Airfield opening

Multi-Service Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Airfield Opening

October 2018

Corresponding Service Publication Numbers
USA - ATP 3-17.2
USMC - MCRP 3-20B.1
USN - NTTP 3-02.18
USAF - AFTTP 3-2.68

Description: This publication supports operational commanders and staffs by establishing tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP) for airfield opening. This publication provides guidance for operational commanders and staffs on opening and transferring an airfield. It contains information on Service capabilities, planning considerations, airfield assessment and surveys, opening the airfield, and transitioning the airfield in all operational environments.

Public Release


Instructions for ordering MTTP hard copies can be found on our ordering information page.

MTTP History

MTTP History

 2020 Nov  Program Approval Package (revise with 15 month deferment)
 2020 Sep  Request for Feedback
 2018 Oct  Published
 2018 Jul  Command Approval Package
 2017 Jul  World Wide Review
 2017 Jun  Joint Working Group 2
 2017 Apr  Joint Working Group 1
 2017 Jan Program Approval Package
 2016 Oct Request for Feedback
 2015 Jun Published
 2014 Oct Command Approval Package
 2013 Nov World Wide Review
 2012 Jan  Joint Working Group 2 
 2011 Sep  Joint Working Group 1 (Port Opening)
 2011 Sep Program Approval Package
 2011 Jun Request for Feedback (Port Opening)
 2007 May Published


Airfield Opening

Airfield Opening

Downloading this publication requires a one-time creation of an Intelink Passport.

POC: ALSA Land Branch