improving overall operational effectiveness.

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  • 10. 

    Over what period of time does the Notational Air Tasking Cycle take place?

    • A.

      About 30 days.

    • B.

      30 to 72 hours.

    • C.

      One to two weeks.

    • D.

      Seven duty days.

    Correct Answer
    B. 30 to 72 hours.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 30 to 72 hours. The Notational Air Tasking Cycle is a process used by the military to plan and execute air operations. It involves the coordination and allocation of air assets to support mission objectives. This cycle typically takes place over a period of 30 to 72 hours, during which time the necessary planning, coordination, and execution of air operations are carried out.

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  • 11. 

    What must be completed before moving into Phase Three of the Notational Air Tasking Cycle?

    • A.

      Target development phase.

    • B.

      Target engagement phase.

    • C.

      Target recognition phase.

    • D.

      Target elimination phase.

    Correct Answer
    A. Target development phase.
    Explanation
    Before moving into Phase Three of the Notational Air Tasking Cycle, the target development phase must be completed. This phase involves identifying and analyzing potential targets, determining their importance and priority, and developing a plan for engaging them. It is a crucial step in the overall process as it sets the foundation for the subsequent phases of target engagement, recognition, and elimination. Without completing the target development phase, the subsequent phases cannot be effectively executed.

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  • 12. 

    Effects at the strategic level of war include

    • A.

      Destruction of all enemy assets.

    • B.

      Control of all weather reporting sites.

    • C.

      Infiltration of the enemy’s intelligence branch.

    • D.

      Destruction or disruption of the enemy’s center of gravity (COG).

    Correct Answer
    D. Destruction or disruption of the enemy’s center of gravity (COG).
    Explanation
    At the strategic level of war, the focus is on achieving overall objectives and gaining an advantage over the enemy. One way to do this is by targeting and disrupting the enemy's center of gravity (COG). The COG refers to the source of an enemy's power or strength, which if targeted and disrupted, can significantly undermine their ability to fight effectively. By destroying or disrupting the enemy's COG, it becomes easier to weaken their overall capabilities and ultimately achieve victory. This makes destruction or disruption of the enemy's COG an important effect at the strategic level of war.

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  • 13. 

    At what level of warfare are individual battles or engagements fought?

    • A.

      Tactical.

    • B.

      Global.

    • C.

      Strategic.

    • D.

      Operational.

    Correct Answer
    A. Tactical.
    Explanation
    Individual battles or engagements are fought at the tactical level of warfare. This level focuses on the specific actions and decisions made by military units and commanders on the battlefield. It involves the planning and execution of small-scale operations to achieve immediate objectives. The tactical level is concerned with the deployment and maneuvering of forces, as well as the use of weapons and tactics to defeat the enemy in a specific battle or engagement.

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  • 14. 

    At what level of war are campaigns and major operations planned, conducted, and sustained?

    • A.

      At what level of war are campaigns and major operations planned, conducted, and sustained?

    • B.

      Global.

    • C.

      Strategic.

    • D.

      Operational.

    Correct Answer
    D. Operational.
    Explanation
    Campaigns and major operations are planned, conducted, and sustained at the operational level of war. The operational level of war focuses on the overall strategy and coordination of military forces to achieve specific objectives. It involves the planning and execution of large-scale military operations, such as battles and engagements, and involves the coordination of multiple units and resources. The strategic level of war, on the other hand, deals with broader national and international objectives, while the global level refers to the highest level of military command and decision-making.

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  • 15. 

    Planning at the operational level of war determines all of the following except

    • A.

      What we will attack.

    • B.

      Exactly when we will attack.

    • C.

      In what order we will attack.

    • D.

      For what duration we will attack.

    Correct Answer
    B. Exactly when we will attack.
    Explanation
    At the operational level of war, planning involves determining various aspects of an attack. This includes deciding what targets to attack, the order in which they will be attacked, and the duration of the attack. However, the exact timing of the attack is not determined at the operational level. This decision is typically made at the tactical level, where factors such as weather conditions, enemy movements, and other real-time considerations are taken into account. Therefore, the correct answer is that planning at the operational level does not determine exactly when the attack will take place.

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  • 16. 

    The Army’s primary mission is to organize, train, and equip forces to

    • A.

