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Phoenix Air Defense Sector


Emblem of the Phoenix Air Defense Sector
Active 1960-1966
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Air Defense
Part of Air Defense Command
Map of Phoenix ADS

The Phoenix Air Defense Sector (PhADS) is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with the Air Defense Command 28th Air Division, being stationed at Luke Air Force Base , Arizona. It was inactivated on 1 Apr 1966

PhADS was established in June 1959 assuming control of former ADC Western Air Defense Force units in Arizona; southwestern California; southern Nevada and southwestern Utah. 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 April 1966 as part of an ADC consolodation and reorganization; then redesignated as 27th Air Division.





  • Established as Phoenix Air Defense Sector on 15 Jun 1959
Inactivated on 1 Apr 1966, redesignated as 27th Air Division





 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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