|825th Strategic Aerospace Division|
Emblem of the 825th Strategic Aerospace Division
|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]
- Second Air Force, 1 August 1955 – 1 January 1970.
Stations[edit | edit source]
- Little Rock AFB, Arkansas, 1 August 1955 – 1 January 1970.
Components[edit | edit source]
Aircraft[edit | edit source]
- RB-47, 1955-1962
- EC-135, 1966-1970
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Ravenstein, Charles A. (1984). Air Force Combat Wings Lineage and Honors Histories 1947-1977. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-912799-12-9.
- 825th Strategic Aerospace Division Factsheet
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