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    Airpower Summary for Sept. 29, 2008

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    09.29.2008

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    United States Air Forces Central     

    By the U.S. Air Force 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, Sept. 29, 2008, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials.

    In Afghanistan, a Navy F/A-18C Hornet dropped a guided bomb unit-38 and GBU-12 onto anti-Afghan forces near Qalat. The Joint Terminal Attack Controller confirmed the mission successful.

    In the vicinity of Nangalam, an Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle dropped a GBU-31 onto anti-Afghan forces. The mission was declared successful by the JTAC.

    F/A-18Cs dropped a GBU-12 and GBU-38 onto improvised explosive device emplacers in the vicinity of Now Zad. The JTAC reported the mission successful.

    F/A-18C's conducted shows of force to deter insurgent activities near Qalat. The mission was confirmed successful by the JTAC.

    Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs performed shows of force near Jalalabad to deter enemy activities. The JTAC declared the mission successful.

    Coalition aircraft conducted a show of force to deter insurgent activities in the vicinity of Shurakian. The mission was reported successful by the JTAC.

    F-15Es performed a show of force in the vicinity of Shkin to deter enemy activities. The JTAC confirmed the mission successful.

    Navy F/A-18E Super Hornets conducted a show of force to deter insurgent activities in the vicinity of Ali Kheyl. The mission was 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.

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

    In Iraq, coalition aircraft flew 53 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.

    Thirty Air Force and Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, three Air Force and coalition 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 139 airlift sorties were flown; 455 tons of cargo delivered, and 3,714 passengers were transported. This included approximately 60,000 pounds of troop re-supply air-dropped in Afghanistan.

    Coalition C-130 crews flew as part of operations in Afghanistan or Iraq.

    On Sept. 28, 2008, U.S. Air Force and coalition aerial refueling crews flew 57 sorties and off-loaded approximately 3.6 million pounds of fuel to 259 receiving aircraft.

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    Date Taken: 09.29.2008
    Date Posted: 09.30.2008 11:45
    Story ID: 24333
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