Activated as the 823rd Air Division in Jun 1956,
the division monitored the training of subordinate units in long-range offensive
bombardment and air-to-air refueling operations. Between 1965-1975, at various
times, the division's subordinate units furnished aircraft and crews to
Strategic Air Command organizations in Southeast Asia in support of Arc Light
combat operations. The 823rd also conducted staff assistance visits
and participated in exercises such as Buckskin Rider.