Map of Sault Sainte Marie ADS
Sault Sainte Marie Air Defense Sector (SsmADS) is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with the 30th Air Division, being stationed at K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base, Michigan.
SsmADS was established in November 1958 assuming control of former ADC
Central Air Defense Force units in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The organization provided command and control over several aircraft and radar squadrons.
On 15 June 1960, the new
Semi Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) Direction Center (DC-14) became operational. DC-14 was equipped with dual 46°20′47″N 087°23′00″W / 46.34639°N 87.38333°W 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 April 1966 as part of an ADC consolidation and reorganization; and its units were reassigned to the
28th and 29th Air Divisions.
Established as Sault Sainte Marie Air Defense Sector on 8 November 1958 Inactivated on 15 December 1963
K. I. Sawyer AFB, Michigan, 1 February 1961-1 October 1963 Kincheloe AFB, Michigan, 1 February 1961-1 October 1963
K. I. Sawyer AFB, Michigan, 1 April 1960-1 February 1961 Kincheloe AFB, Michigan, 1 April 1960-1 February 1961
Wurtsmith AFB, Michigan, 1 April 1960-15 July 1963
Kincheloe AFB, Michigan, 1 April 1960-1 October 1963
Lowther AS, Ontario, 1 April 1960-1 July 1963
Calumet AFS, Michigan, 1 April 1960-1 October 1963
Antigo AFS, Wisconsin, 1 April 1960-1 October 1963
Empire AFS, Michigan, 1 April 1960-15 July 1963
Sault Sainte Marie AFS, Michigan, 1 April 1960-1 October 1963
Ramore AS, Ontario, 1 April 1960-1 January 1962
Pagwa AS, Ontario, 1 April 1960-1 June 1963
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