      Conduct prompt operations.

    • B.

      Add support to units calling air strikes.

    • C.

      Conduct prompt operations in foreign lands.

    • D.

      Prompt and sustained land combat operations.

    Correct Answer
    D. Prompt and sustained land combat operations.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "prompt and sustained land combat operations." This is because the primary mission of the Army is to organize, train, and equip forces to engage in land combat operations. The term "prompt" suggests that these operations are carried out quickly and efficiently, while "sustained" implies that they are maintained over a longer period of time. This answer aligns with the traditional role of the Army in conducting ground warfare and defending the nation's interests on land.

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  • 17. 

    What is the Army’s largest major command?

    • A.

      US Army Pacific.

    • B.

      US Army in Europe.

    • C.

      US Army Forces Command.

    • D.

      US Army South.

    Correct Answer
    C. US Army Forces Command.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is US Army Forces Command. This is the largest major command of the Army, responsible for the training, readiness, and mobilization of all Army forces. It is tasked with the mission of preparing the Army for combat operations and providing trained and ready forces to combatant commanders. US Army Pacific, US Army in Europe, and US Army South are also major commands, but they are not the largest.

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  • 18. 

    What is the US Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) mission?

    • A.

      To deploy and sustain air forces capable of responding rapidly to crises worldwide.

    • B.

      To enhance combat ready forces capable of responding rapidly to crises worldwide.

    • C.

      To train, mobilize, deploy and sustain air forces capable of responding rapidly to crises worldwide.

    • D.

      To train, mobilize, deploy and sustain combat ready forces capable of responding rapidly to crises worldwide.

    Correct Answer
    D. To train, mobilize, deploy and sustain combat ready forces capable of responding rapidly to crises worldwide.
    Explanation
    The mission of the US Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) is to train, mobilize, deploy, and sustain combat-ready forces capable of responding rapidly to crises worldwide.

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  • 19. 

    What rank of Army officer normally commands divisions?

    • A.

      Major generals.

    • B.

      Brigadier generals.

    • C.

      Colonels and above.

    • D.

      Colonels or brigadier generals.

    Correct Answer
    A. Major generals.
    Explanation
    The rank of Major General is typically the rank of an Army officer who commands divisions. This rank is above the rank of Brigadier General and below the rank of Lieutenant General. Major Generals have significant experience and responsibility, making them suitable for commanding divisions within the Army.

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  • 20. 

    In what environment(s) does the US seek to achieve its strategic objectives?

    • A.

      War.

    • B.

      Conflict.

    • C.

      War and conflict.

    • D.

      Peacetime, conflict, and war.

    Correct Answer
    D. Peacetime, conflict, and war.
    Explanation
    The US seeks to achieve its strategic objectives in a variety of environments, including peacetime, conflict, and war. This means that the US is actively working towards its goals not only during times of peace but also during times of conflict and war. By including all three environments, the US demonstrates its commitment to pursuing its strategic objectives regardless of the circumstances.

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  • 21. 

    How does the Army classify its activities during conflict?

    • A.

      War.

    • B.

      Peacetime battle.

    • C.

      Real world exercise.

    • D.

      Military operations other than war.

    Correct Answer
    D. Military operations other than war.
    Explanation
    The Army classifies its activities during conflict as "Military operations other than war." This term refers to a range of activities that the military undertakes during times of conflict, which are not considered traditional warfare. These activities may include peacekeeping, humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, and counterterrorism operations. The classification of these activities as "military operations other than war" highlights the diverse roles and responsibilities that the Army assumes to maintain stability and security in various conflict situations.

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  • 22. 

    What does the US attempt to do during peacetime?

    • A.

      To influence world events by introducing actions that might unsettle nations.

    • B.

      To influence world events through actions that break apart unfriendly nations.

    • C.

      To influence world events through those actions that rarely occurs between nations.

    • D.

      To influence world events through those actions that routinely occurs between nations.

    Correct Answer
    D. To influence world events through those actions that routinely occurs between nations.
    Explanation
    The US attempts to influence world events during peacetime through actions that routinely occur between nations. This implies that the US engages in diplomatic efforts, negotiations, economic partnerships, and alliances with other countries in order to shape global politics, promote its interests, and maintain stability. These actions are common and expected in international relations, and they allow the US to exert its influence and maintain its position as a global power.

