Pacific Air Forces, headquartered at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, is one of nine U.S. Air Force major commands and the air component of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. PACAF's primary mission is to provide ready air and space power to promote U.S. interests in the Indo-Pacific region. It consists of 46,000 members, including active duty, Air National Guard, Reserve and civilians. PACAF's area of responsibility is home to 60 percent of the world's population in 36 nations spread across 53 percent of the Earth's surface and 16 time zones, with more than 1,000 languages spoken.

  • Red Flag-Alaska

    Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, are home to RED FLAG-Alaska, a realistic, 10-day air combat training exercise held up to four times a year. Each RED FLAG-Alaska exercise is a multi-service, multi-platform coordinated, combat operations exercise and

  • Pacific Air Forces

    Pacific Air Forces, headquartered at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, is one of nine U.S. Air Force major commands and the air component of U.S. Pacific Command. Mission PACAF's primary mission is to deliver rapid and precise air, space and cyberspace capabilities to protect and defend the

  • 613th Air Operations Center

    "The 613th Air Operations Center (AOC) is assigned to Headquarters, Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.  Currently, there are five AN/USQ-163 FALCONER weapon systems assigned to geographic combatant commands around the world and designed to provide command and control of


    A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE COURTYARD OF HEROES In 1991, as the 50th anniversary of the Japanese 7 December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor approached, Gen. Jimmie Adams approved a project to put historical photos and story boards in the foyer of PACAF Headquarters. That move could be considered the

  • Kunsan Air Base

    Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, is home to the 8th Fighter Wing, known as the "Wolf Pack." Located seven miles west of Gunsan City, the base is on the west coast of the peninsula near the Kum River estuary. The 8th Fighter Wing is the base's host unit and is assigned to Seventh Air Force at Osan


    Fifth Air Force (5 AF) activated for the first time in its history as the Philippine Department Air Force at Nichols Field, Philippines, in September 1941.  The following month the organization underwent a re-designation that reflected a wider area of responsibility in the region:  Far East Air

  • 613th Support Group

    The 613th Support Group is assigned to Headquarters, 13th Air Force at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. It provides operational and personnel support to the 13th AF mission to plan, command and control, execute, and assess air, space, and information operations in the United States Pacific Command

  • 7th Air Force

    Seventh Air Force headquartered at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, is one of four numbered Air Forces in Pacific Air Forces. Organizations assigned to 7th Air Force include the 51st and 8th Fighter Wings, and the following direct reporting units: 607th Air Operations Group, 607th Air Intelligence

  • 15th Airlift Wing

    The 15th Airlift Wing, originally constituted as the 15th Pursuit Group (Fighter) on Nov. 22, 1940, activated at Wheeler Field, Hawaii, on Dec. 1, 1940. A little more than a year later, on Dec. 7, 1941, it engaged in combat action during the Japanese attack on military installations in

  • Andersen Air Force Base

    Andersen Air Force Base is home to Pacific Air Forces’ 13th Air Force and the 36th Air Base Wing, Air Mobility Command’s 634th Air Mobility Support Squadron and several other tenant organizations.Andersen traces its roots back to a tent on Pati Point in 1944 during the early days of World War II