836th Air Division

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836th Air Division
Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II, USA - Air Force AN1475499.jpg
Active 1957–1961; 1962-1971; 1981-1992
Country  United States
Branch  United States Air Force
Role Command of tactical forces
Part of Tactical Air Command
Decorations Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
836th Air Division emblem (Approved 9 May 1958, revised April 1982)[2] 836thad-emblem.jpg

The 836th Air Division is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with Tactical Air Command, assigned to Twelfth Air Force 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.


The division "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."[2] Inactivated in 1971[2] 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."[2] Inactivated in 1992[2] as a result of the end of the Cold War and the inactivation of TAC.



  • Established as the 836 Air Division on 26 September 1957
Activated on 8 October 1957
Discontinued and inactivated on 1 July 1961
  • Activated on 14 June 1962 (not organized)
Organized on 1 July 1962
Inactivated on 30 June 1971
  • Activated on 1 January 1981
Inactivated on 1 May 1992[2]






  • 174th Tactical Fighter Group: 13 May – 1 June 1968
  • 175th Tactical Fighter Group: 13 May – 1 June 1968
  • 868th Tactical Missile Training Group: 1 November 1985 – 31 May 1990
  • 4440th Aircraft Delivery Group: attached 1 December 1958 – 31 January 1959, assigned 1 February 1959 – 31 March 1960
  • 4440th Aircraft Delivery Group: 1 April 1960 – 1 July 1961 (different from above organization)
  • 4468th Tactical Group (later 4468th Tactical Reconnaissance Group; 4468th Reconnaissance Group): 27 September 1990 – 1 May 1992[2]



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  1. ^ Aircraft is Fairchild A-10A Serial 76-515. Note 836 AD marking on tail.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Factsheet 836 Air Division". Air Force Historical Research Agency. October 11, 2007. Archived from the original on October 30, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 


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