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825th Strategic Aerospace Division
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 Jan 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.





  • Established as 825 Air Division on 3 Jun 1955
Activated on 1 Aug 1955
Redesignated 825 Strategic Aerospace Division on 1 Jun 1962
Inactivated on 1 Jan 1970.





Attached 19-31 Aug 1964
Assigned 1 Sept 1964-1 Jan 1970
15 Jun 1960-15 Apr 1963
1 Aug 1955-25 Jun 1962
Detached 1 Aug-c. 19 Oct 1955 and 26 Oct-17 Dec 1956
1 Sept 1964-1 Jan 1970
1 Apr 1962-1 Jan 1970
1 Aug 1955-1 Sept 1964 (detached 3 Jan-5 Apr 1957).


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


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

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