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819th Strategic Aerospace Division
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Emblem of the 819th Strategic Aerospace Division
Active 1956–1966
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Command and Control
Part of Strategic Air Command
Garrison/HQ Dyess AFB, Texas

The 819th Strategic Aerospace Division (825th SAD) is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with Strategic Air Command, assigned to Second Air Force, being stationed at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. It was inactivated on July 2, 1966.

Activated in 1956 as an intermediate command echelon of Strategic Air Command, supervising and directing the combat training of its subordinate units in the Central Midwest of the United States from February 1956 – July 1966.

The division emphasized flying operations, flying training, and aircraft maintenance. In fulfilling its duties, the 819th participated in numerous tactical training exercises throughout its existence. Initially as an Air Division, controlled B-47 Stratojet wings, added SM-65 Atlas ICBM wings in 1962 and being designated as a Strategic Aerospace Division. Phased out B-47 and briefly being re-equipped with B-52 Stratofortress wings in 1962, B-52s reassigned in 1966.

Inactivated in 1966 as a result of SM-65 Atlas ICBM being retired.

History[edit | edit source]

Lineage[edit | edit source]

  • Established as 819 Air Division on January 24, 1956
Activated on February 1, 1956
Redesignated 819 Strategic Aerospace Division on April 1, 1962
Discontinued, and inactivated, on July 2, 1966.

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Wings

July 1, 1965 – July 2, 1966
July 1, 1962 – July 1, 1964
September 3, 1957 – July 2, 1966
June 20, 1960 – July 1, 1962

February 1, 1956 – June 25, 1961 (detached January 9 – c. April 4, 1958)
July 1, 1964 – July 1, 1965
July 1 – October 1, 1965.

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