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10th Aerospace Defense Group
Emblem of the 10th Aerospace Defense Group
Active 1967-1971
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Air Defense
Part of Aerospace Defense Command

The 10th Aerospace Defense Group is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with 9th Air Division, being stationed at Vandenburg Air Force Base, California. It was inactivated on 31 Dec 1971.

It replaced the 10th Aerospace Defense Squadron as ADC command and control organization for Program 437 anti-satellite weapons operations program.





  • Established as 10th Aerospace Defense Group on 1 Jan 1967
Inactivated on 31 Dec 1971



Possible components, organization's complete history and units are classified Secret by USAFHRA (2009)[1]

  • 10th Aerospace Defense Squadron, 1 Jan 1967-31 Dec 1971
  • 12th Missile Warning Squadron, Thule AB, Greenland
  • 13th Missile Warning Squadron, Clear AFS, Alaska
  • Det #1 to 24, 10th Air Defense Squadron, Johnston Atoll.
  • 16th Aerospace Surveillance Squadron, Shemya AFS, Alaska
  • 18th Aerospace Surveillance Squadron, Vandenburg AFB, California

Numerous sensor units stationed throughout the world.


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


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