U.S. Customs and Border Protection NASOC-A

 U.S. Customs and Border Protection NASOC-A poster art.

The NASOC-A (National Air Security Operations Center Albuquerque) provides tactical, operational, and strategic intelligence to DHS (Dept Homeland Security), CBP (Customs/Border Patrol), and other federal law enforcement agencies. It utilizes the King Air 200. They operate all over the country wherever required, but are based out of Kirtland AFB, NM (home of the balloon fiesta).

The Beechcraft Super King Air family is part of a line of twin-turboprop aircraft produced by Beechcraft. The Model 200 and Model 300 series were originally marketed as the “Super King Air” family, but the “Super” was dropped in 1996. They form the King Air line together with the King Air Model 90 and 100 series.

Kirtland Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located in the southeast quadrant of the Albuquerque, New Mexico urban area, adjacent to the Albuquerque International Sunport. The base was named for the early Army aviator Col. Roy C. Kirtland. The military and the international airport share the same runways, making ABQ a joint civil-military airport.

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a yearly festival of hot air balloons that takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA during early October. The Balloon Fiesta is a nine-day event, and has over 500 balloons each year. The event is the largest hot air balloon festival in the world.

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Design by Michael Ross

Location: New Orleans, LA
Michael spent his childhood reading such literary classics as “Sgt. Rock” and “Enemy Ace”, spending hours copying the illustrations. He later received a B.A. in Art and still uses his comic book influence along with his love of history and aviation in his work.

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