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    Airpower Summary for January 30

    Airpower Summary for January 30

    Courtesy Photo | A C-17 Globemaster III, from McChord Air Force Base, Wash., has its cargo unloaded at...... read more read more

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    01.31.2008

    Courtesy Story

    United States Air Forces Central     

    U.S. Central Command Air Forces

    SOUTHWEST ASIA — Coalition airpower integrated with coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in the following operations Jan. 30, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials.

    In Afghanistan, an Air Force B-1B Lancer dropped a Ground Bomb Unit-38 in order to destroy an enemy mortar position in Now Zad. The joint terminal attack controller confirmed that the mission was successful.

    In order to deter enemy activities an Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II performed a show of force in Bermal. The mission was reported a success by the JTAC.

    In total, 42 close air support missions were flown as part of the ISAF and Afghan security forces, reconstruction activities and route patrols.

    Eight Air Force and Navy 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 GBU-38s in order to destroy an enemy weapons cache in Baqubah. The JTAC declared the mission was a success.

    In Baqubah, a British Tornado GR-4 dropped an Enhanced Paveway II munition in order to destroy a previously downed unmanned aerial vehicle that was suspected to be booby trapped. The JTAC confirmed that the mission was a success.

    In order to deter enemy activities F-16s performed shows of force in Baghdad and Tikrit. The JTAC reported that the missions were successful.

    In total, coalition aircraft flew 48 close air support missions for Operation Iraqi Freedom. These missions integrated and synchronized coalition ground forces, protected key infrastructure, provided over watch for reconstruction activities and helped to deter and disrupt terrorist activities.

    Twenty-three Air Force and Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, four Royal Air Force aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
    U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules and C-17 Globemaster IIIs provided intra-theater heavy airlift, helping to sustain operations throughout Afghanistan, Iraq and the Horn of Africa.

    Approximately 127 airlift sorties were flown, 644 tons of cargo were delivered, and 2,303 passengers were transported. This included approximately 24,000 pounds of troop re-supply air-dropped in Afghanistan.

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

    On Jan. 29, U.S. Air Force and Royal Air Force aerial refueling crews flew 43 sorties and off-loaded approximately 2.9 million pounds of fuel to 238 receiving aircraft.

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    Date Taken: 01.31.2008
    Date Posted: 01.31.2008 12:50
    Story ID: 15937
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