Accession Number:

ADA622316

Title:

Pacific Air Forces Power Projection: Sustaining Peace, Prosperity, and Freedom

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL AIR FORCE RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Just as Gen George C. Kenney tenaciously focused the airpower resources under his command to support General MacArthurs his toric campaign to liberate the Pacific theater, so does todays Pacific Air Forces PACAF concentrate on supporting the broader theater objectives of the commander, United States Pacific Command CDRUSPACOM. To enhance this goal, PACAF categorizes its activities and operations into five distinct lines of operation 100 theater security cooperation, integrated air and missile defense, agile and flexible command and control C2, resilient Airmen, and power projection see the figure below. This article examines the power projection 100. Power projection is PACAFs application of control and influence at a distant point from the source of that power. As the essence of airpower, projection consists of three primary elements vigilance, reach, and power. This article demonstrates how PACAFs power projection 100 supports the PACOM theater. It introduces unique characteristics of the Pacific theater and then describes how vigilance, reach, and power contribute to the CDRUSPACOMs ability to establish the necessary conditions for securing peace, expanding freedom, and sustaining prosperity through the application of air and cyber power.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Defense Systems
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE