The 38th Air Division, activated on 10 Oct 1951 as
a component of Strategic Air Command, initially developed and prepared policies
and procedures pertaining to bombardment, air and ground training, operations,
flying safety, and security. In addition it monitored and coordinated the
manning, training, equipping and operational readiness of assigned units for the
primary purpose of conducting strategic air warfare on a global basis.
The division's subordinate units participated in numerous
training missions, which included simulated radar bombing and polar grid
navigation, plus the Strategic Air Command bombing, and navigation competition.
During the 1950s the division participated in and supported exercises such as
Operation War Dance, Grey Warrior and Dark Night. The division also flew
numerous air refueling sorties. The 38th was inactivated on 1 Nov 1959.