Joint Air Defense Operations Center

, NAVFAC Washington

Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, DC

JADOC Operations Center

Vital to monitoring and safeguarding the skies, the Joint Air Defense Operations Center (JADOC) command and control centers operate 24/7, relaying information about airspace and air defense around the nation's capital.

Established following 9/11, JADOC initially operated from multiple temporary locations. With this new facility – and the command and control center at its heart – JADOC has consolidated functions into a permanent home and operates with 21st-century technology.

Inside the facility, the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army staff identify and track every aircraft entering Washington, DC. Given the importance of situational awareness and exchange, the command and control room is visible to all staff offices and circulation pathways. Mission support personnel easily enter and exit the control room with direct and uninterrupted access points.

And since JADOC is part of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), the rapid capture and exchange of critical information extends beyond that of the nation's capital. This essential defense data is communicated from JADOC across the country to determine appropriate tactical air defense execution.

Building Facts

  • 22,600 GSF new construction
  • Design-build
  • LEED Silver Design
  • SCIF

This is probably the most complex and sensitive mission that an air defender could conduct, whether in the air or on the ground.

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