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The Bucca Annex - Home of the SOCCE

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The JSOTF/SOCCE was behind a fenceline shrouded in green cloth. The outer compound was fairly large - three permanent shelters, a training area, and tentage for nearly 400 people. Inside the compound was the "secure area" - also known as the Bucca Annex or just "The Bucca". The Bucca was named for US Army Warrant Officer Ron Bucca.
Ron was in the Army and Army Reserve for 29 years. During this time, he was with the 101st Airborne, the 11th Special Forces Group and the Defense Intelligence Agency. He was also a civilian fire fighter. As a member of the New York City Fire Department, Ron responded to the crisis of 9/11 in 2001. He became the first Fire Marshal in NYC history to die in the line of duty. Because of his Special Ops background, and his sacrifice at the start of the War on Terror, it seemed appropriate to recognize him in this way, and the founding members of the JSOTF-HOA did just that.
Inside the Bucca, we had the living quarters for the SOCCE cadre, plus showers, toilets, Ops, Command Section, and all the directorates. In a pinch, we could seal off the Bucca, leaving the outer compound to be used by whoever while preserving the security and integrity of a fully operational special ops unit.

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