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29th Air Division
USAF 29th Air Division Crest.jpg
Emblem of the 29th Air Division
Active 1951–1969
Country  United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Command and Control
Part of Air Defense Command

The 29th Air Division (29th AD) is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with Air Defense Command, being stationed at Duluth International Airport, Minnesota. It was inactivated on 15 November 1969.





  • Established as 29 Air Division (Defense) on 29 January 1951
Activated on 1 March 1951
Inactivated on 1 February 1952
  • Organized on 1 February 1952
Redesignated 29 Air Division (SAGE) on 1 January 1960
Organized as 29 Air Division on 1 April 1966 by redesignation of Duluth Air Defense Sector
Inactivated on 19 November 1969..





Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota
Malmstrom AFB, Montana
Richards-Gebaur AFB, Missouri
Minot AFB, North Dakota
Richards-Gebaur AFB, Missouri
Sioux City Municipal Airport, Iowa


Kincheloe AFB, Michigan


Minot AFB, North Dakota
Duluth Airport, Minnesota
Glasgow AFB, Montana
Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota


Glasgow AFB, Montana
Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota
Malmstrom AFB, Montana
  • 37th Air Defense Missile Squadron (BOMARC) : 1 April 1966 – 19 November 1969
Kincheloe AFB, Michigan
Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota
K.I. Sawyer AFB, Michigan
  • 74th Air Defense Missile Squadron (BOMARC) : 1 April 1966 – 19 November 1969.
Duluth Airport, Minnesota

Operational History

The division maintained a Direction Center at Richards Gebaur Air Force Base, Missouri, as part of the integrated air defense system of the Air Defense Command. In 1951, it assumed responsibility for the air defense of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and parts of Nevada, Utah, and Colorado. By 1953, the area changed to include North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska. The 29th supervised the training of its units, and participated in numerous training exercises. In 1966, the division's area changed again to include Minnesota, parts of Wisconsin, and North Dakota, and further expanded to cover most of Iowa by 1969.


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

  • Aerospace Defense Command publication, The Interceptor, January 1979 (Volume 21, Number 1).

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