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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:05 am    Post subject: CENTAF Airpower Updates - Regularly Updated. Reply with quote

CENTAF releases airpower summary for Jan. 2

SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- United States Central Command Air Forces and coalition
partners continue to support NATO and the International Security Assistance
Force and the government of Afghanistan to achieve a secure and stable country.

Over the course of the new year, airpower will be a key asset for ISAF's goals
of establishing Afghan Development Zones, providing freedom of movement along
Highway 1 and targeting key Taliban safe havens and leadership.

In Afghanistan Jan. 1, an Air Force MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle
conducted a strike against Taliban extremists near Kandahar. The Predator
expended a Hellfire missile on the enemy target.

An Air Force B-1 Lancer provided close-air support for ISAF troops in contact
with Taliban extremists near Now Zad.

Navy F/A-18s and Royal Air Force Harrier GR-7s provided close-air support to
ISAF troops in contact with Taliban extremists near Musah Qal'eh.

RAF GR-7s provided close-air support to ISAF troops in contact with enemy forces
near Lashkar Gah. The GR-7s expended an Enhanced Paveway II munition and rockets
on enemy positions.

In total, 47 close-air-support missions were flown in support of ISAF and Afghan
troops, reconstruction activities and route patrols.

Additionally, eight Air Force intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, or
ISR, aircraft flew missions in support of operations in Afghanistan. Navy
fighter aircraft performed in non-traditional ISR roles with their
electro-optical and infrared sensors.

In Iraq, Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons provided
close-air support to troops in contact with anti-Iraqi forces near Baghdad.

Marine Corps F/A-18s conducted a strike against anti-Iraqi forces near Ramadi.
The F/A-18s expended guided bomb unit-31s on enemy targets.

In total, coalition aircraft flew 34 close-air-support missions for Operation
Iraqi Freedom. These missions included support to coalition troops,
infrastructure protection, reconstruction activities and operations to deter and
disrupt terrorist activities.

Additionally, 13 Air Force and Navy ISR aircraft flew missions in support of
operations in Iraq. Air Force fighter aircraft performed in non-traditional ISR
roles with their electro-optical and infrared sensors.

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. They flew 140 airlift sorties, delivered 220 tons of cargo and
transported 2,080 passengers. This included about 7,800 pounds of troop
re-supply air-dropped in eastern Afghanistan.

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

On Dec. 31, U.S., RAF and French air force tankers flew 33 sorties and
off-loaded almost 2.2 million pounds of fuel.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CENTAF releases airpower summary for Jan. 5

SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released
the airpower summary for Jan. 5.

Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs and a B-1 Lancer provided close-air support to
International Security Assistance Force, or ISAF, troops in contact with enemy
forces near Orgun-E.

Air Force A-10s provided close-air support to ISAF troops in contact with enemy
forces near Jalalabad.

In Afghanistan Jan. 4, Navy F/A-18 Hornets conducted a strike against Taliban
extremists near Garmsir. The F/A-18s expended a Guided Bomb Unit-12 on enemy
positions.

In total, 44 close-air-support missions were flown in support of ISAF and Afghan
troops, reconstruction activities and route patrols.

Additionally, nine Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, or
ISR, aircraft flew missions in support of operations in Afghanistan. Navy
fighter aircraft performed in non-traditional ISR roles with their
electro-optical and infrared sensors.

In Iraq , Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles provided close-air support to troops in
contact with anti-Iraqi forces near Basrah.

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

Air Force F-15Es and F-16s provided close-air support to troops in contact with
anti-Iraqi forces near Balad Ruz. The F-15Es expended GBU-39s and the F-16s
expended GBU-12s on enemy positions.

In total, coalition aircraft flew 30 close-air-support missions for Operation
Iraqi Freedom. These missions included support to coalition troops,
infrastructure protection, reconstruction activities and operations to deter and
disrupt terrorist activities.

CENTAF and coalition air operations will continue in support of the ultimate
goal, which is to enable the Iraqis to defeat insurgents and strengthen Iraqi
rule of law.

Additionally, 13 Air Force and Navy ISR aircraft flew missions in support of
operations in Iraq .

