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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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Naval Air Station Whidbey Island assisted with 5 saves over the weekend! Stop by https://t.co/W2pnJdSlSs for more!
RT @Norad_Northcom: FAA reported stolen a/c from Sea-Tac airport and requested DoD assistance. NORAD launched 2x F-15 who intercepted the a…
2 saves on Wednesday. A missing hiker in CO & an injured cliff diver in WA. Visit https://t.co/W2pnJdSlSs for more.
AFRCC & 189th General Support Aviation Battalion assists local authorities in the #rescue of a lost hiker in MT. Vi… https://t.co/fwymKeQLrD
Personal Locator Beacon helps rescuers locate a missing hiker near Linville, N.C. Stop by https://t.co/W2pnJdSlSs for more.
Take a look at some of the photos from day 1 of the 3 day live-fly air defense exercise, CrossTell, in Portland, OR. https://t.co/LJuSQ8K5BA
4 saves yesterday! A pilot #rescued from a plane crash in UT, 2 stranded hikers in WA, & an injured hiker in CO.… https://t.co/l4NrjS3nyV
4 saves over the weekend! A stranded climber in OR, and 3 injured persons in WA. https://t.co/W2pnJdSlSs for more on these saves.
AFRCC assists local authorities with 2 saves, an injured hiker in Kings Canyon National Park, CA & an injured hiker… https://t.co/NaLYKS2bOo
NAS Whidbey Island launches MH-60 helo to #rescue 2 stranded hikers on Mount Baker, WA. https://t.co/W2pnJdSlSs for more on this rescue.
AFRCC & CAP help local authorities search for a stranded motorist in Oktibbeha County, MS. Visit https://t.co/W2pnJdSlSs for more.
AFRCC & CO Army National Guard help local authorities #rescue 3 stranded hikers near Apache Peak, CO. https://t.co/W2pnJdSlSs for more.
AFRCC & MT Army National Guard help #rescue 137 stranded campers & counselors near Augusta, MT. https://t.co/W2pnJdSlSs for more.
2 saves! A lost hiker in CA & a medevac of an injured person in WA. https://t.co/W2pnJdSlSs for more.
6 saves this week! 4 lost hikers in WA & 2 lost fishermen in CO. Visit https://t.co/W2pnJdSlSs for more.
5 saves over the weekend! A missing person in CA, an injured hiker in CO, & 3 lost rafters in NV. https://t.co/W2pnJdSlSs for more.
AFRCC & NAS Whidbey Island help local authorities #rescue an injured pilot in WA. https://t.co/W2pnJdSlSs for more. https://t.co/oO4xDap0mY
AFRCC assists local authorities in #rescue of distressed boater on Lake Powell, UT. https://t.co/W2pnJdSlSs for more.
3 saves over the weekend. 2 lost hikers in CO & an injured hiker in NV. Visit https://t.co/W2pnJdSlSs for more.
RT @WashoeSheriff: Hunter Creek Trail rescue mission complete. @TMFPD and @WashoeSheriff very grateful to the air crew and medics from @fal

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