2014 Air National Guard Mod Book is Here!
The 2014 Air National Guard (ANG) Weapons Systems Modernization Priorities Book (Mod Book) was released today by the National Guard Bureau.
In December, warfighters from across the U.S. gathered in Tucson, Ariz., for the 32nd annual Weapons and Tactics Conference (WEPTAC). With Tucson being the home of the Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center (AATC), the 162nd Fighter Wing and the 355th Fighter Wing, conference attendees were able to interact and discuss the needs of the field. WEPTAC allows for units across the U.S. to share their missions, weapons and tactical knowledge with other important players within the National Guard operational loop, as well as members from the active Air Force.
The ultimate result of these discussions is the Mod Book, which lays out the top issues and requirements needed in the Air Guard. The Mod Book documents capability priorities identified during WEPTAC, organized across 18 individual weapons systems. Each weapon system is broken down into three categories:
- Critical - crucial within the next 1 to 3 years
- Essential - vital within the next 3 to 5 years
- Desired - enhances mission success in the 5-year timeframe
Each Critical capability identified has an information paper included, denoting its appropriate Service Core Function or functional category. The Mod book also included a State Matrix identifying ANG weapons system locations by state and territory (reflecting force structure as of Jan. 1).