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San Francisco Air Defense Sector

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San Francisco Air Defense Sector

San Francisco Air Defense Sector
Emblem of the San Francisco Air Defense Sector
Active 1959–1963
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Air Defense
Part of Air Defense Command
Carroll W. McColpin
Map of San Francisco ADS

The San Francisco Air Defense Sector (SFADS) is an inactive 28th Air Division, being stationed at Beale Air Force Base, California.


SFADS was established in February 1959 assuming control of former ADC radar squadrons.

On 1 December 1960 the new Semi Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) Direction Center (DC-18) became operational. DC-18 was equipped with dual AN/FSQ-7 Computers. The day-to-day operations of the command was to train and maintain tactical flying units flying jet interceptor aircraft (F-94 Starfire; F-102 Delta Dagger; F-106 Delta Dart) in a state of readiness with training missions and series of exercises with SAC and other units simulating interceptions of incoming enemy aircraft.

The Sector was inactivated on 1 August 1963 as part of an ADC consolidation and reorganization; and its units were assigned to 28th Air Division at Hamilton AFB.


  • Established as San Francisco Air Defense Sector on 15 February 1959
Inactivated on 1 August 1963





Hamilton AFB, California, 1 July 1960-1 August 1963

Interceptor squadrons

Travis AFB, California, 1 July 1960-1 August 1963
Castle AFB, California, 1 July 1960-1 August 1963

Radar squadrons

See also


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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
  • Ravenstein, Charles A. (1984). Air Force Combat Wings Lineage and Honors Histories 1947–1977. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-912799-12-9.
  • San Francisco Air Defense Sector
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