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832d Air Division
832dad-emblem.jpg
Emblem of the 832d Air Division
Active 1957–1991
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Command and Control
Part of Tactical Air Command

The 832d Air Division (832 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 Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. It was inactivated on October 1, 1991.

Activated in 1957 as an intermediate command echelon of Tactical Air Command, providing command and control of selected fighter forces of the Eighteenth and Twelfth Air Forces. Some subordinate units deployed to Florida during the Cuban missile crisis (October–December 1962). Units conducted F-100 and F-111 aircrew replacement training. In 1968, the 49th Tactical Fighter Wing served as USAF's first "dual-based" NATO committed wing, subject to immediate return to Europe if and when needed. Inactivated in 1975 as part of budget reductions after the end of the Vietnam War.

Reactivated in 1980 to provide command supervision of combat crew training programs at Luke AFB, which included training pilots from West Germany, Mexico, Japan, and Saudi Arabia from December 1980 – October 1991. It also participated in numerous tactical exercises such as Fertile Brave, Amalgam Chief, and Bold Eagle. Inactivated in 1991 as part of realignment of mission at Luke.

History

Lineage

  • Established as 832d Air Division on September 26, 1957
Inactivated on July 1, 1975
Activated on December 1, 1980
Inactivated on October 1, 1991.

Assignments

Stations

  • Cannon AFB, New Mexico, October 8, 1957 – July 1, 1975
  • Luke AFB, Arizona, December 1, 1980 – October 1, 1991.

Components

Wings

Colorado Air National Guard

Aircraft

See also

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

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