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    Airpower Summary for June 15

    Airpower Summary for June 15

    Courtesy Photo | A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer aircraft moves out of position after receiving fuel, May...... read more read more

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    06.15.2008

    Courtesy Story

    United States Air Forces Central     

    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, June 15, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials.

    In Afghanistan, an Air Force B-1B Lancer dropped a Guided Bomb Unit-31 to destroy an enemy compound in the vicinity of Now Zad. The Joint Terminal Attack Controller confirmed the mission successful.

    French Mirage-2000s and a B-1B dropped GBU-12s and a 31 to destroy an enemy compound in the vicinity of Qalat. The JTAC reported the mission successful.

    In the vicinity of Sangin, B-1Bs dropped GBU-31s and 38s to destroy an anti-coalition stronghold and bunker. The JTAC declared the mission successful.

    In the vicinity of Bari Kowt, Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs and a B-1B dropped GBU-12s and 38s to destroy anti-Afghan forces in caves and mortar teams. The JTAC confirmed the mission successful.

    In the vicinity of Asadabad, a B-1B dropped GBU-31s and 38s to destroy enemy ambush teams on a ridge. The JTAC reported the mission successful.

    To destroy enemy combatants, a B-1B dropped GBU-31s and 38s in the vicinity of Orgun-E. The JTAC declared the mission successful.

    To deter enemy activities British GR.7 Harriers and an Air Force F-15E performed shows of force in the vicinity of Sangin. The JTAC confirmed the missions successful.

    In the vicinity of Gereshk, an F-15E performed a show of force to deter enemy activities. The JTAC reported the mission successful.

    In total, 45 close air support missions were flown as part of the ISAF and Afghan security forces, reconstruction activities and route patrols.

    Twelve Air Force, Royal Air Force, and Royal Australian 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, Navy F/A-18 Hornets performed shows of force to deter enemy activities in the vicinity of Al Amarah. The JTAC declared the mission successful.

    In total, coalition aircraft flew 40 close air support missions for Operation Iraqi Freedom. These missions integrated and synchronized with coalition ground forces, protected key infrastructure, provided over watch for reconstruction activities and helped to deter and disrupt terrorist activities.

    Twenty-five Air Force and Navy 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 121 airlift sorties were flown; 461 tons of cargo delivered, and 2,293 passengers were transported. This included approximately 17,700 pounds of troop re-supply air-dropped in Afghanistan.

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

    On, June 14, U.S. Air Force and Royal Air Force aerial refueling crews flew 49 sorties and off-loaded approximately 2.6 million pounds of fuel to 208 receiving aircraft.

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    Date Taken: 06.15.2008
    Date Posted: 06.16.2008 11:51
    Story ID: 20521
    Location: (UNDISCLOSED LOCATION)

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