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    Airpower Summary for May 29

    Airpower Summary for May 29

    Courtesy Photo | A C-130 Hercules taxies on the runway after the crew picked up military members from a...... read more read more

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    05.29.2008

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    U.S. Central Command Public Affairs   

    By 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, May 29, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials.

    In Afghanistan, Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles conducted shows of force in order to deter enemy activities against coalition forces in Bermel. The Joint Terminal Attack Controller declared the missions successful.

    In Sangin, French Air Force Mirage-2000s dropped Guided Bomb Unit-12s onto enemy locations. The missions were reported as successful by the JTAC.

    Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs fired cannon rounds and dropped a general-purpose 500-pound bomb onto enemy combatants in the vicinity of Nangalam. The JTAC confirmed the mission as a success.

    In Farah, an Air Force B-1B Lancer dropped GBU-31s and GBU-38s onto enemy combatant firing positions and a disabled vehicle. The mission was declared successful by the JTAC.

    A Royal Air Force GR.9 Harrier performed a show of force in Farah in order to deter enemy activities against coalition forces. The JTAC reported the mission as a success.

    In Bagram, an F-15E dropped a GBU-31 onto an enemy position. The mission was confirmed as a success by the JTAC.

    An Air Force MQ-9A Reaper dropped a GBU-12 onto enemy combatants in Kabul. The JTAC declared the mission as success.

    In Bermel and Orgune, A-10s conducted shows of force in order to deter enemy activities in the area. The missions were reported as successful by the JTAC.

    Royal Air Force GR.7 Harriers performed shows of force over enemy positions in Now Zad. The JTAC confirmed the missions as successful.

    In total, 56 close air support missions were flown as part of the ISAF and Afghan security forces, reconstruction activities and route patrols.

    Fourteen Air Force and Royal 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, coalition aircraft flew 69 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-six Air Force, Navy, and Royal Australian Air Force surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, eight Air Force, Navy, and Royal Air Force aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

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

    Approximately 128 airlift sorties were flown; 578 tons of cargo delivered, and 2,544 passengers were transported. This included approximately 33,000 pounds of troop re-supply air-dropped in Afghanistan.

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

    On, May 28, U.S. Air Force, French, and Royal Air Force aerial refueling crews flew 54 sorties and off-loaded approximately 2.9 million pounds of fuel to 220 receiving aircraft.

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    Date Taken: 05.29.2008
    Date Posted: 05.30.2008 11:22
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