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  • 23. 

    According to the US Army, what is war?

    • A.

      The use of ground troops in operations.

    • B.

      The use of ground troops in operations in hostile areas.

    • C.

      The use of force in combat operations against an armed enemy.

    • D.

      The use of force in combat operations against an enemy, armed or otherwise.

    Correct Answer
    C. The use of force in combat operations against an armed enemy.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The use of force in combat operations against an armed enemy." This answer accurately defines war as the utilization of force in combat operations specifically targeting an armed enemy. It excludes other elements such as the use of ground troops or operations in hostile areas, as these are not essential components of war.

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  • 24. 

    In what terms do commanders consider the battlefield?

    • A.

      The time necessary to defeat the enemy force.

    • B.

      The space necessary to complete the assigned mission.

    • C.

      The space necessary to defeat the enemy force or to complete the assigned mission.

    • D.

      The time and space necessary to defeat the enemy force or to complete the assigned mission.

    Correct Answer
    D. The time and space necessary to defeat the enemy force or to complete the assigned mission.
    Explanation
    Commanders consider the battlefield in terms of both time and space because these factors are crucial for defeating the enemy force or completing the assigned mission. Time is important to ensure that operations are conducted efficiently and effectively, while space is necessary to maneuver troops and resources. By considering both time and space, commanders can develop strategies and make decisions that maximize their chances of success on the battlefield.

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  • 25. 

    Once deployed, a tactical unit works within the

    • A.

      Area of Interest (AI).

    • B.

      Area of Operations (AO).

    • C.

      Area of Responsibility (AOR).

    • D.

      Area of Tactical Responsibility (ATR).

    Correct Answer
    B. Area of Operations (AO).
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Area of Operations (AO)". Once deployed, a tactical unit operates within a designated area known as the AO. This area is where the unit conducts its assigned tasks and missions. It includes the physical space and geographical boundaries within which the unit operates and is responsible for maintaining security and accomplishing its objectives. The AO provides the unit with a defined area to focus its efforts and coordinate with other units or organizations involved in the operation.

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  • 26. 

    Regarding US military forces, the changing of one area of interest to another is most likely influenced by

    • A.

      Equipment shortfalls.

    • B.

      Personnel shortfalls.

    • C.

      Enemy intelligence.

    • D.

      Political climate.

    Correct Answer
    D. Political climate.
    Explanation
    The changing of one area of interest to another in US military forces is most likely influenced by the political climate. This means that decisions to shift focus from one area to another are often driven by political factors such as changes in foreign policy objectives, diplomatic relations, or strategic alliances. The political climate plays a crucial role in determining where military resources and attention are directed, as it reflects the priorities and interests of the government in power.

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  • 27. 

    Who is responsible for maintaining and managing the database for temporary location (KQ) identifiers?

    • A.

      HQ Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA).

    • B.

      Unified Commands.

    • C.

      Armed service representative.

    • D.

      The tactical unit’s supporting Operational Weather Squadrons (OWS).

    Correct Answer
    A. HQ Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA).
    Explanation
    The HQ Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA) is responsible for maintaining and managing the database for temporary location (KQ) identifiers.

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  • 28. 

    Under which phase of the joint operational execution and planning system (JOPES) is an operation plan (OPLAN) created?

    • A.

      Deliberate planning.

    • B.

      Crisis action planning.

    • C.

      Emergency action planning.

    • D.

      Psychological operations (PSYOPS) planning.

    Correct Answer
    A. Deliberate planning.
    Explanation
    An operation plan (OPLAN) is created under the phase of deliberate planning in the joint operational execution and planning system (JOPES). Deliberate planning involves the development of detailed plans and courses of action for potential future operations. This phase includes conducting analysis, assessing risks, and considering various factors to create a comprehensive and well-thought-out plan. OPLANs are typically created during this phase to outline the objectives, tasks, and resources required for a specific operation.

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  • 29. 

    Which statement best describes the relationship between an operational plan (OPLAN) and an operational order (OPORD)?

    • A.

      OPLANs are usually derived from the OPORD.

    • B.

      An OPLAN is more time sensitive than an OPORD.

