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1962 - AIR DEFENSE COMMAND -  forms the largest component command of the North American Air Defense Command, joining forces with the U.S. Army Air Defense Command, the U.S. Naval Forces NORAD and the Air Defense Command of the Royal Canadian Air Force, page 8 of 14

AIR DEFENSE COMMAND - PAMPHLET

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Radar

June - October 1962

[page 8]

THE PEOPLE

The Air Defense Command's most important resource is its people - over 110,000 men and women in both Air Force and civilian garb.

Highly trained, professionally capable and mission-oriented, they are the people who maintain a constant vigil at major installations and at lonely radar outposts throughout the North American continent.

This Air Force team forms the largest component command of the North American Air Defense Command, joining forces with the U.S. Army Air Defense Command, the U.S. Naval Forces NORAD and the Air Defense Command of the Royal Canadian Air Force.

A large segment of ADC personnel are combat tested veterans of World War II and Korea, but all - whether experienced veterans or new arrivals, whether they perform an operational or support function - are conscious of the team effort which is necessary to the successful accomplishment of the command mission.

Every individual in ADC undergoes constant training to keep vital skills honed sharp, to upgrade job efficiency and to keep pace with the fast-breaking developments of modern technology.

Photo caption upper left:
ADC's people are conscious of their duty to encourage the Aerospace Age education of America's youth.

Photo caption lower left:
Incredibly realistic flight simulators help train pilots - on the ground.

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