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25th Air Division
25th Air Division crest.jpg
Emblem of the 25th Air Division
Active 1948–1990
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Command and Control
Part of Tactical Air Command (ADTAC)

The 25th Air Division (25th AD) is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with Tactical Air Command, being stationed at McChord Air Force Base, Washington. It was inactivated on 30 September 1990.





  • Established as 25 Air Defense Division on 27 September 1948.
Activated on 25 October 1948
Redesignated 25 Air Division (Defense) on 20 June 1949.
Inactivated on 1 February 1952
  • Organized on 1 February 1952
Redesignated: 25 Air Division (SAGE) on 1 March 1959
Redesignated: 25 Air Division on 1 April 1966
Inactivated on 30 September 1990


Fourth Air Force, 25 October 1948
Fourth Air Force, 8 July 1949
Attached to Western Air Defense Force, 10 November 1949 – 1 August 1950
Western Air Defense Force, 1 August 1950 – 1 July 1960
Fourth Air Force, 1 April 1966
Tenth Air Force, 15 September 1969
First Air Force, 6 December 1985 – 30 September 1990.




McChord AFB, Washington
Adair AFS, Oregon
Stead AFB, Nevada
McChord AFB, Washington
March AFB, California
Larson AFB, Washington


McChord AFB, Washington
Geiger Field, Washington
Hamilton AFB, California
Geiger Field, Washington
McChord AFB, Washington


Geiger Field, Washington
Klamath Falls Airport, Oregon
Redesignated: 337th Fighter Group: 18 August 1955 – 15 April 1960
Portland MAP, Oregon
Redesignated as: 326th Fighter Group, 18 Aug 1955-10 Feb 1960
Paine AFB, Washington
Redesignated as: 325th Fighter Group (Air Defense), 18 Aug 1955-25 Mar 1960
McChord AFB, Washington
Larson AFB, Washington


Minot AFB, North Dakota
McChord AFB, Washington
Larson AFB, Washington
Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota
Mt Hebo Air Force Station

Operational History

The 25th equipped, administered, trained and provided air defense combat ready forces within the northwestern United States, which at various times included the states of Washington, Oregon, and parts of Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, California and Nevada. It exercised command jurisdiction over assigned units, installations, and facilities and provided and maintained facilities for the Air Division control center. In addition, the division and its subordinate units also participated in numerous tactical air defense training exercises.


PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • Aerospace Defense Command publication, The Interceptor, January 1979 (Volume 21, Number 1).

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