685th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron

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685th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
685th Radar Squadron - Emblem.png
Emblem of the 685th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
Active 1950-1963
Country United States
Branch  United States Air Force
Type General Radar Surveillance

The 685th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the Oklahoma City Air Defense Sector, Aerospace Defense Command, stationed at Las Cruces Air Force Station, New Mexico. It was inactivated on 1 August 1963.

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


  • Established as 685th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
Activated on 27 November 1950
Inactivated on 6 February 1952
  • Activated on 1 December 1953
Discontinued on 1 August 1963



  • Norton AFB, California, 1 January 1951 - 6 February 1952
  • Geiger Field, Washington, 1 December 1953
  • Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, 1 January 1954
  • Las Cruces AFS, New Mexico, 1 December 1954 – 1 August 1963


 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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