Country: Australia Region: NSW
Latitude: 35° 20' 34" S Longitude: 149° 22' 33" E
Area use / Military Branches: Ative
Headquarters Joint Operations Command (HQJOC). The Australian Defence Force's (ADF) operational level headquarters.
Responsible for commanding and controlling ADF operations worldwide and formed from "Headquarters Australian Theatre" (HQAST) in 2004 to reflect the changing internal structure of the ADF and the need to establish a purpose built, collocated joint HQ.
This recently built facility is in located the middle of nowhere east of Canberra about half-way between Bungendore and Queanbeyan in New South Wales.
The most significant changes to the headquarters were the creation of an underground 24/7 Joint Control Centre, the establishment of five one-star level branch heads and the expansion and re-location of Plans Branch
From December 2008, it has been based at the General John Baker Complex, on the Kings Highway about 15km north of Queanbeyan, New South Wales and 10km from Bungendore. The entrypoint for the underground facility is nearby located at lat/long: 35° 18' 45" S, 149° 21' 46" E
Closed hi-sec facility.
Main entry http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e6/HQJOC_gate.JPG
Inside HQJOC http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/ad/Staff_at_work_in_the_HQJOC_Joint_Control_Centre_at_Bungendore.jpg
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