601 Air & Space Operations Center Remains At Tyndall

The 601st Air and Space Operations Center will remain at Tyndall Air Force Base.

The defense department was considering a consolidation of the 601st with the 612th AOC at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona.

That would have meant Tyndall would lose 535 jobs, but Tuesday the department of defense notified U.S. Senator Bill Nelson that the 2 centers will remain intact.

Defense officials say they’ve been able to achieve budget savings with other options, allowing the 2 centers to continue their unique missions, which are tracking aircraft in North American Airspace.

Sen. Nelson says he does not see any future threat to any other Tyndall or Eglin Missions in the foreseeable future.

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