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CENTAF releases combined daily air power summary

Central Command Air Forces Forward Public Affairs

1/9/2006 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released today’s combined air power summary.

Coalition aircraft flew 28 close-air-support missions Jan. 8 for Operation Iraqi Freedom. They included support to coalition troops, infrastructure protection, reconstruction activities and operations to deter and disrupt terrorist activities.

Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons provided close air support to coalition troops in contact with anti-Iraqi forces near Kirkuk.

In addition, seven Air Force and Navy intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, or ISR, aircraft flew missions in support of operations in Iraq. Also, Royal Air Force fighter aircraft performed in a non-traditional ISR role with their electro-optical and infrared sensors.

In Afghanistan, coalition aircraft flew 22 close-air-support missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. They included support to coalition and Afghan troops, reconstruction activities and presence route patrols.

Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs provided close air support to coalition forces in contact with enemy troops near Deh Rawood. The A-10s successfully strafed a building being used by anti-Iraqi forces.

Air Force A-10s and a B-52 Stratofortress provided close air support to coalition forces in contact with enemy troops near Orgun-E.

In addition, three Air Force ISR aircraft flew missions in support of operations in Afghanistan.

Air Force C-130 Hercules and C-17 Globemaster IIIs provided intratheater heavy airlift support, helping sustain operations throughout Afghanistan, Iraq and the Horn of Africa. They flew 155 airlift sorties, delivered 230 tons of cargo and transported more than 3,400 passengers.

Coalition C-130 crews from Australia, Canada and Japan flew in support of either OIF or OEF.

On Jan. 7 Air Force and RAF tankers flew 36 sorties and off-loaded more than 2.7 million pounds of fuel.

Coalition aircraft flew 58 close-air-support missions Jan. 7 for Operation Iraqi Freedom. They included support to coalition troops, infrastructure protection, reconstruction activities and operations to deter and disrupt terrorist activities.

Navy F/A-18 Hornets provided close air support to coalition troops in contact with anti-Iraqi forces near Ramadi. The F/A-18s successfully fired one laser-guided missile against insurgents placing an improvised explosive device.

Air Force F-16s provided close air support to coalition troops in contact with anti-Iraqi forces near Balad and Fallujah.

In addition, nine Air Force and Navy intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, or ISR, aircraft flew missions in support of operations in Iraq. Also, RAF fighter aircraft performed in a non-traditional ISR role with their electro-optical and infrared sensors.

In Afghanistan, coalition aircraft flew 22 close-air-support missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. They included support to coalition and Afghan troops, reconstruction activities and presence route patrols.

In addition, six Air Force ISR aircraft flew missions in support of operations in Afghanistan. Also, RAF fighter aircraft performed in a non-traditional ISR role.

Air Force C-130s and C-17s provided intratheater heavy airlift support, helping sustain operations throughout Afghanistan, Iraq and the Horn of Africa. They flew 180 airlift sorties, delivered 275 tons of cargo and transported 3,700 passengers. This included approximately 6,000 pounds of civic aid air-dropped in central Afghanistan.

Coalition C-130 crews from Australia flew in support of OIF and OEF.

On Jan. 6 Air Force and RAF tankers flew 33 sorties and off-loaded more than 2.2 million pounds of fuel.

Coalition aircraft flew 48 close-air-support missions Jan. 6 for Operation Iraqi Freedom. They included support to coalition troops, infrastructure protection, reconstruction activities and operations to deter and disrupt terrorist activities.

Air Force F-16s provided close air support to coalition troops in contact with anti-Iraqi forces near Kirkuk, Mosul and Ramadi.

In addition, seven Air Force and Navy intelligence, surveillance and Reconnaissance, or ISR, aircraft flew missions in support of operations in Iraq. Also, Air Force and RAF fighter aircraft flew in a non-traditional ISR role with their electro-optical and infrared sensors.

In Afghanistan, coalition aircraft flew 20 close-air-support missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. They included support to coalition and Afghan troops, reconstruction activities and presence route patrols.

In addition, seven Air Force ISR aircraft flew missions in support of operations in Afghanistan.

Air Force C-130s and C-17s provided intratheater heavy airlift support, helping sustain operations throughout Afghanistan, Iraq and the Horn of Africa. They flew 195 airlift sorties, delivered 250 tons of cargo and transported more than 3,300 passengers. This included approximately 4,000 pounds of troop re-supply air-dropped into central Afghanistan.

Coalition C-130 crews from Australia and Canada flew in support of either OIF or OEF.

On Jan. 5 Air Force and RAF tankers flew 26 sorties and off-loaded more than 1.8 million pounds of fuel.



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