Why does Kunsan have an ATSO Guide?

  • Published
  • By 8th Civil Engineer Squadron
  • Readiness and Emergency Management Flight
Kunsan is a high-threat area with a quick turn-around of personnel. So the Kunsan Air Base Ability To Survive and Operate guide was developed to enhance our ability to survive and operate in a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear environment.

This ATSO guide explains how we operate at Kunsan before, during and after attacks. It gives you specific information on Alarm signals, Split Mission-Oriented Protective Postures, the 10-foot rule, Zone Transition Points and Unexploded Ordinance and Improvised Explosive Device nine-line reporting. You will also be able to find the location of Contamination Control Areas, Collective Protective Systems, ZTPs and chemical zones on base.

The Kunsan AB ATSO Guide should be carried by every Wolf Pack member, just as the Airman's Manual is. Emergency management personnel recommend that each member of the Wolf Pack become more familiar with the procedures and information contained within this guide, and use it during all Operational Readiness Exercises and Inspections.

The current date on the Kunsan AB ATSO Guide is 16 November 2009. Anyone needing a copy of the current guide should see their unit EM representative. Any questions concerning this guide can be answered by the 8th CES Readiness and Emergency Management Flight at 782-4849.