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601st Air Operations Ctr & 101st Air and Space Operations Grp

The 601st Air Operations Center (often referred to as America's AOC) plans, directs, and assesses air and space operations for the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM). The AOC provides aerospace warning and control for NORAD Defensive Counter Air activities. Additionally, it directs Air Force air and space capabilities in support of USNORTHCOM homeland security and civil support missions.

America's AOC fills the critical need to meet the challenge of directing all air sovereignty activities for the continental U.S., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and their surrounding waters.

Another critical mission performed at America's AOC includes participation with Continental U.S. NORAD Region-1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) in Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) to provide urgent life-saving relief and rescue operations during natural or man-made disasters.

With each of these on-going operations, America's AOC remains ever vigilant in its mission of defending the homeland from aerial attack. Manning for America's AOC primarily comes from the 101st Air and Space Operations Group (AOG) of the Florida Air National Guard. The 101st AOG, formally known as the Southeast Air Defense Sector, stood up on July 1, 2009.

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RT @SecAFOfficial: The launch of an independent U.S. Space Force propels us into a new era dedicated to protecting U.S. national interests…
Community leaders joined Continental U.S. NORAD Region–1st Air Force (AFs Northern) leaders for a Holiday Open Hous… https://t.co/KYJAuVUBeN
Tracking Santa continues at a recent community event attended by NORAD’s Continental U.S. Region based at Tyndall A… https://t.co/Sf2NutUeFg
NORAD Air Defense Exercise in Wash D.C. a success. Falcon Virgo, a routine monthly ex, honed Intercept & ID ops yes… https://t.co/XugvFU9QtP
Members of the Western Air Defense Sector recently gave Lt. Gen. Marc H. Sasseville an immersion tour of its facili… https://t.co/P7GYgAT4F7
There is always something for which to be thankful. At CONR-1AF (AFNORTH), we are thankful for the opportunity to d… https://t.co/WwG7ZgHfZC
Training success! The 1st AF-CONR/ 601st AOC/ & the Eastern Air Defense Sector supported a NORAD exercise in coord… https://t.co/8oHZnZJvs1
RT @USNorthernCmd: NORAD & USNORTHCOM Commander, Gen. O’Shaughnessy, hosted @DepSecDef, David L. Norquist today to the commands’ headquarte…
Today we paused to reflect upon the effects of Hurricane Michael and share optimism as Tyndall AFB is set to be reb… https://t.co/Jm1IET6rIv
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RT @USNorthernCmd: .@USArmy helos prepare to move personnel & supplies at Marsh Harbour Airport, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, Sept. 9, for #Hurr
@USNorthernCmd is providing airfield opening and heavy vertical lift in support of The Office of Foreign Disaster A… https://t.co/U94A9UTFIZ
RT @USNorthernCmd: .@USNorthernCmd is providing appropriate assistance in support of @theOFDA and in coordination with the @USEmbassyNassau
USNORTHCOM expands and enhances our trusted partnership with our neighbors through military-to-military engagements… https://t.co/SrfruC3O2K
RT @FAANews: #Pilots: To help support the acute humanitarian needs of the #Bahamian people, the #FAA has issued a Temporary Flight Restrict…
In support of #HurricaneDorianBahamas disaster relief, SecDef authorized USNORTHCOM to provide transportation logis… https://t.co/lnLwWYaaXk
Yesterday, LTG Laura Richardson, @usarmynorth commander, paid a visit to Tyndall AFB, maintaining coordination be… https://t.co/YhHEfQrn7V

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