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    Airpower Summary for July 28

    Airpower Summary for July 28

    Courtesy Photo | Col. Tony Johnson, an A-10 pilot from the 442nd Fighter Wing, takes off in an A-10...... read more read more

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    07.28.2008

    Courtesy Story

    United States Air Forces Central     

    By the U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs Office

    SOUTHWEST ASIA - Coalition airpower integrated with coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in the following operations, July 28, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials.

    In Afghanistan, Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fired cannon rounds onto anti-Afghan forces near Qarah Bagh. The mission was declared successful by the joint terminal attack controller.

    Near Kandahar, Royal Air Force GR.7 Harriers dropped a 540-pound free fall bomb, an Enhanced Paveway II munitions, and fired rockets onto enemy forces engaging coalition forces. The JTAC confirmed the mission successful.

    An RAF GR.7 Harrier dropped EPII munitions onto enemy forces engaging friendly forces in the vicinity of Now Zad. The mission was reported successful by the JTAC.

    In the vicinity of Tarin Kowt, an Air Force B-1B Lancer dropped guided bomb unit-38s onto an enemy compound. The JTAC declared the mission successful.

    Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs dropped general-purpose 500-pound bombs onto anti-Afghan rocket teams near Worzhanah Kalay. The mission was confirmed successful by the JTAC.

    In the vicinity of Tarin Kowt, an F-15E dropped a GBU-38 onto an anti-Afghan compound where the enemy was engaging coalition forces. The JTAC reported the mission successful.

    F-15Es dropped GBU-31s onto an anti-Afghan fighting position and cave firing onto friendly forces. The mission was declared successful by the JTAC.

    A-10s performed a show of force to deter enemy activities near Bagram. The JTAC confirmed the mission successful.

    RAF GR.7 Harriers conducted shows of force near Sangin to deter anti-Afghan activities. The missions were reported successful by the JTACs.

    F-15Es performed shows of force to deter enemy activities near Bagram and Garmsir and in the vicinity of Musa Qala. The JTACs declared the mission successful.

    Navy F/A-18C Hornets conducted a show of force near Garmsir to deter anti-Afghan activities. The mission was confirmed successful by the JTAC.

    In total, 78 close air support missions were flown as part of the ISAF and Afghan security forces, reconstruction activities and route patrols.

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

    In Iraq, coalition aircraft flew 48 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, four Air Force and RAF 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 135 airlift sorties were flown; 534 tons of cargo delivered, and 2,321 passengers were transported. This included approximately 76,900 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, July 27, U.S. Air Force, French, and Royal Air Force aerial refueling crews flew 62 sorties and off-loaded approximately 3 million pounds of fuel to 224 receiving aircraft.

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    Date Taken: 07.28.2008
    Date Posted: 07.29.2008 10:07
    Story ID: 21945
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