199th independent Guards Long-Range Reconnaissance Aviation Regiment (Nezhin, Chernigov Oblast) with Tu-22R
13th Guards Heavy Bomber Aviation Division (Poltava, Poltava Oblast)
15th Guards Heavy Bomber Aviation Division (Ozernoye, Zhitomir Oblast)
106th Heavy Bomber Aviation Division (Uzin, Kiev Oblast)
Redesignated 24th Air Army VGK 1 August 1980. The army was subordinated to the South-Western Strategic Direction.
The 138th Fighter Aviation Division joined the 24th Air Army VGK in 1980.
At the dissolution of the Soviet Union this Army had forces in Belarus and Ukraine. In Ukraine forces consisted of the 32nd Bomber Aviation Division, at Starokonstantinov, the 56th Bomber Aviation Division at Cherlyany, and the 138th Fighter Aviation Division at Mirgorod. In Ukraine in 1991-92, this Army had available over 140 Su-24 Fencer, over 35 Yak-28 electronic warfare aircraft, and 40 MiG-27 Floggers and 40 Su-27 Flankers for strike escort.