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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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A HEARTFELT "THANK YOU" to our Mexican friends, neighbors, and allies who hosted #FAMEX2021, Sept 22-25. US aircrew… https://t.co/e4a50xGhSo
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A KC-135 Stratotanker is wheels down in @mexico for @FAMEX 2021. The tanker, from the 92nd Air Refueling Wing,… https://t.co/XehfBbFSgM
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1AF Auxiliary Chaplains keep the faith, forging a new alliance w/Airmen in CA. The program & partnership, in develo… https://t.co/1Giec3TToW
#ThatOthersMayLive, at the request of @WAemd our Air Force’s Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC) requested a helicop… https://t.co/FXia9Sb8MN
HOLDING THE LINE -- a MAFFS-equipped C-130 drops retardant ahead of the McFarland Fire in N. California to prevent… https://t.co/X6qvMVT9ON
NORAD's Continental U.S. Region will conduct a routine air defense exercise, Falcon Virgo, midnight-2:30 a.m. (EDT)… https://t.co/ZPtZJ0NWLL
In a look back on September 11, 2001, Jeremy Powell, a former member of the Northeast Air Defense Sector (NEADS), n… https://t.co/eGS8Ew437K
AFNORTH commander Lt. Gen. Kirk Pierce visited Fort McCoy, WI, where U.S. NORTHCOM is providing temporary housing,… https://t.co/5qCCjE8tBN
RT @USNorthernCmd: .@USArmy Soldiers from @JBLM_PAO are on the fire line at the #DixieFire in California. They are deployed under @USArmyNo…
Two of 1AF's leaders in Louisiana spoke live on air today on Hurricane Ida relief efforts. Joining The Brian Rust S… https://t.co/dsFbPL3QVR
FULL-THROTTLE AERIAL FIREFIGHTING ramped up to maximum capacity as @1stAF's 153rd AEG added two more… https://t.co/1kYWQersW4


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