Thursday, February 20, 2014

Work in a Tactical Operations Center (TOC) in Afghanistan

All echelons of units that deploy to Afghanistan have a Tactical Operations Center (TOC) where they track the daily operations and activities of their units. This includes companies, battalions, brigades and divisions - every level has some type of TOC. A brigade combat team (BCT) has a lot of moving parts to include combat missions, cargo convoys, route clearance missions, visits to adjacent units, Key Leader Engagements, and events and activities with counter-part Afghan National Security Forces. The unit's TOC tracks the whereabouts and timelines of each of the moving parts. 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 10th Mountain Division is based at FOB Lightning in eastern Afghanistan. Their TOC stays very busy. Read about it here in "Spartan operations centers control the fight", DVIDS, February 14, 2014. (Photo by SGT Javier Amador, 10th Mtn PAO, Feb 14).

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