Images: Airmen Support Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn [Image 5 of 7]
Photo by Airman 1st Class Brea Miller
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ryan Pate, 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, repairs a formation light on a C-130J Super Hercules returning from a Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn mission, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 25, 2011. Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn is the U.S. Africa Command task force established to provide operational and tactical command and control of U.S. military forces supporting the international response to the unrest in Libya and enforcement of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973. UNSCR 1973 authorizes all necessary measures to protect civilians in Libya under threat of attack by Qadhafi regime forces. JTF Odyssey Dawn is commanded by U.S. Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III.