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1962 - AIR DEFENSE COMMAND - the Organization of ADC, page 3 of 14

AIR DEFENSE COMMAND - PAMPHLET

E&MP 103.010e

Radar

June - October 1962

[page 3]

THE ORGANIZATION

With its headquarters at Ent Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the Air Defense Command is composed of over 110,000 individuals assigned to 44 different types of organizations engaged in operational or support facets of the aerospace defense mission.

Some 475 ADC units are currently stationed at 216 locations in 44 states, with an additional 29 units located in Canada, Newfoundland, Iceland and Greenland.

Air Defense Command operations are exercised through six geographically-oriented SAGE (Semi-Automatic Ground Environment) air divisions in the United States, the 64th Air Division (Defense) - which commands ADC elements on foreign soil, and the 73rd Air Division (Weapons) which operates the ADC weapons center and firing ranges at Tyndall AFB, Fla. ADC"s remaining air division - the 9th Aerospace Defense Division - is the only one with global rather than geographical responsibilities, and operates the command's far-flung space detection and tracking facilities.

A Battle Staff monitors the air situation in 21 SAGE Air Defense Sectors 
            across the nation
A Battle Staff monitors the air situation in 21 SAGE Air Defense Sectors across the nation.

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