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825th Strategic Aerospace Division
825thsad-emblem.jpg
Emblem of the 825th Strategic Aerospace Division
Active 1955-1970
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Command and Control
Part of Strategic Air Command
Garrison/HQ McCoy AFB, Florida

The 825th 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 Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. It was inactivated on 1 January 1970.

Activated in 1955 as an intermediate command echelon of Strategic Air Command, providing command and control of manning equipping, and operational readiness of assigned units, primarily B-47 Stratojet medium bombers. In 1962 added a Titan II strategic missile wing, which became operational in December 1963, subsequently being redesignated as a Strategic Aerospace Division. In 1965 with the phaseout of the B-47 and introduction of the B-58 Hustler, added a B-58 wing and operated a B-58 combat crew training school. The 825th also participated in tactical exercises such as Briar Rabbit, Big Blast, and Operation Dress Rehearsal.

Inactivated in 1970 as part of the phaseout of the B-58.

History[edit | edit source]

Lineage[edit | edit source]

  • Established as 825 Air Division on 3 June 1955
Activated on 1 August 1955
Redesignated 825 Strategic Aerospace Division on 1 June 1962
Inactivated on 1 January 1970.

Assignments[edit | edit source]

Stations[edit | edit source]

Components[edit | edit source]

Wings

Attached 19–31 August 1964
Assigned 1 September 1964-1 January 1970
15 June 1960-15 April 1963
1 August 1955-25 June 1962
Detached 1 August-c. 19 October 1955 and 26 October-17 December 1956

1 September 1964-1 January 1970
1 April 1962-1 January 1970
1 August 1955-1 September 1964 (detached 3 January-5 April 1957).

Aircraft[edit | edit source]

RB-47, 1955-1962
EC-135, 1966-1970

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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