Shore thing: teamwork, collaboration abound at ShOC
By Lt. Col. Michael Garrott, Air Force District of Washington Public Affairs
/ Published February 07, 2020
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. --
In the latest example of Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region collaboration, Naval District of Washington Commandant Rear Adm. Carl Lahti; Air Force District of Washington Commander Maj. Gen. Ricky N. Rupp; Air Force Element Commander and Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, D.C., Vice Commander Col. Michael J. Zuhlsdorf; and AFDW Logistics Director Col. Christoff Gaub toured the Shore Operations Center, ShOC, at Naval District of Washington Headquarters, D.C., Feb. 6.
The expansive facility oversees the Virtual Perimeter Monitoring Systems of Naval installations in the NCR, to include JBAB and the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. The system uses multiple layers of security at the defined perimeter to detect unauthorized access or breaching at the installations.
The ShOC can also direct patrol dispatch to any of the facility it monitors, ensuring emergency and security forces have the necessary information they need to respond.
JFHQ-NCR leadership reports that the organization remains not only ready to execute the full spectrum of military operations supporting the NCR, but it also collaborates to secure the installations where service members and their families work and live.