Alaska Mission Operations Center


The Alaska Mission Operations Center (AMOC) is a U.S. National Security Agency facility located on Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska.[1] The facility is considered one of two "consolidated intelligence centers" and is supported by the 373d Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group of the 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing of the U.S. Air Force.[1][2] Along with the Misawa Security Operations Center (MSOC) in Japan, AMOC provides combat intelligence to battlefield commanders, commands and U.S. Department of Defense leadership.[1] The NSA operation at Elmendorf AFB was a suspected ECHELON ground station.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "U.S. Air Force Fact Sheet: 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing". U.S. Air Force. March 2013. Archived from the original on 12 March 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Air Force ISR Agency Instruction 10-102: Cryptologic Operations" (PDF). U.S. Air Force. November 14, 2007. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  3. ^ "Declassified documents confirm secret worldwide US surveillance network". Yahoo! News. Agence France-Presse. February 4, 2000. Archived from the original on July 17, 2014.

Coordinates: 61°15′54″N 149°50′42″W / 61.265°N 149.845°W / 61.265; -149.845