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    Airpower Summary for January 21

    Airpower Summary for January 21

    Courtesy Photo | F-16 Fighting Falcons wait on the "hot ramp" at a forward-deployed location while...... read more read more

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    01.22.2008

    Courtesy Story

    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 Jan. 21, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials.

    In Afghanistan, Air Force B-1B Lancers dropped Guided Bomb Unit-38s on an enemy compound near Deh Rawod, successfully destroying the target.

    In Asadabad, shows of force were performed by Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles in order to deter enemy activities in the area. The shows of force were declared successful by the Joint Terminal Attack Controller.

    Shows of force were conducted in Orgune by both an Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II and an F-15E. The shows of force were conducted to deter enemy activities in the area. Both missions were reported as successful by the JTAC.

    A French Air Force Mirage-2000 performed a show of force over a coalition forces convoy in the vicinity of Musa Qala. The JTAC confirmed the mission a success.

    An A-10 conducted a show of force over enemy positions near Bagram to deter enemy activities in the area. The mission was declared a success by the JTAC.

    In Now Zad, a Royal Air Force GR.7 performed a show of force to demonstrate air power was in the area. The JTAC reported the mission was a success.

    An F-15E conducted a show of force near Uruzgan to deter enemy activities. The mission was confirmed as successful by the JTAC.

    In total, 41 close air support missions were flown as part of the ISAF and Afghan security forces, reconstruction activities and route patrols.

    Eight Air Force surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, two Royal Air Force aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
    In Iraq, an Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon dropped a GBU-38 in order to destroy House-Borne Improvised Explosive Devices in Baqubah. The JTAC declared the mission as a success.

    In Baghdad Navy F-18C Hornets, an F-18D Hornet, and an F-18F Super Hornet dropped a GBU-12 and GBU-38s in order to destroy enemy structures and combatants. The missions were confirmed successful by the JTAC.

    In order to deter enemy activities in Baghdad, Navy F-18E Super Hornets performed shows of force. The JTAC reported the missions were successful.

    In Basrah, shows of force were performed by F-18s in order to deter enemy activities. The JTAC declared the missions were successful.

    In total, coalition aircraft flew 60 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-one Air Force and Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, four Navy 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 140 airlift sorties were flown; 521 tons of cargo were delivered, and 3,070 passengers were transported. This included approximately 24,000 pounds of troop re-supply air-dropped in Afghanistan.

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

    On Jan. 20, U.S. Air Force, French, and Royal Air Force aerial refueling crews flew 45 sorties and off-loaded approximately 3.0 million pounds of fuel to 270 receiving aircraft.

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    Date Taken: 01.22.2008
    Date Posted: 01.22.2008 13:02
    Story ID: 15677
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