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Portland Air Defense Sector

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Portlandads-emblem.jpg
Emblem of the Portland Air Defense Sector
Active 1948-1966
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Air Defense
Part of Air Defense Command
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Carroll W. McColpin
Map of Portland ADS

The Portland Air Defense Sector (PADS) is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with the 25th Air Division, being stationed at Adair Air Force Station, Oregon. It was inactivated on 1 April 1966.

PADS was established in June 1958 assuming control of former ADC Western Air Defense Force units in eastern Oregon and northwest California. 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; and its units were reassigned to 28th Air Division.

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Lineage

  • Established as Portland Air Defense Sector on 8 Jun 1958
Inactivated on 1 Apr 1966

Assignments

Stations

  • Adair Air Force Station, Oregon, 8 Jun 1958-1 Apr 1966

Components

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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