AFI 13-1AOC VOL 3
OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES-AIR OPERATIONS CENTER (AOC)
|Publication Date:||2 November 2011|
This document describes all the processes used by the AOC WS across the full spectrum of military operations with a primary emphasis on major contingency operations. During smaller-scale contingencies or day-to-day operations, the AOC may not employ all the capabilities or teams described herein. The AOC described in this AFI is both an AF unit and a weapons system that may be employed by the COMAFFOR to exercise control of AF forces, or form the core of a joint (or combined) AOC (JAOC) and be employed by the Joint Force Air Component Commander (JFACC) to exercise control of joint (or combined) air forces. In addition, the COMAFFOR may tailor the organizational construct of their AOC team as required to support their specific mission and available manning. Since the AOC is normally employed, with joint augmentation, as the core of a JAOC, under the command of a JFACC, and since the AOC and JAOC processes and procedures are the same, for purposes of this AFI we will use the terms COMAFFOR and AOC only when addressing AF specific AOC employment and JFACC/JAOC when addressing broader, joint or combined AOC employment. Functional AOCs, to include the 624th Operations Center (AFCYBER), will be addressed in the functional MAJCOM/unit supplements and Chapter 9 due to the specific nature of their organizational structure and differing processes from the geographic AOCs.