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    Airpower Summary for July 14

    Airpower Summary for July 14

    Courtesy Photo | An A-10 deployed to the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan,...... read more read more

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    07.14.2008

    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, July 14, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials.

    In Afghanistan, Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles dropped guided bomb unit-38s and dropped a GBU-12 onto anti-Afghan forces in the vicinity of Nangalm. Furthermore, F-15Es performed a show of force to deter enemy activities. The mission was declared successful by the joint terminal attack controller.

    A Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet dropped a GBU-38 onto enemy forces near Kandahar. Additionally, F/A-18Fs conducted a show of force to deter anti-Afghan activities. The mission was reported successful by the JTAC.

    F/A-18Fs dropped GBU-12 and 38s onto an enemy compound, an enemy vehicle, and anti-Afghan forces engaging coalition forces in the vicinity of Kandahar. Furthermore, an Air Force B-1B Lancer dropped GBU-31s onto an enemy compound and anti-Afghan forces engaging coalition Forces. The mission was confirmed successful b the JTAC.

    Near Kabul, F-15Es dropped GBU-12s onto anti-Afghan forces engaging coalition forces. The JTAC reported the mission successful.

    B-1Bs dropped GBU-38 and 31s onto an enemy compound and anti-Afghan forces engaging coalition forces near Ghazni. The mission was declared successful by the JTAC.

    In the vicinity of Now Zad, a B-1B dropped GBU-31 and 38s onto an enemy compound and enemy forces. The JTAC confirmed the mission successful.

    Navy F/A-18-C Hornets performed shows of force to deter enemy activities in the vicinity of Gereshk and Sangin. The missions were reported successful by the JTACs.

    In the vicinity of Bari Kowt, Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs conducted a show of force to deter anti-Afghan forces. The JTAC declared the mission successful.

    In total, 71 close air support missions were flown as part of the ISAF and Afghan national security forces, reconstruction activities and route patrols.

    Twelve Air Force surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, four Navy aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

    In Iraq, coalition aircraft flew 51 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, four Air Force 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 149 airlift sorties were flown; 754 tons of cargo delivered, and 2,418 passengers were transported. This included approximately 14,440 pounds of troop re-supply airdropped in Afghanistan.

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

    On, July 13, U.S. Air Force, French, RAF, and Singaporean aerial refueling crews flew 52 sorties and off-loaded approximately 2.8 million pounds of fuel to 220 receiving aircraft.

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    Date Taken: 07.14.2008
    Date Posted: 07.15.2008 14:00
    Story ID: 21509
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