840th Air Division
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|840th Air Division|
840th Air Division emblem
|Active||14 September 1964–24 December 1969|
|Garrison/HQ||Lockbourne Air Force Base|
The 840th Air Division (840 AD) is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with Ninth Air Force, being stationed at Lockbourne Air Force Base, Ohio. It was inactivated on 24 December 1969.
The unit was an intermediate command echelon for the Air Force Reserve, with its units being allocated to Tactical Air Command if activated. It provided command and control for assigned reserve troop carrier wings and provided staff and advisory services to assigned unit to ensure operational capability.
Between 1966 and 1969, subordinate units, participated in worldwide tactical airlift operations, humanitarian missions, tactical exercises, and maneuvers including joint airborne training. During 1965-1969, the division provided C-130 Hercules aircraft replacement training support for Pacific Air Forces and personnel activated as a result of the Vietnam War.
The 840 AD was inactivated in 1969 as a result of budget reductions, its units being consolidated directly into Ninth Air Force.
- Established as 840 Air Division, and activated, on 14 September 1964
- Organized on 1 October 1964
- Inactivated on 24 December 1969.
- 316 Troop Carrier (later, 316 Tactical Airlift): 25 November 1965 – 24 December 1969
- 317 Troop Carrier (later, 317 Tactical Airlift): 1 October 1964 – 24 December 1969
- 463 Troop Carrier: 9 November 1964 – 23 November 1965.
- 772 Troop Carrier: 23 November 1965 – 7 February 1966.