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836th Air Division
Emblem of the 836th Air Division
Active 1957–1992
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Command and Control
Part of Tactical Air Command
Garrison/HQ Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona

The 836th Air Division (836 AD) is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with Tactical Air Command, assigned to Twelfth Air Force, being stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. It was inactivated on May 1, 1992.

The unit was an intermediate command echelon of Tactical Air Command, providing command and control of tactical aircraft (fighter, bomber, transport) and support forces.

It deployed subordinate units to Southeast Asia for combat operations between 1962 and 1965, 1967 and 1971, 1972, and again in 1973. During 1965–1970, some subordinate units functioned as replacement training units for F-4 aircrews. In 1968 the division began supervising B-57 light bomber aircrew training, and between 1967 and 1971, it supervised tests for weapon systems, aircraft armament and munitions, and tactical procedures. Inactivated in 1971 as a result of budget reductions, its units being consolidated directly into Ninth Air Force.

Reactivated in January 1981 with a mission to advise Air Force component commanders and land forces on A-10 aircraft tactics, training, employment and readiness, and subordinate units participated in exercises such as Red Flag and Celtic Echo. Inactivated in 1992 as a result of the end of the Cold War and the inactivation of TAC.





  • Established as 836 Air Division on September 26, 1957
Activated on October 8, 1957
Discontinued, and inactivated, on July 1, 1961
  • Activated on June 14, 1962
Organized on July 1, 1962
Inactivated on June 30, 1971
  • Activated on January 1, 1981
Inactivated on May 1, 1992.






  • 174th Tactical Fighter Group: May 13 – June 1, 1968
  • 175th Tactical Fighter Group: May 13 – June 1, 1968
  • 868th Tactical Missile Training Group: November 1, 1985 – May 31, 1990
  • 4440th Aircraft Delivery Group: attached December 1, 1958 – January 31, 1959, assigned February 1, 1959 – March 31, 1960
  • 4440th Aircraft Delivery Group: April 1, 1960 – July 1, 1961 (different from above organization)
  • 4468th Tactical (later, 4468th Tactical Reconnaissance; 4468th Reconnaissance) Group: September 27, 1990 – May 1, 1992.


  • 557th Tactical Fighter: November 18 – December 1, 1965 (detached November 18 – December 1, 1965)
  • 559th Tactical Fighter: November 8 – December 27, 1965 (detached November 8 – December 27, 1965)
  • 868th Tactical Missile Training: July 1, 1981 – November 1, 1985
  • 4409th Support: June 1, 1965 – February 1, 1969.



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

  • Ravenstein, Charles A. (1984). Air Force Combat Wings Lineage and Honors Histories 1947-1977. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0912799129.
  • 836th Air Division Factsheet

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