The Air Support Operations Center AN/TSQ-209 Communication Central system was designed and deployed by the National Security Division?s Integrated Defense Systems. The Air Support Operations Center or ASOC is an Air Force unit collocated with the Land Component Commander, responsible for managing air assets in support of ground maneuver. By January 2001, the INEEL has fielded six units, two each at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina, Fort Hood in Texas and Sullivan Barracks in Viernheim, Germany. Six more were in the works for 604 th ASOS at Camp Red Cloud in Korea, 111 th ASOS at Ft. Lewis, Washington and for the 182 ASOS Unit in Illinois. Each base receives two units for tactical ?leap-frogging?. One AN/TSQ-209 could be deployed and as the troops advance, the second would follow the maneuver units as the corps moves forward and become the primary unit.


Members of the 95th Fighter Squadron from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., marshal U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor fighter aircrafts near hardened aircraft shelters, Aug. 28, 2015, on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. The 95th FS deployed to Spangdahlem as part of the European Reassurance Initiative, which is intended to increase the capability, readiness and responsiveness of NATO forces in part by funding rotational force presence in Eastern Europe. This training deployment is also part of ensuring the 5th generation fighters can deploy to European bases and other NATO installations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)