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. Over 120 airlift sorties were flown; more than 470 tons of cargo
was delivered, and approximately 1,885 passengers were transported. This
included more than 21,600 pounds of troop supplies air-dropped in eastern
Afghanistan.

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

On Jan. 3, Air Force, Royal Air Force and French air force tankers flew 36
sorties and off-loaded almost 2.4 million pounds of fuel.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CENTAF releases airpower summary for Jan. 8

SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released
the airpower summary for Jan. 8.

In Afghanistan Jan. 7, Air Force B-1 Lancers provided close-air support for
International Security Assistance Force, or ISAF, troops in contact with Taliban
extremists near Now Zad and Sangin. The B-1s expended guided bomb unit-38s on
enemy positions.

Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs provided close-air support to ISAF troops in
contact with enemy forces near Asadabad.

An Air Force B-1 provided close-air support to ISAF troops in contact with enemy
forces near Ghanzi.

In total, 30 close-air-support missions were flown in support of ISAF and Afghan
troops, reconstruction activities and route patrols.

Additionally, 12 Air Force and Royal Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and
Reconnaissance, or ISR, aircraft flew missions in support of operations in
Afghanistan.

In Iraq, Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons provided close-air support to troops in
contact with anti-Iraqi forces in the vicinity of Turki Village, Balad and
Baghdad.

Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles provided close-air support to troops in contact
with anti-Iraqi forces in the vicinity of Bayji and Basrah.

RAF GR-4 Tornados provided close-air support to troops in contact with
anti-Iraqi forces in the vicinity of Basrah.

In total, coalition aircraft flew 36 close-air-support missions for Operation
Iraqi Freedom. These missions included support to coalition troops,
infrastructure protection, reconstruction activities and operations to deter and
disrupt terrorist activities.

Additionally, 11 Air Force, Navy and Royal Australian Air Force ISR aircraft
flew missions in support of operations in Iraq.

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 130 airlift sorties were flown; more than 440 tons
of cargo was delivered, and more than 2,380 passengers were transported.

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

On Jan. 7, Air Force, RAF and French air force tankers flew 30 sorties and
off-loaded almost 1.7 million pounds of fuel.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CENTAF releases airpower summary for Jan. 9

SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNEWS) -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have
released the airpower summary for Jan. 9.

In Afghanistan Jan. 8, an Air Force B-1 Lancer provided close-air support for
International Security Assistance Force, or ISAF, troops in contact with Taliban
extremists near Asadabad. The B-1 expended guided bomb unit-38s on enemy
positions.

Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs provided close-air support to ISAF troops in
contact with enemy forces near Musah Qal'eh. The A-10s expended a GBU-12 on an
enemy position.

Air Force A-10s and French Air Force M2000D Mirages provided close-air support
to ISAF troops in contact with enemy forces near Now Zad. The A-10s expended a
GBU-12 and cannon rounds on enemy positions.

Air Force A-10s and Royal Air Force GR-7 Harriers provided close-air support to
ISAF troops in contact with enemy forces near Sangin. The A-10s expended cannon
rounds on enemy positions.

In total, 30 close-air-support missions were flown in support of ISAF and Afghan
troops, reconstruction activities and route patrols.

Additionally, five Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, or
ISR, aircraft flew missions in support of operations in Afghanistan.

In Iraq, Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons and Air Force B-1s conducted strikes
against anti-Iraqi forces near Turki Village. The F-16s expended cannon rounds
and the B-1s expended GBU-31s on enemy targets.

Air Force F-16s, Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles and RAF GR-4 Tornados provided
close-air support to troops in contact with anti-Iraqi forces in the vicinity of
Turki Village. The F-15Es expended cannon rounds on enemy positions.

Air Force F-15Es and RAF GR-4s provided close-air support to troops in contact
with anti-Iraqi forces in the vicinity of Basrah.

RAF GR-4s provided close-air support to troops in contact with anti-Iraqi forces
in the vicinity of Baghdad.

In total, coalition aircraft flew 20 close-air-support missions for Operation
Iraqi Freedom. These missions included support to coalition troops,
infrastructure protection, reconstruction activities and operations to deter and
disrupt terrorist activities.

Additionally, 11 Air Force and Navy ISR aircraft flew missions in support of
operations in Iraq.

