following documents were discovered by The Black Vault that pertain to
reporting UFOs by the U.S. Military, Government and Commercial installations.
United States Air Force – Air Force Instruction 10-206
Instruction 10-206. 2008 Revision with UFO references [87 Pages] – Up
until 2011, the Air Force had this publication active, and UFOs remained in it
to be reported. When The Huffington Post profiled The Black Vault, and
this discovery, the publication was changed within days. Reference: Air Force UFO Rules Vanish After Huffington Post Inquiry.
Force Instruction 10-206. 2011 Revision without UFO references [40
log to AFI 10-206 [19 Pages, 0.3MB]
United States Air Force – Air Force Regulation 200-2
Force Regulation 200-2 [8 Pages, 4.76mb] – This Regulation establishes
procedures for information and evidence material pertaining to unidentified
flying objects and sets forth the responsibility of Air Force activities in
this regard. It applies to all Air Force Activities. (Archived for reference.
Believed to be rescinded.)
United States Air Force – UFOB
– History of the 4602nd Air Intelligence Service Squadron, 1 Jan to 30
June 1955 [74 Pages, 3.76mb] – (Archived for reference. Believed
to be rescinded.)
Department of Defense
5040.6-M-1, October 21, 2002, Decision Logic Table Instructions for
Recording and Handling Visual Information Material [64 Pages, 0.3 MB] – This
DOD manual referenced what military personnel should do given they take a
photograph of a UFO. However, it was rescinded and replaced with the below
version — which the UFO reference is now taken out.
5040.6-M-2, April 2005, Instructions for Handling Visual Information
(VI) Material [46 Pages, 0.8 MB] – This was the next version of 5040.6, as
published in 2005. Also now obsolete and rescinded, it is archived here for
21, 2015, DOD Visual Information Records Schedule [24 Pages, 0.4 MB] – The
above instructions for Visual Information (VI) have all been rescinded.
According to the Defense Imagery Management Operations Center (DIMOC): “The
Archivist of the United States has signed the new DoD Visual Information
Records Schedule DAA-0330-2013-0014. DoD 5040.6-M-1, DoD 5040.6-M-2 and DoD
5040.06-V3 are obsolete and will be rescinded. Refer to this records schedule
for all VI Records disposition instructions for the Department of Defense.”
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
“UFO” References in FAA Manuals / Regulations, 2016 Release [7 Pages,
0.7MB] – In 2016, I requested all manuals and regulations that the FAA had that
referenced UFOs. These are the pages I received, which do not amount to
anything more than recommendations to submit UFO reports to the National UFO
Reporting Center or law enforcement.