VCSAF visits the SHOC-N Battlelab

Howard Hughes Operations is part of the 805th Combat Training Squadron’s Shadow Operations Center-Nellis, or ShOC-N. ShOC-N is the Air Force’s primary Advanced Battle Management System Battlelab for experimentation and incubation of new command and control technologies and development of C2 tactics, techniques, and procedures enabling multi-echelon, multi-domain battle management.

Col. Aaron Gibney, 505th Combat Training Group commander (bottom center) welcomes Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force Gen. David Allvin (middle center) to the Howard Hughes Operations, or H2O, facility in downtown Las Vegas, Nev., Aug. 28, 2021. The Shadow Operations Center-Nellis, or ShOC-N, is Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr.’s designated primary Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) Battlelab for information gathering and disseminations and application testing and development.