Pacific Air Forces Mission , Vision, and Priorities

To execute the National Defense Strategy and support the objectives of United States Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM), PACAF must be agile, resilient, lethal, and revolutionary. As the Air Component, PACAF will integrate joint force air, space, and cyberspace capabilities to safeguard a free and open Indo-Pacific.


PACAF, in coordination with other components, allies, and partners, provides USINDOPACOM with continuous unrivaled air, space, and cyberspace capabilities to ensure regional stability and security.


An agile, accurately postured, undeterred, and lethal force capable of dedicating peerless effects from cooperation to conflict.


READY – Readiness and resilience of our force protects the homeland, deters aggression, and ensures PACAF's ability to fight and win if needed. It is critical to advance joint all domain capabilities to integrate with our allies and partners. Exercises, exchanges, and operations refine the readiness and resilience of the joint team, our allies, our partners, and ourselves so that we expedite collective responses to any challenges to the rules base international order.


INNOVATIVE – The way we approach, analyze, and solve the challenges we encounter today, and those that we will encounter in the future requires an innovative and boundless attitude. We must challenge the status quo, operationalize resourcefulness, and adopt concepts and technologies that drive the readiness, resilience, and lethality of the force.


LETHAL -- Our credibility directly correlates to our lethality. Synchronizing the kinetic and non-kinetic capabilities across all domains in coordination with the joint team and our allies and partners secures our ability to implement the National Defense Strategy today and into the future.