|Date||June 24, 2021|
|Location||South of Washington, DC|
|United States Air Force||Artemis Global Security|
Air Force One
|Next||Operation: Iron Arrow|
|Previous||Operation: Red Eagle|
Operation: Torchlight was a mission conducted during the Artemis' invasion in 2021. After ensuring air supremacy over Washington, the H.A.W.X. squadron was ordered to withdraw and escort a special target, the Air Force One. Artemis Global Security launches an air attack against the plane, but the H.A.W.X. squadron defended it until it reached a secure location code name November Four.
Artemis has launched a massive, surprise attack on the United States, beginning with a lighting assault on the capital itself. Thanks to the heroic efforts of a handful of defenders, Washington remains in US hands, but the situation is desperate.
The H.A.W.X. squadron defended Air Force One from Artemis fighters until it reached the secure location codenamed November Four. However, Artemis activates a jamming signal which blinds the US forces from their attack. Then, the H.A.W.X. squadron is sent in to locate the source of the jamming and destroy it.
The mobile version omits this mission.
Along with Operation: Red Eagle, the mission does not include a briefing, given the special circumstances.