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Flintstone Air Force Station

Flintstone Air Force Station
Part of Air Defense Command (ADC)
Flintstone AFS
Flintstone AFS
Location of Flintstone AFS, Georgia
Type Air Force Station
Site information
Controlled by  United States Air Force
Site history
Built 1955
In use 1955-1960
Garrison information
Garrison 867th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
Emblem of the 867th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron

Flintstone Air Force Station (ADC ID: SM-165) is a closed Flintstone, Georgia. It was closed in 1960.


Flintstone Air Force Station was initially part of Phase II of the Air Defense Command Mobile Radar program. The Air Force approved this expansion of the Mobile Radar program on October 23, 1952. Radars in this network were designated “SM.”

The station became operational on 1 October 1955 when the 867th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron activated AN/MPS-11 and AN/TPS-10D radars at the site, and initially the station functioned as a Ground-Control Intercept (GCI) and warning station. As a GCI station, the squadron's role was to guide interceptor aircraft toward unidentified intruders picked up on the unit's radar scopes. By 1960 the 867th was operating AN/FPS-6 and AN/FPS-8 radars.

On 25 July 1960, the Air Force discontinued the 867th AC&W Squadron and closed Flintstone AFS on 31 July due to budgetary constraints.

Air Force units and assignments


  • Constituted as the 867th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
Activated at Dobbins AFB (M-87), GA on 8 June 1955
Moved to Flintstone AFS on 1 October 1955
Discontinued and inactivated on 25 July 1960


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