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Air Division

Definition of the noun air division

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  1. a unit of the United States Air Force usually comprising two or more wings
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonym of air division: division
    • more generic term: air unit = a military unit that is part of the airforce
    • part: wing = a unit of military aircraft


Air Division: In the United States Air Force, a Division was an intermediate level of command, subordinate to a Numbered Air Force, controlling one or more Wings. It also controlled squadrons without associated same-function wings, i.e., 17th Defense Systems Evaluation Squadron had no associated wing, but its function was part of the 24th Air Division. It is now considered obsolete.

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Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

Air Depot; Air Division; Airdrome; Airframe Design (division); Airworthiness Directive; ...

Google previewThe Military Dictionary (1987)

air division—(DOD) A unit or its headquarters, on a level of command above wing level, composed of two or ...

Google previewWorld War II: the Encyclopedia of the War Years, 1941-1945 (2012)

by Norman Polmar, Thomas B. Allen

Divisions, Air DIVISION TYPE CAMPAIGNS NICKNAME 24th Infantry Central . DIVISION TYPE CAMPAIGNS NICKNAME lst Infantry Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Sicily, Normandy, Northern France, Big Red 1 Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Codenames of World War II (Routledge Revivals) (2013)

by Christopher Chant

Thearmy also controlledthe 4air regiments ofthe 7th Air Division in Sulawesi, ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Homeland Security and Defense (2006)

by Margaret R. O'Leary

or a tactical unit of a naval aircraft squadron, consisting of two or more sections; an air division is an air combat organization normally consisting of two or more wings with appropriate service units, or an organizational part of a headquarters ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Military History (2004)

by James C. Bradford

Several air services adopted the air division as an administrative formation, but air tactics remained the realm of flights, squadrons, and groups. By 2000, the size of divisions varied among armies: U.S. Army divisions contained 10,000 to ...

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Tucson Police Air Division

Officers from the TPD Air Division join other officers on the ground, in a search for two suspects who fled from a traffic stop. One of the two was armed with a handgun. The vehicle stopped was reported stolen.

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Small photo of NEW YORK CITY - NOVEMBER 22, 2013: FedEx van delivering in downtown Manhattan. The name "FedEx" is the short version of the company original air division, Federal Express, which was used until 2000. More...

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