    • C.

      An OPORD is a directive to execute a military operation.

    • D.

      Weather units sometimes maintain more than one OPRORD.

    Correct Answer
    C. An OPORD is a directive to execute a military operation.
    Explanation
    An OPORD is a directive to execute a military operation. This means that an OPORD provides specific instructions and guidance on how to carry out a military operation. It is a detailed plan that outlines the objectives, tasks, and responsibilities of various units involved in the operation. On the other hand, an operational plan (OPLAN) is a broader and more comprehensive plan that includes multiple OPORDs. OPLANs are usually derived from the OPORD, meaning that the OPORD serves as the basis for developing the OPLAN. Therefore, the relationship between an OPLAN and an OPORD is that the OPORD is a component of the OPLAN and provides the specific instructions for executing the operation.

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  • 30. 

    Which of the following documents pertains to weather operations and is maintained in the weather unit’s security container?

    • A.

      Annex H of the joint operational execution and planning system (JOPES).

    • B.

      Annex H of the operational plan (OPLAN).

    • C.

      Appendix H of the operational order (OPORD).

    • D.

      Appendix H of the OPLAN.

    Correct Answer
    B. Annex H of the operational plan (OPLAN).
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Annex H of the operational plan (OPLAN). This document pertains to weather operations and is maintained in the weather unit's security container. It is a specific section within the operational plan that focuses on weather-related aspects and provides guidance and instructions for conducting weather operations.

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  • 31. 

    What agency and action determines the security classification of an operation plan (OPLAN)?

    • A.

      The custodian of the document classifies the OPLAN as TOP SECRET.

    • B.

      The originator of the document classifies the OPLAN as TOP SECRET.

    • C.

      The custodian of the document classifies the OPLAN at a level commensurate with the highest classified portion of the document.

    • D.

      The originator of the document classifies the OPLAN at a level commensurate with the highest classified portion of the document.

    Correct Answer
    D. The originator of the document classifies the OPLAN at a level commensurate with the highest classified portion of the document.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the originator of the document classifies the OPLAN at a level commensurate with the highest classified portion of the document. This means that the person who creates the document is responsible for determining the security classification based on the highest level of classified information contained within the document. This ensures that the appropriate level of protection is applied to the entire document to prevent unauthorized access and dissemination of sensitive information. The custodian of the document may also have a role in maintaining and safeguarding the classified document, but it is the originator who initially determines its classification.

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  • 32. 

    Radio transmissions transfer data using?

    • A.

      Low frequency (LF) and frequency modulation (FM) radios.

    • B.

      High frequency (HF) and frequency modulation (FM) radios.

    • C.

      Ultra low frequency (ULF) and frequency modulation (FM) radios.

    • D.

      Ultra high frequency (UHF) and amplitude modulation (AM) radios.

    Correct Answer
    B. High frequency (HF) and frequency modulation (FM) radios.
    Explanation
    Radio transmissions transfer data using high frequency (HF) and frequency modulation (FM) radios. HF refers to the range of frequencies between 3 and 30 MHz, which is commonly used for long-distance communication. FM modulation is a method of encoding information onto a carrier wave by varying the frequency. This allows for the transmission of audio signals and data.

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  • 33. 

    Which tactical communication device employs programs that ingest, analyze, and integrate weather data in a deployed or garrison environment?

    • A.

      Iridium Satellite Phone.

    • B.

      Mobile subscriber equipment (MSE).

    • C.

      Weather effects workstation (WEW).

    • D.

      Integrated Meteorological System (IMETS).

    Correct Answer
    D. Integrated Meteorological System (IMETS).
    Explanation
    The Integrated Meteorological System (IMETS) is the correct answer because it is a tactical communication device that employs programs to ingest, analyze, and integrate weather data. This system is specifically designed for use in a deployed or garrison environment, making it ideal for military or tactical operations where accurate and up-to-date weather information is crucial for decision-making. The other options, such as the Iridium Satellite Phone, Mobile subscriber equipment (MSE), and Weather effects workstation (WEW), do not specifically mention the capability to ingest, analyze, and integrate weather data, making them incorrect answers.

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  • 34. 

    Tactical Meteorological Observing System (TMOS) can transfer data to locations in the near vicinity using?