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. More than 110 airlift sorties were flown; more than 540 tons of
cargo was delivered, and more than 2,540 passengers were transported. This
included about 16,800 pounds of troop re-supply air-dropped in eastern
Afghanistan.

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

On Jan. 7, Air Force, RAF and French air force tankers flew 29 sorties and
off-loaded almost 2 million pounds of fuel.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CENTAF releases airpower summary for Jan. 12

SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNEWS) -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have
released the airpower summary for Jan. 12.

In Afghanistan Jan 11, an Air Force B-1B Lancer and A-10 Thunderbolt IIs
provided close-air support for International Security Assistance Force, or ISAF,
troops in contact with Taliban extremists near Gereshk. The A-10s expended a
guided bomb unit-12 and general purpose 500-pound bombs on enemy positions.

A B-1B and A-10s provided close-air support to ISAF troops in contact with enemy
forces near Asadabad.

A B-1B and Royal Air Force GR-7 Harriers provided close-air support to ISAF
troops in contact with enemy forces near Musah Qal'eh.

RAF GR-7s provided close-air support for ISAF troops in contact with Taliban
extremists near Tarin Kowt.

In total, 29 close-air-support missions were flown in support of ISAF and Afghan
troops, reconstruction activities and route patrols.

Additionally, eight Air Force intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, or
ISR, aircraft flew missions in support of operations in Afghanistan.

In Iraq, an Air Force MQ-1 Predator conducted a strike against anti-Iraqi forces
near Balad. The aircraft expended a Hellfire missile against an enemy target.
Predators provide "persistent stare" capability to follow an operation or a
high-value target for a long period of time and, with a weapon ready, can strike
immediately.

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

In total, coalition aircraft flew 28 close-air-support missions for Operation
Iraqi Freedom. These missions included support to coalition troops,
infrastructure protection, reconstruction activities and operations to deter and
disrupt terrorist activities.

Additionally, 11 Air Force and Navy ISR aircraft flew missions in support of
operations in Iraq.

Air Force C-130 Hercules and C-17 Globemaster IIs provided intra-theater heavy
airlift support, helping sustain operations throughout Afghanistan, Iraq and the
Horn of Africa. More than 150 airlift sorties were flown; nearly 360 tons of
cargo was delivered, and more than 3,070 passengers were transported. This
included about 26,400 pounds of troop re-supply air-dropped in eastern
Afghanistan.

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

On Jan. 10, Air Force, RAF and French tankers flew 32 sorties and off-loaded
almost 2.4 million pounds of fuel.
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CENTAF releases airpower summary for Jan. 11

SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNEWS) -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have
released the airpower summary for Jan. 11.

In Afghanistan Jan. 10, Air Force B1-B Lancers and Royal Air Force GR-7s
provided close-air support to International Security Assistance Force troops in
contact with enemy forces near Gereshk. The B1-Bs expended guided bomb unit-38s
and GBU-31s on enemy positions. The GR-7s expanded Enhanced Paveway II munitions
on enemy positions.

Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs provided close-air support to ISAF troops in
contact with enemy forces near Khowst.

A B-1B provided close-air support to ISAF troops in contact with enemy forces
near Musah Qal'eh.

The B-1B is no longer a Cold War combatant. Today, its strength lies in
long-range, high-payload, multi-task operations and the ability to employ in all
environments, day/night, or any weather conditions.

A B-1B and A-10 Thunderbolt IIs provided close-air support for ISAF troops in
contact with Taliban extremists near Orgun-E. The B-1B expended GBU-31s and the
A-10s expended general-purpose 500-pound bombs, a GBU-12 and cannon rounds on
enemy positions.

A-10s, a B-1B and Royal Air Force GR-7s provided close-air support for ISAF
troops in contact with Taliban extremists near Now Zad. The A-10s expended
GBU-12s, MK-82s and cannon rounds on enemy positions. The B-1B expended GBU-31s
and GR-7s expended rockets on enemy positions.

An Air Force B-1B provided close-air support to ISAF troops in contact with
enemy forces near Lashkar Gah. The B-1B expended GBU-31s and GBU-38s on enemy
positions.

Royal Air Force GR-7s provided close-air support to International Security
Assistance Force troops in contact with enemy forces near Sangin.

