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    Airpower Summary for April 5

    Airpower Summary for April 5

    Photo By Master Sgt. John Nimmo, Sr. | An Air Force C-17 Globemaster III taxis to the ramp at Balad Air Base, Iraq. The...... read more read more

    AFGHANISTAN

    04.06.2008

    Courtesy Story

    United States Air Forces Central     

    By U.S. Air Forces Central Command

    SOUTHWEST ASIA — Coalition airpower integrated with coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in the following operations on April 5, according to combined air and space operations center officials.

    In Afghanistan, a Royal air force GR.7 Harrier conducted a show of force near Kandahar in order to deter enemy activities against coalition forces. The Joint Terminal Attack Controller declared the mission as successful.

    Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles dropped guided bomb unit-31s and GBU-38s onto enemy combatants and enemy artillery positions in the vicinity of Uruzgan. The mission was reported as successful by the JTAC.

    In Deh Rawod, Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs dropped GBU-12s onto enemy buildings. The mission was confirmed as successful by the JTAC.

    A show of force was performed by an F-15E in the vicinity of Tarin Kowt. The show of force was performed in order to deter enemy activities against coalition forces. The JTAC declared the mission successful.

    Shows of force were conducted by French air force Mirage-2000s over enemy positions in both Now Zad and Deh Rawod. The missions were reported as successful by the JTAC.

    In Orgune and Khowst, shows of force were performed by A-10s. The shows of force were performed to deter enemy activities in the areas. The JTAC confirmed the missions as successful.

    In total, 36 close air support missions were flown as part of the ISAF and Afghan security forces, reconstruction activities and route patrols.

    Seven Air Force surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan.

    In Iraq, coalition aircraft flew 60 close air support missions for Operation Iraqi Freedom. These missions protected key infrastructure, provided over watch for reconstruction activities and helped to deter and disrupt terrorist activities.

    Twenty-two Air Force, Navy, and Royal Australian air force surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, six Air Force and Navy aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

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

    Approximately 146 airlift sorties were flown; 216 tons of cargo delivered, and 3,188 passengers were transported.

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

    On Apr. 4, U.S. Air Force and Royal air force aerial refueling crews flew 41 sorties and off-loaded approximately 2.4 million pounds of fuel to 199 receiving aircraft.

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    Date Taken: 04.06.2008
    Date Posted: 04.06.2008 23:23
    Story ID: 18143
    Location: AF

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