Country: United States Region: WA
Latitude: 47° 7' 18" N Longitude: -123° 29' 45" E
Area use / Military Branches: ACTIVE
Grid 47° 7'18.20"N 122°30'16.08"W Western Air Defense Sector (WADS) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/14/WADS.jpg is a unit of the Washington Air National Guard located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
WADS is reporting directly to and is also under 1 Air Force command at Tyndal airbase. WADS is 1 of 2 sectors responsible to the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the Continental NORAD Region for peacetime air sovereignty, strategic air defense and airborne counter-drug operations in the continental US. WADS operates a Sector Operations Control Center (SOCC) at McChord AFB, as part of the Joint Surveillance System. The SOCC employs 27 NORAD contingency suites, and 31 Battle Control System-Fixed (BCS-F) displays http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ed/Battle_Control_System_Fixed_display.jpg
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More info about JSS? See JSS Ajo
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