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This article's subject relates to Season 2 of 24.

The Northwest Regional Operations Complex was a military installation in Oregon. It was located not far from Lake Oswego and the Oregon presidential retreat.

It was a large underground facility staffed by various military and civilian employees. The main operations center was a circular room with a conference table and desks around the edge, and there were also corridors leading to holding rooms.

Day 2[]

2x01 briefing table

Palmer learns of the bomb

On the morning of Day 2, President David Palmer was driven to the Northwest Regional Operations Complex for an urgent briefing. He was greeted in the entrance by Eric Rayburn of the NSA, who escorted him to the situation room and briefed him on the threat of a nuclear bomb attack being planned by Second Wave. Palmer then went to his office to call the Prime Minister of Afghanistan. Shortly before 9am, Rayburn invited the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the facility for a meeting, a move which was not authorized by the President. ("8:00am-9:00am")

Palmer, Rayburn and Lynne Kresge worked from the facility to control the news of the bomb and avoid mass hysteria. When they heard reporter Ron Wieland was digging around the story, Palmer summoned Richard Armus to arrest Wieland and take him to a holding room in the Operations Complex. ("9:00am-10:00am")

2x04 Palmer's office

Palmer in his office

Jack Bauer then called the OC to warn them of an impeding attack on CTU Los Angeles. Lynne took the call as Palmer was at a press conference, and she spent the next 45 minutes attempting to reach the President to pass on the news, impeded by Rayburn. Palmer learned of the attack just before 11am, but too late to warn CTU. Palmer questioned Lynne in his office about when she took the call from Jack, and in response to her statement he fired Rayburn and had him escorted from the building. ("10:00am-11:00am", "11:00am-12:00pm")

Shortly after 12pm, Palmer received a briefing from an officer about potential targets, and Roger Stanton arrived to replace Rayburn. Later, Palmer was in his office when he saw the news of Ambassador Shareef's helicopter crashing. After a military evacuation was ordered without Palmer's consent, he questioned Stanton in his office, but Stanton blamed Rayburn for giving the order. ("12:00pm-1:00pm", "1:00pm-2:00pm")

2x08 Armus and Sherry

Sherry is given access to the facility

Mike Novick arrived at the complex around 2:20pm and spoke to Stanton about Rayburn's dismissal. Later, Sherry Palmer was given provisional clearance to enter the facility, which Stanton questioned Lynne on. Sherry was escorted by Armus to Wieland's holding room, where she tried to convince him to drop the story about the bomb and his incarceration. After she left, Armus let Wieland out of his room and the facility, which Novick showed Palmer on CCTV footage after the fact. ("2:00pm-3:00pm", "3:00pm-4:00pm")

2x10 OC corridors

Stanton sneaks away to speak to Sherry

Just before 6pm, Stanton was in a back corridor when he received a call from Sherry, informing him that she had told Palmer about OPCOM in order to regain his trust. Palmer and Novick then had Colonel Lamb arrest Stanton at his desk and take him to a holding room, for deceiving the President. Palmer went to the holding room to question Stanton, but he denied involvement in the bomb threat. Palmer called in Secret Service agent Ted Simmons to interrogate Stanton, using electroshock torture to extract information. ("5:00pm-6:00pm", "6:00pm-7:00pm")

Palmer observed the interrogation remotely from his office, and also spoke with Jack over the phone, forbidding him from using Syed Ali's family as leverage. Lynne told Mike that she found out about a secret meeting with an informant outside the secure compound, so she went there but was confronted by Sherry. ("7:00pm-8:00pm")

2x11 OC holding room

Palmer confronts Stanton

At around 8pm, Palmer visited Stanton who confessed to having NSA track the bomb into the country with the intention of apprehending it before it went off. Palmer then granted Sherry access to the OC to investigate Stanton's connection with Bruce Gluck, and Lynne met her in an elevator, making the rules clear. Palmer found out that Stanton's commandos tracking the bomb were killed, and Stanton revealed there was a seventh man who was now missing. Just before 9pm, after CTU discovered a decoy bomb, Stanton told the President that he was in league with Sherry. ("8:00pm-9:00pm")

2x15 briefing table

They discuss how to deal with the bomb

Palmer was in his office just before 10pm when he learned that CTU had secured the bomb. He then went to the operations center with Mike and Lynne and discussed options for where best to take the bomb before it detonated. They decided on the Mojave Desert, and once they had word that the bomb was being transported there out of Los Angeles, he had Davis prepare Air Force One. They then left the OC to fly to Los Angeles, as the threat had been neutralised. ("9:00pm-10:00pm", "10:00pm-11:00pm")

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