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Operation Odyssey Dawn

US Support to Operation Unified Protector - Order of Battle - ~27 April 2011

Joint Force Command
Combined Joint Task Force Unified Protector
Allied Maritime Command
Allied Air Command
Expeditionary Strike Group 5
Navy Tactical Air Control Center 21
Bataan ARG
LCC/JCC 20 Mount Whitney3
DDG 52 Barry
SSGN 728 Florida
SSN 719 Providence
SSN 756 Scranton
T-AKE-1 Lewis and Clark

U/I Det, VAQ-132
U/I Det, VQ-2

LHD 5 Bataan
LPD 19 Mesa Verde
LSD 41 Whidbey Island
22nd MEU
U/I Det, ACU-2
U/I Det, ACU-4
U/I Det, BMU-2
U/I Det, CNBG-2
U/I Det, FST-8
U/I Det, HSC-28
U/I Det, TACRON-21
603rd Air Ops Center (USAFE) 2
617th Air Ops Center (AFAFRICA) 2

313th Air Expeditionary Wing

U/I Det, 22nd Fighter Sqdn
U/I Det, 23rd Fighter Sqdn
U/I Det, 81st Fighter Sqdn
U/I Det, 492nd Fighter Sqdn
U/I Det, 494th Fighter Sqdn
U/I Det, 510th Fighter Sqdn
U/I Det, 555th Fighter Sqdn
U/I Det, 95th Recon. Sqdn

Aviano Air Base, Italy
Agusta Bay Port Facility, Italy
Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy
Offutt Air Force Base, NE
RAF Lakenheath, UK
Ramstein Air Base, Germany
Naval Spt Activity Souda Bay, Greece
Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany
Stuttgart, Germany
Whiteman Air Force Base, MO
1x EP-3E Aries II
5x EA-18G Growler
MQ-8B Fire Scout
4x P-3C Orion

AGM-65 Maverick
BGM-109 Tomahawk
AV-8B Harrier
CH-53E Super Stallion
MH-60S "Knight Hawk"
MV-22A Osprey
A-10 Thunderbolt II
AC-130U Spooky
E-3 Sentry (AWACS)
F-15E Strike Eagle
F-16 Fighting Falcon
KC-135 Stratotanker
MQ-1B Predator/MQ-9A Reaper?4
RC-135V/W Rivet Joint
RQ-4 Global Hawk

JDAM (Joint Direct Attack Munition)


1 - The Commander, US Naval Forces Europe (COMUSNAVEUR) is dual-hatted as the Commander, US Naval Forces Africa (COMUSNAVAF). This individual is also designated as NATO's Commander, Allied Joint Force Command, Naples.

2 - US Air Forces Africa (AFARICA) has no assigned units. The 617th Air Operations Center was established following the beginning of Operation Odyssey Dawn to provide such support to AFRICOM. It was colocated with the 603rd Air Operations Center, the AOC for US Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), who provided the facilities and other support for the functioning of the 617th AOC.

3 - The USS Mount Whitney remained the location of the command element for US forces after the transition to Operation Unified Protector. The command element includes personnel from US Army Africa (USARAF).

4 - In the press briefing on 21 April 2011, neither Secretary of Defense Robert Gates or Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. James E. Cartwright specified exactly what type of "Predator" was involved in operations over Libya. This term could cover the MQ-1B Predator and/or MQ-9A Reaper (also referred to as "Predator B").

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