AVAILABILITY OF MARINE CORPS REFERENCE PUBLICATION (MCRP) 3-20B.1 (FORMERLY MCRP 3-21.1B), AIRFIELD OPENING
Date Signed: 12/4/2018
MARADMINS Number: 680/18
R 032043Z DEC 18
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC CDI//
SUBJ/AVAILABILITY OF MARINE CORPS REFERENCE PUBLICATION (MCRP) 3-20B.1 (FORMERLY MCRP 3-21.1B), AIRFIELD OPENING//
AMPN/REF(A) IS MARINE CORPS PRINTING AND PUBLICATIONS REGULATIONS//
POC/DENNIS LISTER/CIV/CDD/TEL DSN: 378-8493/CML: (703) 432-8493/EMAIL: DENNIS.LISTER@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. The Capabilities Development Directorate (CDD) of the Department of Combat Development and Integrations and the Air Land Sea Application (ALSA) Center have published the revised MCRP 3-20B.1 (formerly MCRP 3-21.1B), Airfeild Opening, dated XX XXXX 2018. MCRP 3-20B.1 may be downloaded via the USMC doctrine website at https:(slash)(slash)homeport.usmc.mil/sites/mcdoctrine/SitePages/Home.aspx. The publication can also be found on the ALSA website at http:(slash)(slash)www.alsa.mil.
2. Background. This publication (Airfeild Opening) supports operational commanders and staffs by establishing tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) for airfield opening. It is a single source, descriptive reference guide for opening and transferring an airfield. This multi-Service TTP publication outlines planning procedures, coordination requirements, employment methods, and command and control responsibilities. It contains information on Service capabilities, airfield assessments and surveys, opening the airfield and transitioning the airfield in all operational environments. It is consistent with joint doctrine and applies to all commanders, senior airfield authorities, planning staffs, airfield opening forces, air traffic controllers, and support agencies.
3. Coordinating instructions. This manual will be published electronically only. There will be no printed copies. It may be downloaded from the websites indicated in paragraph 1 above.
4. This MARADMIN is applicable to the Marine Corps Total Force.
5. Release authorized by Lieutenant General D. H. Berger, Deputy Commandant, Combat Development and Integration.//