In total, 33 close-air support missions were flown in support of ISAF and Afghan
troops, reconstruction activities and route patrols.

Additionally, 11 Air Force and Royal Air Force intelligence, surveillance and
reconnaissance, or ISR, aircraft flew missions in support of operations in
Afghanistan.

In Iraq, F-16 Fighting Falcons provided close-air support to troops in contact
with anti-Iraqi forces in the vicinity of Baghdad.

In total, coalition aircraft flew 32 close-air support missions for Operation
Iraqi Freedom. These missions included support to coalition troops,
infrastructure protection, reconstruction activities and operations to deter and
disrupt terrorist activities.

Additionally, 15 Air Force, Navy and Royal Australian Air Force ISR aircraft
flew missions in support of operations in Iraq.

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. They flew more than 130 airlift sorties, delivered more than 500
tons of cargo and transported almost 2,880 passengers. This included
approximately 14,600 pounds of troop re-supply air-dropped in eastern
Afghanistan.

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

On Jan. 9, Air Force, Royal Air Force and French Air Force tankers flew 30
sorties and off-loaded almost 2 million pounds of fuel.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CENTAF releases airpower summary for Jan. 10

SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNEWS) -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have
released the airpower summary for Jan. 10.

In Afghanistan Jan. 9, an Air Force B-1 Lancer conducted a strike on Taliban
extremists near Garmsir. The B-1 expended guided bomb unit-38s on enemy targets.

A-10 Thunderbolt IIs and a B-1 provided close-air support to International
Security Assistance Force, or ISAF, troops in contact with enemy forces near Now
Zad. The B-1 expended GBU-31s and the A-10s expended GBU-12s, general-purpose,
500-pound bombs and cannon rounds on enemy positions.

A-10s and Royal Air Force GR-7 Harriers provided close-air support to ISAF
troops in contact with enemy forces near Sangin. The A-10s expended a
general-purpose, 500-pound bomb and cannon rounds and the GR-7s expended an
Enhance Paveway II munition on enemy positions.

Air Force B-1s and RAF GR-7s provided close-air support for ISAF troops in
contact with Taliban extremists near Gereshk. A B-1 expended a GBU-38 on enemy
positions.

RAF GR-7s and M2000D Mirages provided close-air support for ISAF troops in
contact with Taliban extremists near Musah Qal'eh.

In total, 31 close-air support missions were flown in support of ISAF and Afghan
troops, reconstruction activities and route patrols.

Additionally, seven Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, or
ISR, aircraft flew missions in support of operations in Afghanistan. Aircraft
like MQ-1Predators, and non-traditional ISR platforms, give planners and
aircrews an advantage by providing real-time "eyes-in-the-sky" capability, which
translates into immediate support to ground forces in harm's way.

In Iraq, Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles conducted a strike against anti-Iraqi
forces near Baghdad. The aircraft expended cannon rounds on enemy targets.

Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons and F-15Es provided close-air support to troops
in contact with anti-Iraqi forces near Bayji. The F-16s expended cannon on enemy
targets.

Air Force F-16s and F-15Es provided close-air support to troops in contact with
anti-Iraqi forces near Turki Village. The F-16s expended GBU-38 on enemy
targets.

Air Force F-15Es provided close-air support to troops in contact with anti-Iraqi
forces near Basrah.

In total, coalition aircraft flew 30 close-air support missions for Operation
Iraqi Freedom. These missions included support to coalition troops,
infrastructure protection, reconstruction activities and operations to deter and
disrupt terrorist activities.

Additionally, 13 Air Force, Navy and Royal Australian Air Force ISR aircraft
flew missions in support of operations in Iraq.

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. They flew more than 130 airlift sorties, delivered more than 500
tons of cargo and transported more than 3,230 passengers. This included more
than 40,000 pounds of troop supplies air-dropped in eastern Afghanistan.

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

On Jan. 8, Air Force, RAF and French air force tankers flew 30 sorties and
off-loaded almost 1.9 million pounds of fuel.
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CENTAF releases airpower summary for Jan. 19

SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNEWS) -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have
released the airpower summary for Jan. 19.

In Afghanistan Jan. 18, an Air Force B-1 Lancer provided close-air support for
International Security Assistance Force, or ISAF, troops in contact with enemy
forces near Wama. The B-1 expended GBU-38 bombs on enemy positions.

