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Washington Air Defense Sector


Emblem of the Washington Air Defense Sector
Active 1958-1966
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Air Defense
Part of Air Defense Command
Map of Washington D.C. ADS

The Washington Air Defense Sector (WaADS) is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with the Air Defense Command 26th Air Division, being stationed at Fort Lee Air Force Station, Virginia. It was inactivated on 1 April 1966.

WaADS was established in September 1958 assuming control of former ADC Eastern Air Defense Force units primarily in Maryland; Delaware; virginia; North and South Carolina. Operated a Semi Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) direction center.

THe Sector was inactivated on 1 April 1966 as part of an ADC consolidation and reorganization; and then redesignated as 33d Air Division.





  • Established as 4625th Air Defense Wing, 1 Dec 1956
Redesignated: Washington Air Defense Sector on 1 Sep 1958
Inactivated on 1 Apr 1966; redesignated as 33d Air Division




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

  • 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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