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    Airpower Summary for July 8

    Airpower Summary for July 8

    Courtesy Photo | A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft moves into position to receive fuel, May...... read more read more

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    07.08.2008

    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, July 8, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials.

    In Afghanistan, Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs fired cannon rounds onto enemy combatants in the vicinity of Kowtale. The joint terminal attack controller confirmed the mission successful.

    In the vicinity of Molla Ashraf, an Air Force MQ-9A Reaper dropped a guided bomb unit-12 onto enemy combatants. The mission was declared a success by the JTAC.

    An Air Force B-1B Lancer dropped GBU-38s onto enemy combatants and an enemy compound near Bagram. The JTAC reported the mission successful.

    In the vicinity of Now Zad, a Navy F/A18E Super Hornet and F/A18C Hornets dropped GBU-38s onto enemy combatants and an enemy compound. The missions were confirmed a success by the JTAC.

    F/A-18Es conducted shows of force near Gardez to deter enemy activities. The JTAC declared the missions successful.

    A-10s performed shows of force near Gardez to deter anti-Afghan activities. The missions were reported successful by the JTAC.

    Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles conducted shows of force in the vicinity of Tarin Kowt and near Gardez to deter enemy activities. JTACs confirmed the missions successful.

    Near Gardez, French Mirage-2000s performed shows of force to deter anti-Afghan activities.

    In total, 74 close-air support missions were flown as part of the ISAF and Afghan National Security Forces, reconstruction activities and route patrols.

    Eighteen Air Force, Navy, 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 27 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-four Air Force and Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, two 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 137 airlift sorties were flown; 522 tons of cargo delivered, and 3,549 passengers were transported. This included approximately 57,400 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, July 7, U.S. Air Force and RAF aerial refueling crews flew 52 sorties and off-loaded approximately 2.7 million pounds of fuel to 202 receiving aircraft.

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    Date Taken: 07.08.2008
    Date Posted: 07.09.2008 10:44
    Story ID: 21323
    Location: (UNDISCLOSED LOCATION)

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