    • A.

      A modem and high frequency (HF) transmitter.

    • B.

      A modem and radio frequency (RF) transmitter.

    • C.

      A secure modem and high frequency (HF) transmitter.

    • D.

      A secure modem and radio frequency (RF) transmitter.

    Correct Answer
    B. A modem and radio frequency (RF) transmitter.
    Explanation
    TMOS can transfer data to locations in the near vicinity using a modem and radio frequency (RF) transmitter. The use of a modem allows for the conversion of digital data into a format that can be transmitted over a communication channel. The RF transmitter then transmits the data using radio waves, allowing for wireless communication over a short distance. This combination of a modem and RF transmitter is a common method for transferring data in various applications, including tactical meteorological observing systems.

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  • 35. 

    The Iridium Satellite phone set includes?

    • A.

      9505a handset, battery, secure sleeve and Radio Frequency (RF) antenna.

    • B.

      9505a handset, battery, secure sleeve and Ultra High Frequency (UHF) antenna.

    • C.

      9505a handset, battery, Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card, secure sleeve and fixed antenna.

    • D.

      9505a handset, battery, Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card, secure sleeve and mobile antenna.

    Correct Answer
    D. 9505a handset, battery, Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card, secure sleeve and mobile antenna.
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes a 9505a handset, battery, Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card, secure sleeve, and mobile antenna. This combination of components allows the Iridium Satellite phone set to function properly. The handset is the device used to make and receive calls, while the battery provides power. The SIM card is necessary for connecting to the cellular network, and the secure sleeve helps protect the phone. The mobile antenna is essential for receiving and transmitting signals to the Iridium satellite network.

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  • 36. 

    What is the most important role of the AF weather (AWF) personnel?

    • A.

      To help the war fighter understand the effects of terrestrial and space weather.

    • B.

      To ensure that the accuracy of weather forecasts take precedence over timeliness of data.

    • C.

      To provide the war fighter tailored weather information that enhances combat effectiveness.

    • D.

      To collect and analyze terrestrial and space weather data without respect to war fighter relevance.

    Correct Answer
    C. To provide the war fighter tailored weather information that enhances combat effectiveness.
    Explanation
    The most important role of the AF weather (AWF) personnel is to provide the war fighter tailored weather information that enhances combat effectiveness. This means that their primary responsibility is to deliver weather data and forecasts specifically customized to meet the needs of military operations. By doing so, they enable the war fighter to make informed decisions and take appropriate actions based on the effects of weather conditions on combat operations. This ensures that the military can maximize its effectiveness and achieve its objectives in various operational environments.

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  • 37. 

    Air Force Weather (AFW) is most effective when a commander receives

    • A.

      Accurate weather forecasts covering a global scale.

    • B.

      Accurate and relevant weather forecasts in a timely manner.

    • C.

      Timely weather forecasts for all operations regardless of accuracy.

    • D.

      Accurate and relevant weather forecasts regardless of actual timeliness.

    Correct Answer
    B. Accurate and relevant weather forecasts in a timely manner.
    Explanation
    The most effective Air Force Weather (AFW) is when a commander receives accurate and relevant weather forecasts in a timely manner. This means that the forecasts are both correct and applicable to the specific situation, and they are delivered promptly so that the commander can make informed decisions based on the weather conditions. This ensures that the AFW supports operations effectively and helps in planning and executing missions successfully.

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  • 38. 

    Weather personnel tailor the information for specific applications so the war fighter can

    • A.

      Quickly identify and correct any erroneous weather analysis.

    • B.

      Manipulate the weather data further to ensure relevancy to the war fighter.

    • C.

      Quickly identify and apply relevant information without additional analysis.

    • D.

      Continue to manipulate and correct the data to ensure accuracy and timeliness.

    Correct Answer
    C. Quickly identify and apply relevant information without additional analysis.
    Explanation
    Weather personnel customize the information to suit specific needs, enabling the war fighter to promptly recognize and utilize pertinent information without the need for further analysis. This ensures that the information provided is directly applicable and can be acted upon promptly without any additional processing.

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  • 39. 

    The overall effectiveness of Air Force Weather (AFW) is based on the

    • A.

      Successful and effective accomplishment of specific military operations.

