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Reno Air Defense Sector

Reno Air Defense Sector
Emblem of the Reno Air Defense Sector
Active 1959–1966
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Air Defense
Part of Air Defense Command
Map of Phoenix ADS

The Reno Air Defense Sector (ReADS) is an inactive 28th Air Division, being stationed at Stead Air Force Base, Nevada.

Contents

  • History 1
    • Lineage 1.1
    • Assignments 1.2
    • Stations 1.3
    • Components 1.4
      • Radar squadrons 1.4.1
  • See also 2
  • References 3

History

ReADS was established in February 1959 assuming control of former ADC radar squadrons.

On 15 February the new Semi Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) Direction Center (DC-16) became operational. DC-16 was equipped with dual AN/FSQ-7 Computers. The day-to-day operations of the command was to train and maintain tactical flying units flying jet interceptor aircraft (F-94 Starfire; F-102 Delta Dagger; F-106 Delta Dart) in a state of readiness with training missions and series of exercises with SAC and other units simulating interceptions of incoming enemy aircraft.

The Sector was inactivated on 1 April 1966 as part of an ADC consolidation and reorganization; and its units were reassigned to the 26th Air Division.

Lineage

  • Established as Reno Air Defense Sector on 15 February 1959
Inactivated on 1 April 1966

Assignments

Stations

Components

Radar squadrons

Burns AFS, Oregon, 15 September 1960-1 April 1966
Winnemucca AFS, Nevada, 15 September 1960-1 April 1966
Baker AFS, Oregon, 15 September 1960-1 April 1966
Fallon AFS, Nevada, 15 September 1960-1 April 1966
Tonopah AFS, Nevada, 15 September 1960-1 April 1966

See also

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • A Handbook of Aerospace Defense Organization 1946 - 1980, by Lloyd H. Cornett and Mildred W. Johnson, Office of History, Aerospace Defense Center, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado
  • Winkler, David F. (1997), Searching the skies: the legacy of the United States Cold War defense radar program. Prepared for United States Air Force Headquarters Air Combat Command.
  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
  • Ravenstein, Charles A. (1984). Air Force Combat Wings Lineage and Honors Histories 1947–1977. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-912799-12-9.
  • Radomes.org Reno Air Defense Sector
External images
SAGE facilities
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