The Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber), headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, is the first-of-its-kind Numbered Air Force. Also known as the Air Force’s Information Warfare Numbered Air Force, the 16th integrates multisource intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, cyber warfare, electronic warfare, and information operations capabilities across the conflict continuum to ensure that our Air Force is fast, lethal and fully integrated in both competition and in war. Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) provides mission integration of IW at operational and tactical levels… recognizing the role of information in creating dilemmas for adversaries in competition and, if necessary, future conflicts.

What Is Information Warfare?
The employment of military capabilities in and through the information environment to deliberately affect adversary human and system behavior and preserve friendly freedom of action during cooperation, competition, and conflict. While any capability can be used to create an informational effect, the principal Air Force capabilities integrated and applied to achieve desired effects in the information environment are cyberspace operations; electronic warfare; information operations; and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.

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Lines of Effort

  • Generate insights
    Understanding the adversary is the foundation of information warfare
  • Linking authorities and partnerships to deliver options that produce outcomes -- exposing adversary actions and refuting plausible deniability
  • Prepare for Escalation
    Preparing information warfare options that provide commanders opportunities to manage escalation

  • PHISHING ALERT

    16th Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) leadership does not initiate contact with the public via non-official email or telephone to request private personal information such as: name, SSN, DOB, usernames, passwords, challenge questions or monetary donations.

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