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CENTAF releases combined airpower summary

1/23/2006 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials released the airpower summary for Jan. 21 to 23.

Coalition aircraft flew 32 close-air support missions Jan. 22 for Operation Iraqi Freedom. These missions 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 Al Hawijah, Al Jabal, Baghdad, Balad and Tikrit.

An Air Force Predator provided close-air support to coalition troops in contact with anti-Iraqi forces near Tikrit. The Predator expended one precision-guided munition with successful effects against a vehicle armed with an Improvised Explosive Device.

In addition, 15 Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, or ISR, aircraft flew missions in support of operations in Iraq. Also, Air Force and Royal Air Force fighter aircraft performed in a non-traditional ISR role with their electro-optical and infrared sensors.

In Afghanistan, coalition aircraft flew 18 close-air support missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. These missions included support to coalition and Afghan troops, reconstruction activities and presence route patrols.

Four Air Force ISR aircraft flew missions in support of operations in Afghanistan. Also, Royal Air Force fighter aircraft performed in a non-traditional ISR role.

Air Force C-130 Hercules and C-17 Globemaster IIIs provided intra-theater heavy airlift support, helping sustain operations throughout Afghanistan, Iraq and the Horn of Africa. Approximately 185 airlift sorties were flown, almost 410 tons of cargo were delivered and close to 3,185 passengers were transported. This included approximately 25, 000 pounds of humanitarian aid air-dropped in Afghanistan.

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

On Jan 21 Air Force and Royal Air Force tankers flew 32 sorties and off-loaded more than 1.9 million pounds of fuel.

Coalition aircraft flew 24 close-air support missions Jan. 21 for Operation Iraqi Freedom. These missions included support to coalition troops, infrastructure protection, reconstruction activities and operations to deter and disrupt terrorist activities.

Air Force Fighting Falcons provided close-air support to coalition troops in contact with anti-Iraqi forces near Baquba. The F-16s expended one precision-guided munition against an enemy position with successful effects.

Air Force F-16s and F-15 Eagles provided close-air support to coalition troops in contact with anti-Iraqi forces near Balad and Baquba.

In addition, 7 Air Force ISR aircraft flew missions in support of operations in Iraq. Also, Air Force and Royal Air Force fighter aircraft performed in a non-traditional ISR role with their electro-optical and infrared sensors.

In Afghanistan, coalition aircraft flew 16 close-air support missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. These missions included support to coalition and Afghan troops, reconstruction activities and presence route patrols.

Four Air Force ISR aircraft flew missions in support of operations in Afghanistan.

Air Force C-130s and C-17s provided intra-theater heavy airlift support, helping sustain operations throughout Afghanistan, Iraq and the Horn of Africa. Approximately 130 airlift sorties were flown, more than 400 tons of cargo were delivered and close to 2,740 passengers were transported. This included approximately 14,000 pounds of humanitarian aid and 9,000 pounds of troop re-supply air-dropped in Afghanistan.

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

On Jan. 20 Air Force tankers flew 22 sorties and off-loaded more than 1.5 million pounds of fuel.

Coalition aircraft flew 24 close-air support missions Jan. 21 for Operation Iraqi Freedom. These missions 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 Baquba. The F-16s expended one precision-guided munition against an enemy position with successful effects.

Air Force F-16s and F-15s provided close-air support to coalition troops in contact with anti-Iraqi forces near Balad and Baquba.

In addition, 7 Air Force ISR aircraft flew missions in support of operations in Iraq. Also, Air Force and Royal Air Force fighter aircraft performed in a non-traditional ISR role with their electro-optical and infrared sensors.

In Afghanistan, coalition aircraft flew 16 close-air support missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. These missions included support to coalition and Afghan troops, reconstruction activities and presence route patrols.

Four Air Force ISR aircraft flew missions in support of operations in Afghanistan.

Air Force Hercules and Globemaster IIIs provided intra-theater heavy airlift support, helping sustain operations throughout Afghanistan, Iraq and the Horn of Africa. Approximately 130 airlift sorties were flown, more than 400 tons of cargo were delivered and close to 2,740 passengers were transported. This included approximately 14,000 pounds of humanitarian aid and 9,000 pounds of troop re-supply air-dropped in Afghanistan.

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

On Jan. 20 Air Force tankers flew 22 sorties and off-loaded more than 1.5 million pounds of fuel.



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