Upon establishment of FACSFAC Jacksonville, the mission assumed was one that was initially assigned to Commander Fleet Air Jacksonville (COMFAIRJAX) until 30 June 1973. On 1 July 1973, upon disestablishment of COMFAIRJAX, four members of COMFAIRJAX Staff were transferred to the Naval Air Station Jacksonville for admininstrative support and co-located with the Navy Ground Control Intercept Site (NGCI) to continue the mission as the Jacksonville Operating Area Coordication Center (JOACC). This was the first small step toward cobining the individual functions associated with scheduling and control of the Jacksonville Fleet Operating Areas.
Since 1973, the mission performed by JOACC steadily increased in scope and complexity. In July 1974, the Cheif of Naval Operations (CNO) verified the operational requirement for the establishment of a Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility at NAS Jacksonville and the JOACC and NGCI site were scheduled for expansion into an interim FACSFAC. To fulfill this ever increasing need for coordinating military and civilian use of the Jacksonville Fleet Areas, the CNO directed in August 1976, that FACSFACJAX be established as a separate command effective 1 April 1977.
FACSFACJAX is responsibile to COMNAVAIRLANT for the scheduling and control of offshore Fleet Operating Areas, Military Special Use Airspace, land target, and electronic warfare missions. FACSFACJAX is also the military coordinator with the Federal Aviation Agency and other applicable agencies for the liaison required by Fleet users for operations in the FACSFACJAX area of responsibilty.