825th AC&W Squadron
for the period ending
31 December 1960
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Construction of the GATR and SAGE Annex buildings is started and expected to be completed within calendar year 1961.
On 20 September 1960, Captain Jack C Riddle assumed duty as operations officer for the squadron relieving Captain Daniel G Corcoran. During the period, two Intercept Directors were lost and none were gained, leaving the unit two authorized Intercept Directors short of authorized manning; however, arrival of two Directors is anticipated in the coming fiscal quarter.
On 15 December 1960, Captain Earl S Costello assumed duties as Squadron Executive Officer.
There were 19 hours and 41 minutes Red time during the period. The reasons for outages were primarily a problem with the ATR cavity; however, Red time did not significantly influence accomplishment of the mission.
A calibration of electronic test equipment was conducted by a CAE team during October.
There were no significant personnel or supply problems affecting the unit during the period.
Interceptor availability for proficiency and training purposes was satisfactory for the period with 177 intercepts being conducted. All required personnel met their annual intercept requirements by the end of the calendar year.
Twenty-two STP exercises were conducted during the period. By type there were three category III, four category 1A, and fifteen category 1 exercises.
A Spokane Air Defense Sector Operational Assistance Visit was conducted during the last week of October, and minor operational problems were discussed and resolved.
General Order 55, 22 November 1960, was to be amended to transfer the special court-martial jurisdiction for the 825th Squadron from the 25th Air Division to the Commander, 84th Fighter Group, Air Defense, with the anticipated effective date 10 December 1960. As of this date amendment has not yet been received.
During the period 17-20 October 1960, the Staff Assistance team from the 4602nd Support Wing visited this organization. During the visit, a UAL ERAA Board convened to review and approve approximately 100 AF Form 601A change requests to bring the squadron UAL in line with current authorization sources.
Major General Von E Shores, Commander 25th NORAD Region, and staff, visited the unit in November 1960.
Colonel Veneziano, Commander, 4602nd Support Wing, and Staff, visited the organization on 2 December 1960. They conducted and orientation visit and inspected the salvage facility which was found in excellent condition.
Captain Daniel G. Corcoran and 1st Lt. Jack S Wilkinson were submitted for award of the Air Force Commendation Medal Captain Corcoran for his meritorious performance as Operations Officer of this unit, and 1st Lt. Wilkinson for his conduct of an outstanding training program for RCAF Auxiliary Personnel.