609th Air Operations Center

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609th Air Operations Center
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609th Air and Space Operations Center emblem
Active 1994 – present[1]
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Command and control
Part of Air Combat Command/9th Air Force
Garrison/HQ Al Udeid AB, Qatar
Decorations Outstanding Unit ribbon.svg AFOUA
Air Force Col. Dave Iverson[2]

The United States Air Force's 609th Air Operations Center (609 AOC) is a unit located at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar.[1]


  • To provide command and control of air and space operations in the CENTCOM AOR.[1]
  • To release an Air Tasking Order (ATO) daily in support of the guidance passed down by the CFACC.[1]


The 609 AOC was constituted and activated as 609 Air Operations Group on 1 Jan 1994. The unit was later redesignated as 609 Air and Space Operations Center on 1 Mar 2008.[1]

Previous designations[edit]

  • 609th Air Operations Group (1 Jan 1994 – 1 Mar 2008)[1]
  • 609th Air and Space Operations Center (1 Mar 2008 – Dec 1, 2014)[1]
  • 609th Air Operations Center (1 Dec 2014 - present)


Major Command/Unified Command[edit]

Bases stationed[edit]



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Robert B. Kane (8 February 2010). "Factsheets: 609 Air and Space Operations Center (ACC)". Air Force Historical Research Agency. Archived from the original on 28 September 2015. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr. (18 April 2012). "USO Celebrities Visit Joint Operations Center". American Forces Press Service. Retrieved 15 August 2012.