Air Force integrates missions, strengthens information warfare capabilities

Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh (right) assumes command of Sixteenth Air Force from Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, during the Sixteenth Air Force Assumption of Command at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Oct. 11, 2019. Twenty-Fourth and Twenty-Fifth Air Forces were inactivated during the ceremony to integrate into the new information warfare Numbered Air Force. Sixteenth Air Force is responsible for providing IW capabilities to combatant commanders with the speed to match today’s technological environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. R.J. Biermann)

Sixteenth Air Force activated at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Oct. 11, integrating Twenty-Fourth Air Force, to include Air Forces Cyber, and Twenty-Fifth Air Force into a single headquarters that will provide global intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, cyber, electronic warfare and information operations.


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