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    Airpower Summary for June 17

    Airpower Summary for June 17

    Courtesy Photo | A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft waits for his wingman after receiving...... read more read more

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    06.17.2008

    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 17, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials.

    In Afghanistan, an Air Force B-1B Lancer dropped Guided Bomb Unit-38s onto enemy combatants in the vicinity of Musa Qal'eh. The Joint Terminal Attack Controller declared the mission a success.

    An Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle dropped a GBU-12 onto enemy combatants in the vicinity of Now Zad. The mission was confirmed as a success by the JTAC.

    In the vicinity of Bari Kowt, F-15Es dropped GBU-31s onto anti-Afghan forces firing positions. Furthermore, an F-15E conducted a show of force in the area in order to deter activities by anti-Afghan forces in the area. The JTAC reported the missions as a success.

    A French Mirage-2000 dropped GBU-12s onto enemy combatant firing positions in Deh Chopan. Furthermore, the Mirage-2000 performed a show of force in the area in order to deter enemy activities. The missions were declared successful by the JTAC.

    In Khowst and Orgun-E, shows of force were conducted by F-15Es in order to deter enemy activities against coalition forces. The JTAC confirmed the missions as a success.

    A Royal Air Force GR.7 and GR.9 Harrier dropped Enhanced Paveway II munitions and fired rockets onto enemy positions in Musa Qal'eh. The mission was reported as a success by the JTAC.

    A show of force was performed by an F-15E in the vicinity of Gardez in order to deter enemy activities by anti-Afghan forces in the area. The JTAC declared the mission a success.

    In Orgun-E, Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs conducted shows of force in order to deter enemy activities by anti-Afghan forces against coalition forces. The mission was confirmed as a success by the JTAC.

    In Shinkay, a B-1B performed a show of force in order to deter enemy activities against coalition forces in the area. The JTAC reported the mission as successful.

    In Kabul and Bari Kowt, shows of force were conducted by an A-10 and an F-15E in order to deter activities by anti-Afghan forces in the area. The missions were declared successful by the JTAC.

    In total, 61 close air support missions were flown as part of the ISAF and Afghan security forces, reconstruction activities and route patrols.

    Fourteen Air Force, Royal Australian 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, an Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon performed a show of force over an enemy building in Kirkuk. The JTAC confirmed the mission as a success.

    In total, coalition aircraft flew 25 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, two 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 117 airlift sorties were flown; 296 tons of cargo delivered, and 2,032 passengers were transported. This included approximately 66,000 pounds of troop re-supply air-dropped in Afghanistan.

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

    On, June 16, U.S. Air Force, French, Royal Air Force, and Singaporean aerial refueling crews flew 57 sorties and off-loaded approximately 3.0 million pounds of fuel to 177 receiving aircraft.

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    Date Taken: 06.17.2008
    Date Posted: 06.18.2008 11:42
    Story ID: 20605
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