    • B.

      War fighter’s ability to understand the weather’s affects on the current mission.

    • C.

      The specific degree to which the forecast is or is not accurate and relevant to the user.

    • D.

      How many times the weather forecast must be amended or corrected before the mission ends.

    Correct Answer
    A. Successful and effective accomplishment of specific military operations.
    Explanation
    The overall effectiveness of Air Force Weather (AFW) is determined by the successful and effective accomplishment of specific military operations. This means that AFW's effectiveness is measured by how well it supports and contributes to the success of military missions. The accuracy of the forecast, the understanding of the weather's impact on the mission, and the number of amendments or corrections to the forecast are all important factors, but ultimately, the key measure of effectiveness is the achievement of specific military objectives.

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  • 40. 

    Air Force Weather (AFW) develops a coherent picture of the current state of the air and space environment as a result of performing

    • A.

      Forecasting and tailored application.

    • B.

      Dissemination.

    • C.

      Integration.

    • D.

      Analysis.

    Correct Answer
    D. Analysis.
    Explanation
    The Air Force Weather (AFW) develops a coherent picture of the current state of the air and space environment through analysis. This involves examining various data and information to understand the current conditions and make predictions about future weather patterns. Analysis helps in identifying any potential risks or threats, enabling the Air Force to make informed decisions and take appropriate actions. It plays a crucial role in providing accurate and timely weather forecasts and supporting mission planning and execution.

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  • 41. 

    Weather information is of no operational use unless

    • A.

      It is accurate, no matter how long it takes to reach the user.

    • B.

      It is relevant to the mission at hand, regardless of timeliness.

    • C.

      It is in keeping with climatological values for known events.

    • D.

      It reaches the user in time to be of operational or planning value.

    Correct Answer
    D. It reaches the user in time to be of operational or planning value.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that weather information is of no operational use unless it reaches the user in time to be of operational or planning value. This means that even if the weather information is accurate or relevant to the mission, it is useless if it does not reach the user in a timely manner. The timeliness of the information is crucial for it to be useful in making operational decisions or planning activities.

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  • 42. 

    Integration of weather information as decision aids into the planning process allows commanders to

    • A.

      Use the appropriate software application to obtain forecasts.

    • B.

      Ask the weather forecaster to make changes to the weather data.

    • C.

      Make informed decisions about the design and operation of a plan.

    • D.

      Create hard and fast war plans that will not require changes due to adverse weather.

    Correct Answer
    C. Make informed decisions about the design and operation of a plan.
    Explanation
    By integrating weather information into the planning process, commanders are able to make informed decisions about the design and operation of a plan. This means that they can take into account the forecasted weather conditions and adjust their plan accordingly. This allows for better preparation and minimizes the impact of adverse weather on the execution of the plan. It does not involve using a software application to obtain forecasts or asking the weather forecaster to make changes to the weather data. It also does not imply creating rigid war plans that cannot be changed due to adverse weather.

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  • 43. 

    The term marginal implies that the impact of weather elements will cause

    • A.

      Large degradation to the mission.

    • B.

      A cancellation of any planned missions.

    • C.

      No degradation to the mission of any kind.

    • D.

      The occurrence of some degradation to the mission.

    Correct Answer
    D. The occurrence of some degradation to the mission.
    Explanation
    The term "marginal" suggests that there will be some negative impact on the mission due to weather elements. It indicates that while the degradation may not be significant or severe, there will still be some level of negative effect on the mission. Therefore, the correct answer is "the occurrence of some degradation to the mission."

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  • 44. 

    What must you understand in order for your weather flight (WF) to fully support aerial operations?

    • A.

      The limitations and capabilities of each airframe and the scope of the operation.

    • B.

      The physical geography of the regions your customer will operate in and around.

    • C.

      The necessity of intelligence gathering operations performed by your customer.

    • D.

      The experience level of your customer and how long they need for acclimatization.

    Correct Answer
    A. The limitations and capabilities of each airframe and the scope of the operation.
    Explanation
    To fully support aerial operations for weather flight, it is crucial to understand the limitations and capabilities of each airframe. This knowledge helps in determining the suitability of the aircraft for specific missions and ensures safe and efficient operations. Additionally, understanding the scope of the operation allows for proper planning and coordination with other units or agencies involved. By comprehending the capabilities of the airframes and the overall operation, the weather flight can provide accurate and relevant information to support the mission's objectives.

