By Paul Dean, 8 June 2016
(UFOs – Documenting The Evidence, Melbourne, Australia)
Quote from the article:
“In Part 1 of this series ‘OPREP-3 – A Classified US Military Reporting Channel For UFO Incidents?’ I discussed a US military-wide reporting channel known as the ‘Operational Reporting’ system, shortened often to ‘OPREP.’ I highlighted that one category of OPREP, namely category 3, is defined as a serious ‘Event/Incident,’ and that UFO, or UFO-like events, had been reported directly to the highest levels of command in the 1970’s. Those events included the reporting of intrusive ‘unknown helicopters’ and ‘objects’ from nuclear-armed United States Air Force (USAF) Strategic Air Command (SAC) bases including Loring AFB, Wurtsmith AFB, Malmstrom AFB, and a host of others. Also, the United States Navy’s (USN) Pinecastle Electronic Warfare Range suffered a mysterious UFO event that was reported via the OPREP-3 system. Most importantly, these cases are not hand-down-rumours, but are supported by hundreds of officially release records obtained under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by researchers. I made specific efforts to image those records, especially for the debunkers, and will continue to do so in this Part 2.
OPREP-3 reporting instructions are laid out in a variety of publications at different levels of the US military. Perhaps the highest level doctrines to mention OPREP-3’s are those promulgated by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS). One recent example is a manual titled ‘Joint Reporting System Situation Monitoring Manual,’ and was promulgated on the 31st of January, 2011. It is coded ‘CJCSM 3150.05D’ and is unclassified in entirety. Beneath the CJCS, all the Unified Combatant Command’s (UCC) and Major Commands (MAJCOM) of the US Armed Forces publish their own versions of OPREP-3 doctrine, each slightly different.”