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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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Protecting lives & property: Since late July we’ve made 52 retardant drops in N & S Calf., plus NW Nevada. Our… https://t.co/yWr2ZZwgTp
Suppressing wildland fires in support of USDA Forest Service & other agencies' efforts is a mission we are honored… https://t.co/lQVC66tPOq
5 saves over the past few days. An injured climber in WA, an injured skier in CO, a missing hiker in CO, & a plane… https://t.co/M24uoPgoaQ
Lt Gen Kirk Pierce is the new CONR-1AF(AFNORTH) commander today. Farewell Lt Gen Sasseville. Leaders of… https://t.co/PjtAqXhgMw
4 Saves in the past 2 days! The AFRCC & CAP helped local authorities search for a missing motorist in MT & 3 lost h… https://t.co/c5Y2dihG9c
Video of our NORAD HHQs’ aircraft intercepting 4x Russian aircraft: https://t.co/eImQZH2O2R
AFRCC & NAS Lemoore assist local authorities in the search for a missing camper in Tulare County, CA. Stop by… https://t.co/40wUyf0tBl
NORAD secured the skies over Cape Canaveral during first manned space launch in nearly nine years on May 30.… https://t.co/rZrwvsGWUV
@NORADCommand CF-18s and F-15s, supported by KC-135 Stratotankers, and the Canadian and Eastern Air Defense Sector… https://t.co/SgRGG6cyWP
.@1stAF #CONR #EasternAirDefenseSector gained a new commander today, Col. Paul M. Bishop, whose change of command w… https://t.co/vDQwcplPG1
.@1stAF's #AFRCC assisted with the #rescue of an injured person from an ATV accident. #RescueAirmen from the… https://t.co/pSnYyO8wtF
Let’s reflect this #MemorialDay2020 for those who died in defense of our great nation and we will forever extend ou… https://t.co/MH3DJuQThD
The AFRCC assists local authorities in #rescue of two stranded hikers in AZ. Visit https://t.co/W2pnJe9WK0 for more.
.@1stAF's aligned @CivilAirPatrol #MichiganWing transport #COVID19 test kits. #CAP, is the official #auxiliary of t… https://t.co/IgT0bhgMo8
.@1stAF's aligned #volunteer force, @CivilAirPatrol, surpasses 10,000 man-days in its pandemic response due to… https://t.co/8zl4Rqlo0A
.@1stAF aligned @CivilAirPatrol #MichiganWing is on national news! #HealthcareHeroes are standing by to… https://t.co/uyNx40Dkw4
RT @DeptofDefense: Today we honor all active duty service members. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. #ArmedForcesDay https://t.co/I…
.@1stAF through @CivilAirPatrol the official #auxiliary of the @usairforce, #MichiganWing is assisting with… https://t.co/Gds1cOpUjK
RT @1stAF: @NORADCommand conducted an air defense exercise that included an intercept of @US_Stratcom bombers to demonstrate the air defens…

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