679th Radar Squadron

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679th Radar Squadron
679th Radar Squadron - Emblem.png
Emblem of the 679th Radar Squadron
Active 1951–1952, 1953-1981
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type General Radar Surveillance

The 679th Radar Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the 20th Air Division, Aerospace Defense Command, stationed at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida. It was inactivated on 1 February 1974.

The unit was a General Surveillance Radar squadron providing for the air defense of the United States.

Lineage

  • Activated as 679th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
Activated on 1 March 1951
Inactivated on 6 February 1952
  • Activated on 1 September 1953
Redesignated 679th Radar Squadron (SAGE), 1 October 1962
Redesignated 679th Radar Squadron on 1 February 1974
Inactivated on 31 July 1981

Assignments

Stations

  • Great Falls AFB, MT, 1 March 1951 – 6 February 1952
  • Dow AFB, ME, 1 September 1953
  • Dobbins AFB, GA, 24 December 1953
  • Jacksonville NAS, FL, 1 July 1957 – 31 July 1981

References

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

  • Cornett, Lloyd H. and Johnson, Mildred W., A Handbook of Aerospace Defense Organization 1946 - 1980, [1] Office of History, Aerospace Defense Center, Peterson AFB, CO (1980).
  • Winkler, David F. & Webster, Julie L., Searching the Skies, The Legacy of the United States Cold War Defense Radar Program, [2] US Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories, Champaign, IL (1997).

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