Air Force Doctrine Document (AFDD) 2-1.6, Personnel Recovery Operations (PRO), contains the operational-level Air Force views on the Department of Defense's personnel recovery (PR) system. It expounds on AFDD 1, Air Force Basic Doctrine, and basic air warfare doctrine contained in AFDD 2-1, Air Warfare. Additionally, it establishes the Air Force's viewpoint of the joint PR system. This document establishes the roles and responsibilities of Air Force personnel supporting personnel recovery operations and outlines the principles for planning and executing such missions in support of theater campaign objectives. It describes the mission, command relationships, force composition, and planning considerations necessary to conduct operations. It covers basic PRO organization, capabilities, procedures, and the Airman's perspective on joint PR responsibilities. It also discusses the relationship between the Air Force PRO organizations, under the operational control of the commander, Air Force forces (COMAFFOR), and the joint PR agencies.
Topics covered include: air rescue, combat search and rescue (CSAR), report, locate, support, recovery, reintegrate, isolated personnel, PRO dedicated forces, fixed-wing and vertical lift aircraft, recovery teams. Contents: Chapter One - Overview * Chapter Two - Personnel Recovery Essential Tasks * Chapter Three - Air Force Combat Search And Rescue (CSAR): The Recovery Mechanism * Chapter Four - Pro Planning and Mobility Support Considerations * Chapter Five - Training and Education.