The 608th Air Operations Center (AOC) is responsible for executing USSTRATCOM’s Air Tasking Cycle through all phases of conflict. It provides the Joint Force Air Component Commander (JFACC) assessments of operational-level plans for all bomber sorties departing the air defense identification zone. Additionally, as the COMAFSTRAT-Air/JFACC commander’s primary command and control node, the 608th AOC assures reliable, secure, global communications. It also provides situational awareness of all USSTRATCOM airborne/alert aircraft through all phases of conflict. Other responsibilities include building enduring processes with the geographic combatant commands, other functional AOCs and shaping total force Airmen to be combat, mission-ready anytime, anywhere.