From 1955? to 1992 the 882nd independent 'Tilzitskiy' Reconnaissance Aviation Regiment of the 34th Air Army, Transcaucasian Military District, was located at the base. It flew Yak-28PPs, 1970's-August 1984 (transferred to the 151st OAPREB), MiG-25RBs, 1984?-1992, and Su-24MRs, 1987-1992. It was equipped with 16 MiG-25RB and 11 Su-24MR [CFE treaty data exchange] in November 1990. It was disbanded in 1992, with a directive to that effect being issued on 29 July 1992.