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    Airpower Summary for November 22

    Operation Iraqi Freedom

    Courtesy Photo | Air Force Maj. Brian Chamness, from the 332nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, climbs...... read more read more

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    11.22.2007

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    United States Air Forces Central     

    SOUTHWEST ASIA — Coalition airpower integrated with Coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in the following operations Nov. 22, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials.

    In Afghanistan, Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles targeted enemy combatants with Guided Bomb Unit-38s in Asadabad. The enemy combatants were engaging friendly forces in the area. The mission was reported as a success by the Joint Terminal Attack Controller.

    French Mirage 2000s destroyed enemy mortar positions with GBU-12s in Asadabad. The JTAC reported the mission as successful.

    During an engagement in Uruzgan, an Air Force B-1B Lancer targeted multiple enemy combatants and positions with GBU-31s and GBU-38s. The strikes were reported as a success by the JTAC.
    Shows of force were performed in Bagram and Now Zad by a B-1B to deter enemy activities. The JTAC reported the shows of force as successful.

    Southeast of Jalalabad, shows of force with flares were conducted by F-15Es to deter enemy activities. The mission was assessed as a success by the JTAC.

    During the same mission, an enemy mortar position located in Tarin Kowt was hit with a GBU-38 from an F-15E. In addition, a bunker was also struck with a GBU-31. The strike successfully destroyed both targets. The mission was declared a success by the JTAC.

    A show of force was performed by an F-15E to deter enemy activities in Kajaki Dam. The JTAC assessed the mission as successful.

    A GBU-31 from an F-15E destroyed an enemy cave located in Uruzgan. The JTAC deemed the mission as a success.

    An Air Force MQ-9A Reaper engaged enemy combatants with a GBU-12 and a hellfire missile in Tarin Kowt. The mission was reported as a success.

    Shows of force with flares were performed by Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs to deter enemy actions in Jalalabad. The mission was assessed as successful by the JTAC.

    In total, 38 close air support missions were flown in support of the International Security Assistance Force and Afghan security forces, reconstruction activities and route patrols.
    Nine Air Force and Royal Air Force Surveillance and Reconnaissance aircraft flew missions in support of operations in Afghanistan.

    In Iraq, Air Force F-16s engaged enemy targets with GBU-12s and GBU-38s in Samarra. The JTAC confirmed the mission as a success.

    An F-16 struck an enemy vehicle with a GBU-12 located south of Baghdad. The vehicle was being used to transport enemy combatants and weapons to include rocket propelled grenades. The JTAC declared the mission as successful.

    Navy F-18C Hornets conducted shows of force to deter enemy activities in An Numaniyah. The mission was reported as successful.

    In total, Coalition aircraft flew 54 close air support missions for Operation Iraqi Freedom. These missions supported Coalition ground forces, protected key infrastructure, provided over watch for reconstruction activities and helped to deter and disrupt terrorist activities.

    Twenty-seven Air Force and Navy Surveillance and Reconnaissance aircraft flew missions in support of operations in Iraq. Additionally, six Navy and Royal Air Force aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

    U.S. Air Force C-130s and C-17s provided intra-theater heavy airlift support, helping to sustain operations throughout Afghanistan, Iraq and the Horn of Africa.

    Approximately 152 airlift sorties were flown; 585 tons of cargos were delivered, and 2,539 passengers were transported.

    Coalition C-130 crews from Australia, Canada, Iraq, and Japan flew in support of operations in Afghanistan or Iraq.

    On Nov. 21, U.S. Air Force, French, and Royal Air Force aerial refueling crews flew 41 sorties and off-loaded approximately 2.8 million pounds of fuel to 217 receiving aircraft.

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    Date Taken: 11.22.2007
    Date Posted: 11.26.2007 17:00
    Story ID: 14152
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