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Albuquerque Air Defense Sector


Emblem of Albuquerque Air Defense Sector
Active 1960
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Air Defense
Part of Air Defense Command
Map of Albuquerque ADS

The Albuquerque Air Defense Sector (AADS) is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with the 33d Air Division, being stationed at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. It was inactivated on 1 November 1960.

AADS was established in 1960 by redesignation of the Air Defense Command 34th Air Division. The mission of the AADS was to provide air defense of New Mexico and most of Texas. The organization provided command and control over several aircraft and radar squadrons.

On 1 November 1960 the Albuquerque ADS was inactivated without gaining operational status when ADC ended command and control operations at Kirtland and Air Research and Development command becoming the Major Command to which Kirtland was assigned.

The organizations under AADS were inactivated or placed under the 4752d Air Defense Wing (later Oklahoma City Air Defense Sector) after inactivation.





  • Established as Albuquerque Air Defense Sector on 1 Jan 1960
Inactivated on 1 Nov 1960




Fighter units
Radar unit


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

  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0892010924.
  • Ravenstein, Charles A. (1984). Air Force Combat Wings Lineage and Honors Histories 1947-1977. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0912799129.

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