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35th Air Division

35th Air Division
Emblem of the 35th Air Division
Active 1951–1969
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Command and Control
Part of Air Defense Command
35th Air Division ADC AOR 1951-1958
35th Air Division ADC AOR 1966-1969

The 35th Air Division (35th AD) is an inactive Air Defense Command, assigned to First Air Force, being stationed at Hancock Field, New York. It was inactivated on 19 November 1969.


Assigned to Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi.

In 1966, the area changed to include most of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and southern Maine when the division assumed the responsibilities of the inactivated Boston Air Defense Sector.

Assumed additional designation of 35th NORAD Region after activation of the NORAD Combat Operations Center at Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado and reporting was transferred to NORAD from ADC at Ent AFB in April 1966. The division participated in numerous live and simulated exercises such as Apache Brave, Mohawk Echo, and Desk Top.

Inactivated in November 1969 as ADC phased down its interceptor mission as the chances of a Soviet bomber attack on the United States seemed remote, its mission being consolidated into North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).


  • Established as 35 Air Division (Defense) on 11 June 1951
Activated on 1 July 1951
Inactivated on 1 February 1952
  • Organized on 1 February 1952
Inactivated on 15 November 1958
  • Redesignated 35 Air Division, and activated, on 20 January 1966
Organized on 1 April 1966
Inactivated on 19 November 1969.





Gunter AFB, Alabama, 8 September 1957-15 November 1958


Suffolk County AFB, New York, 1 December 1967-30 September 1968


Suffolk County AFB, New York, 30 September 1968-31 December 1969
McGhee-Tyson MAP, Tennessee, 18 August 1955-1 March 1956
McGhee-Tyson MAP, Tennessee, 16 February 1953-18 August 1955

Interceptor squadron

Loring AFB, Maine, 15 September-19 November 1969

Missile squadrons

Otis AFB, Massachusetts, 1 April 1966-19 November 1969
Niagara Falls Air Force Missile Site, New York, 15 September-19 November 1969
McGuire AFB, New Jersey, 1 Dec 1967-1 Oct 1972.

Radar squadrons

See also


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

  • Winkler, David F. (1997), Searching the skies: the legacy of the United States Cold War defense radar program. Prepared for United States Air Force Headquarters Air Combat Command.
  • A Handbook of Aerospace Defense Organization 1946 - 1980, by Lloyd H. Cornett and Mildred W. Johnson, Office of History, Aerospace Defense Center, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado
  • Aerospace Defense Command publication, The Interceptor, January 1979 (Volume 21, Number 1)
  • Air Force Historical Research Agency: 35th Air Division
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