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  • 45. 

    The ability for ground forces to maneuver and traverse across terrain refers to

    • A.

      Trafficability.

    • B.

      Bridging capability.

    • C.

      Operations capability.

    • D.

      Reconnaissance capability.

    Correct Answer
    A. Trafficability.
    Explanation
    The ability for ground forces to maneuver and traverse across terrain refers to trafficability. Trafficability is the measure of how easily and effectively military vehicles and personnel can move through different types of terrain. It includes factors such as the condition of the terrain, obstacles, and the ability of vehicles to navigate through them. Having good trafficability is crucial for military operations as it allows forces to quickly and efficiently move to different locations, maintain mobility, and effectively engage the enemy. Bridging capability refers to the ability to construct bridges, operations capability refers to the overall ability to conduct military operations, and reconnaissance capability refers to the ability to gather information about the enemy.

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  • 46. 

    In operational terms, what can be expected if two objects are identical in every physical way except emissivity?

    • A.

      Lower emissivity heats or cools faster than the other.

    • B.

      Higher emissivity heats or cools faster than the other.

    • C.

      Lower radiative temperature heats or cools faster than the other.

    • D.

      Higher radiative temperature heats or cools faster than the other.

    Correct Answer
    B. Higher emissivity heats or cools faster than the other.
    Explanation
    Emissivity is a measure of how well an object can emit thermal radiation. Objects with higher emissivity can radiate heat more efficiently than objects with lower emissivity. Therefore, if two objects are identical in every physical way except emissivity, the object with higher emissivity will be able to heat up or cool down faster than the object with lower emissivity.

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  • 47. 

    What term is used to express the difference between the thermal energy of the target and that of the background?

    • A.

      Thermal crossover.

    • B.

      Inherent contrast.

    • C.

      Thermal contrast.

    • D.

      Thermal clutter.

    Correct Answer
    C. Thermal contrast.
    Explanation
    The term used to express the difference between the thermal energy of the target and that of the background is "thermal contrast." Thermal contrast refers to the variation in temperature between an object of interest and its surrounding environment. It is commonly used in thermal imaging and other thermal detection technologies to identify and distinguish objects based on their temperature differences.

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  • 48. 

    The moment when the target and the background are at the same temperature is referred to as

    • A.

      Thermal crossover.

    • B.

      Thermal contrast.

    • C.

      Inherent contrast.

    • D.

      Thermal clutter.

    Correct Answer
    A. Thermal crossover.
    Explanation
    The term "thermal crossover" refers to the moment when both the target and the background have the same temperature. This means that there is no temperature difference between the target and the background, making it difficult to distinguish the target from its surroundings based on thermal contrast. Therefore, "thermal crossover" is the correct term to describe this situation.

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  • 49. 

    Why does a beam of light traveling through air bend once it hits water?

    • A.

      Speed of light is faster in water.

    • B.

      Speed of light is slower in water.

    • C.

      Apparent contrast of water is lower than air.

    • D.

      Apparent contrast of water is higher than air.

    Correct Answer
    B. Speed of light is slower in water.
    Explanation
    When light travels from one medium to another, it changes speed due to the difference in the refractive index of the two mediums. In this case, when light travels from air to water, it slows down because the refractive index of water is higher than that of air. This change in speed causes the light to bend or refract as it enters the water. Hence, the correct answer is "Speed of light is slower in water."

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  • 50. 

    The greatest potential for large solar flares is

    • A.

      During the solar maximum.

    • B.

      During the solar minimum.

    • C.

      Two to three years immediately following a solar maximum.

    • D.

      Two to three years immediately following a solar minimum.

    Correct Answer
    C. Two to three years immediately following a solar maximum.
    Explanation
    During a solar maximum, the sun is at its most active phase, with increased sunspot activity and solar flares. The release of energy during solar flares is highest during this period. However, it takes time for the sun's activity to decrease after a solar maximum. Therefore, the greatest potential for large solar flares occurs in the two to three years immediately following a solar maximum, as the sun is still relatively active during this period.

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