US Navy Boeing E-6 Mercury airborne command post

The Boeing E-6 Mercury is an American military aircraft. It operates as an airborne command post and communications center, relaying instructions from the National Command Authority. Its role in relaying to the fleet ballistic missile submarines gives one of its missions the acronym TACAMO ("Take Charge and Move Out").
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@ 2009-02-17 09:52:53
This is the West Coast Alert Take Charge And Move Out (TACAMO).

A typical mission lasts eight to 12 hours. TACAMO crews stand alert at Travis AFB, California; NAS Patuxent River, Maryland; Offutt AFB; and at Tinker AFB. These sites allow the E-6A/B to provide 100-percent global coverage.