Oklahoma City Air Defense Sector
|Oklahoma City Air Defense Sector|
Emblem of the Oklahoma City Air Defense Sector
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|Part of||Air Defense Command|
The Oklahoma City Air Defense Sector (OCADS) is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with the Air Defense Command's 29th Air Division at Oklahoma City Air Force Station, Oklahoma.
Oklahoma City Air Defense Sector was established in 1960 as manual sector as part of phaseout of Central Air Defense Force; it was discontinued 1 September 1961 and its personnel and equipment transferred to the 4752d Air Defense Wing, which was designated. organized and assigned to the 32nd Air Division on 1 September 1961. This change was short-lived, for the 4752nd Wing was discontinued and replaced once again by the Oklahoma City Air Defense Sector on 25 June 1963 as a result of the realignment and expansion of the 29th Air Division. Finally, the sector was inactivated and replaced by the 31st Air Division on 1 April 1966.
The sector operated a Manual Air Defense Control Center (ADCC), P-86, later redesignated Manual Combat Center (MCC-11) and later NORAD Sector Combat Center (Manual).
- Established as Oklahoma City Air Defense Sector
- Activated on 1 January 1960
- Discontinued on 1 September 1961
- Organized on 25 June 1963
- Discontinued and inactivated on 1 April 1966
- 33d Air Division, 1 January 1960
- 32nd Air Division, 1 July 1961 - 1 July 1961
- 29th Air Division, 25 June 1963 – 1 April 1966
- Oklahoma City AFS, OK, 1 January 1960 – 1 September 1961
- Oklahoma City AFS, OK, 25 June 1963 - 1 April 1966
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