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30th Air Division
USAF 30th Air Division Crest.jpg
Emblem of the 30th Air Division
Active 1948-1968
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Command and Control
Part of Air Defense Command

The 30th Air Division (30th AD) is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with Air Defense Command, assigned to Tenth Air Force, being stationed at Sioux City Municipal Airport, Iowa. It was inactivated on 18 September 1968.





  • Established as 30 Air Division (Defense) on 8 November 1949
Activated on 16 December 1949
Inactivated on 1 February 1952
  • Organized on 1 February 1952
Redesignated: 30 Air Division (SAGE) on 1 April 1959
Redesignated: 30 Air Division on 1 April 1966
Discontinued, and inactivated, on 18 September 1968


Attached to: Eastern Air Defense Force, 1 January 31 - August 1950




Attached: 27 Nov 1950-1 February 1951


Truax Field, Wisconsin
Custer AFS, Michigan
Duluth Airport, Minnesota
K.I. Sawyer AFB, Michigan


Selfridge AFB, Michigan
Richards-Gebaur AFB, Missouri
Kincheloe AFB, Michigan
Inactivated and redesignated: 1st Fighter Wing (Air Defense), 18 Oct 1956-1 Apr 1959
Selfridge AFB, Michigan
Presque Isle AFB, Maine


Niagara Falls MAP, New York
Greater Pittsburgh Apt, Pennsylvania
K. I. Sawyer AFB, Michigan
Youngstown MAP, Ohio
Truax Field, Wisconsin
Duluth MAP, Minnesota
Wurtsmith AFB, Michigan
K. I. Sawyer AFB, Michigan
Kincheloe AFB, Michigan


Wurtsmith AFB, Michigan
  • 37 Air Defense Missile (BOMARC) : 1 March-1 April 1960
Kinchloe AFB, Michigan
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
Greater Pittsburgh Apt, Pennsylvania
  • 74th Air Defense Missile Squadron (BOMARC-B)
Duluth International Airport, Minnesota, 1960-1972
Lockbourne AFB, Ohio
Bunker Hill AFB, Indiana

Operational History

The 30th equipped, administered, trained, and provided operationally ready forces to the appropriate CONAD/NORAD commanders for air defense of a designated area of responsibility that embraced at various times the Midwest part of the United States, from Kentucky to Minnesota, and from Nebraska to New York. The division trained attached and assigned units and supervised and participated in numerous exercises such as Kiowa Knife and Mandan Indian.


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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