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Great Falls Air Defense Sector

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Emblem of the Great Falls Air Defense Sector
Active 1959-1966
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Air Defense
Part of Air Defense Command
Map of Great Falls ADS

The Great Falls Air Defense Sector (GFADS) is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with the Air Defense Command 29th Air Division, being stationed at Malmstrom Air Force Base , Montana. It was inactivated on 1 April 1966

GFADS was established in March 1959 assuming control of former ADC Central Air Defense Force units with a mission to provide air defense of central Montana.The organization provided command and control over several aircraft and radar squadrons. Also operated a Semi Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) direction center.

The Sector was inactivated on 1 Apr 1966 as part of ADC reorganization and consolidation, the command being redesignated as the 28th Air Division.

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  • Established as Great Falls Air Defense Sector on 1 Mar 1959
Inactivated on 1 Apr 1966; redesignated as 28th Air Division

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References

 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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