On Oct. 11, 2019, Sixteenth Air Force was activated at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The move integrated 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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[Narrator] On October 11th, 2019, the Air Force activated the 16th Air Force. The first of its kind numbered Air Force integrated the missions of 24th and 25th Air Forces into a single headquarters. During the ceremony, the 24th and 25th Air Force flags were furled and deactivated as a 16th Air Force flag took center stage. The decision to create a new information warfare NAF, with enhanced missions and capabilities, came after Air Force leaders met in March of this year.
Our adversaries should take note. No longer will they be able to affect a strategic doublespeak. Publicly engaging in the International Process, while simultaneously taking actions in the cyber and information space, to undermine international norms. Our adversaries will no longer have plausible deniability. We will expose their actions that undermine international norms, and take the conflict and the information environment back to them.
[Narrator] The 16th Air Force, Air Forces Cyber, will provide global intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, cyber, electronic warfare, as well as information operations. For 16th Air Force, Air Forces Cyber, I’m Andy Garcia.