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    Airpower Summary for August 7

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    08.07.2008

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    United States Air Forces Central     

    By the U.S. Air Forces Central Public Affairs

    SOUTHWEST ASIA — Coalition airpower integrated with coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in the following operations August 7, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.

    In Afghanistan, Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles dropped guided bomb unit-31s onto anti-Afghan fighting positions in the vicinity of Nangalam. The joint terminal attack controller declared the mission successful.

    In the vicinity of Asadabad, F-15Es dropped a GBU-12 and GBU-31s onto enemy weapon caches. The mission was reported successful by the JTAC.

    A Royal Air Force GR.7 Harrier dropped Enhance Paveway II munitions onto enemy forces preparing to ambush coalition Forces in the vicinity of Now Zad. The JTAC confirmed the mission successful.

    French Mirage-2000s performed shows of force to deter enemy activities in the vicinity of Musa Qaleh and Gereshk. The missions were declared successful by the JTACs.

    F-15Es conducted a show of force in the vicinity of Suggul to deter insurgent activities. The JTAC reported the mission successful.

    Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs performed a show of force to deter anti-Afghan activities near Ghanzi. The mission was confirmed successful by the JTAC.

    In total, 72 close air support missions were flown as part of the ISAF and Afghan security forces, reconstruction activities and route patrols.

    Sixteen 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, Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons conducted a show of force to deter enemy activities in the vicinity of Al Kufah. The JTAC declared the mission successful.

    Navy F/A-18 Hornets performed shows of force in the vicinity of Sabkhat Gharz to deter enemy activities. The mission was reported successful by the JTAC.

    In total, coalition aircraft flew 41 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 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 125 airlift sorties were flown; 383 tons of cargo delivered, and 3,003 passengers were transported. This included approximately 24,000 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 August 5, U.S. Air Force, French, and Royal Air Force aerial refueling crews flew 65 sorties and off-loaded approximately 3.2 million pounds of fuel to 276 receiving aircraft.

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    Date Taken: 08.07.2008
    Date Posted: 08.08.2008 09:25
    Story ID: 22261
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