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VFAS-524 "Bushmasters" 
 
War Information
We are currently at DEFCON:
 
5
4
3
2
1
 
DEFCON 
(Defense Readiness Condition):

This system informs our members and other squadrons of the current readiness condition of the VFAS-524This DEFCON rating ranges from 5 (peacetime) to 1 (at war).  The stages of alerts are as follows:

DEFCON 5 (FADE OUT): 
Normal peacetime situation exists, no current threats.  Standard Training schedule. 
No challenges from any other have been received.
DEFCON 4 (DOUBLE TAKE): 
Increased intelligence watch and strengthened security measures.  Training exercises increased.  VFAS-524 has issued a challenge to another squadron for combat.  A date and time has not been set.
DEFCON 3 (ROUND HOUSE): 
An increase in force readiness above normal readiness.  Training increased further,  
all Reserve Pilots are reactivated to Active status.  VFAS-524 has received a challenge for combat.  A date and time has not been set.
DEFCON 2 (FAST PACE): 
A further increase in force readiness but less than maximum readiness, All members are alerted to the possibility that war is eminent.  VFAS-524 has received or issued a challenge for combat.  A date and time has been set.
DEFCON 1 (COCKED PISTOL): 
Maximum force readiness, Scramble, War has begun.
STAND DOWN: 
Once a threat no longer exists a stand down  order will be issued by the C/O, X/O, or Ops Officer
Notification: 
All members will receive an e-mail when the DEFCON status for VFAS-524 changes.  This notification is only to be issued by the C/O, X/O or Ops Officer. 
Example: 

VFAS-524, Recommend Alert: "X".  and a brief statement as to why the DEFCON status has changed.  Your Wing Commanders will brief you at later date.

"X" will be replaced by the DEFCON Status number.