U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. G. Scott Key, senior offensive duty officer, 601st Air Operations Center (AOC), talks on the phone while practicing personal safety protocols due to the current COVID-19 global pandemic at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, May 4, 2020. Currently, to keep a healthy, responsive force during COVID-19, members of America’s AOC are practicing social distancing, proper hygiene and exercising personal protective gear measures. The 601 AOC plans, directs, and assesses air and space operations for the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command. The 601 AOC secures the skies over the continental U.S. and provides aerial support to local authorities following natural disasters like hurricanes or earthquakes. The 601 AOC is primarily manned by the 101st Air and Space Operations Group, Florida Air National Guard. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Regina Young)