U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) broke ground on its expansion of the Air and Marine Operations Center (AMOC) at the March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, California on Wednesday.
“AMOC’s mission to secure America is much more complex than ever given the dynamic threats we confront,” Tony Crowder, acting deputy executive assistant commissioner for AMO, said. “We continuously expand our thinking and tool kit in order to mitigate our adversary’s ill intentions towards Americans. This 22,000-square-foot expansion will allow us to shift support functions from our current building and thus create more operational space to house our increases in personnel and latest generation technology.”
AMOC, a US commanded, global, multi-domain operations center directs the interdiction of suspect aviation and maritime vessels by using advanced technology to find, identify, follow and eventually capture those vessels.
The one year project, when completed, will be home to information technology equipment, staff working areas, administrative offices, conference and break rooms, and secure storage spaces.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for us,” Loren Flossman, director of the border patrol AMO Program Management Office, said. “We look forward to working with the Unites States Army Corps of Engineers to deliver a facility expansion that will support their current and future mission critical needs.”