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Kansas City Air Defense Sector


Active 1961-1962
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Air Defense
Part of Air Defense Command
Map of Great Falls ADS

The Kansas City Air Defense Sector (KCADS) is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with the Air Defense Command 29th Air Division, being stationed at Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base , Missouri. It was inactivated on 1 January 1962



Established in January 1960 assuming control of former ADC Central Air Defense Force units with a mission to provide air defense of Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas along with sections of southern Missouri; Illinois; Indiana and Ohio; western West Virginia; Virginia; North and South Carolina; northern Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and small sections of northeast Texas and eastern Oklahoma.

The organization provided command and control over several aircraft and RADAR squadrons. Also operated a Semi Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) direction center.

Inactivated on 1 January 1962 as part of ADC reorganization and consolidation, the command's units being reassigned to several (20th, 34th, 32d) Air Divisions.



  • Established as Kansas City Air Defense Sector on 1 Jan 1960
Inactivated on 1 Jan 1962





 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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