Activated in 1952, the 810th Air Division assured
the manning, training, and equipping of assigned units to conduct long-range
bombardment missions using either nuclear or conventional weapons. The division
also developed and maintained the capability for air refueling operations and
strategic aerospace warfare using intercontinental ballistic missiles
Between 1966 and 1973, subordinate organizations loaned
KC-135 and B-52 aircraft and crews, at various times, to Strategic Air Command
organizations flying Arc Light combat missions in Southeast Asia. In the spring
of 1968, some aircraft and crews of subordinate units deployed to Okinawa in
response to the Pueblo incident. (The North Koreans seized the Pueblo, a U.S.
Navy vessel, on the high seas.) The 810th also participated in
tactical exercises such as Club Car, Snow Bank, and Bar None.