In total, 15 close-air-support missions were flown in support of ISAF and Afghan
troops, reconstruction activities and route patrols.

Additionally, four Air Force and Royal Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and
Reconnaissance, or ISR, aircraft flew missions in support of operations in
Afghanistan.

In Iraq , Air Force F-15 Eagles provided close-air support to troops in contact
with anti-Iraqi forces near Samarra and Basra.

Air Force F-15s and RAF GR-4 Tornados also provided close-air support to troops
in contact with anti-Iraqi forces near Baghdad.

In total, coalition aircraft flew 54 close-air-support missions for Operation
Iraqi Freedom. These missions included support to coalition troops,
infrastructure protection, reconstruction activities and operations to deter and
disrupt terrorist activities.

Additionally, 14 Air Force, Navy, RAF and Royal Australian Air Force ISR
aircraft flew missions in support of operations in Iraq.

Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft and C-17 Globemaster IIIs provided
intra-theater heavy airlift support, helping sustain operations throughout
Afghanistan, Iraq and the Horn of Africa. More than 320 airlift sorties were
flown; nearly 250 tons of cargo was delivered. More than 3,455 passengers were
transported. Coalition airlift supports a variety of critical missions to
include supply, convoy reduction, aeromedical evacuation and special operations.

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

On Jan 17, Air Force and RAF tankers flew 26 sorties and off-loaded more than 2
million pounds of fuel.
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CENTAF releases airpower summary for Jan. 18

SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNEWS) -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have
released the airpower summary for Jan. 18.

In Afghanistan Jan. 17, Air Force B-1 Lancers provided close-air support for
International Security Assistance Force, or ISAF, troops in contact with enemy
forces in Carlson, Wama and Sangin.

Air Force F-15 Eagles provided close-air support to ISAF troops in contact with
enemy forces near Sangin. The F-15s expended guided bomb unit-12s on enemy
positions.

Air Force F-15s and a B-1 provided close-air support to ISAF troops in contact
with enemy forces near Gereshk.

In total, 14 close-air-support missions were flown in support of ISAF and Afghan
troops, reconstruction activities and route patrols.

Additionally, four Air Force and Royal Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and
Reconnaissance, or ISR aircraft flew missions in support of operations in
Afghanistan .

Airborne and space-based ISR assets play a key role in identifying enemy
operating areas and analyzing trends of enemy activity in the area of
responsibility.

In Iraq , Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons provided close-air support to troops
in contact with anti-Iraqi forces in the vicinity of Kirkuk, Baghdad and Tikrit.

Air Force F-15s provided close-air support to troops in contact with anti-Iraqi
forces in the vicinity of Balad.

RAF GR-4 Tornados provided close-air support to troops in contact with
anti-Iraqi forces in the vicinity of Baghdad.

In total, coalition aircraft flew 34 close-air-support missions for Operation
Iraqi Freedom. These missions included support to coalition troops,
infrastructure protection, reconstruction activities and operations to deter and
disrupt terrorist activities.

Additionally, 13 Air Force, Navy and RAF ISR aircraft flew missions in support
of operations in Iraq.

Air Force C-130 Herculeses and C-17 Globemaster IIIs provided intra-theater
heavy airlift support, helping sustain operations throughout Afghanistan, Iraq
and the Horn of Africa. About 165 airlift sorties were flown; more than 585 tons
of cargo was delivered, and nearly 3,920 passengers were transported. This
included about 26,400 pounds of troop supplies air-dropped in eastern
Afghanistan.

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

On Jan. 16, Air Force, RAF and French air force tankers flew 33 sorties and
off-loaded more than 2.3 million pounds of fuel.
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CENTAF releases airpower summary for Jan. 25

SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNEWS) -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have
released the airpower summary for Jan. 25.

In Afghanistan Jan. 24, an Air Force B-1B Lancer provided close-air support for
International Security Assistance Force, or ISAF, troops in contact with enemy
forces near Musa Qal'eh. The B-1B expended guided bomb unit-38s and a GBU-31 on
enemy positions.

A B-1B and Royal Air Force GR-7 Harriers provided close-air support to ISAF
troops in contact with enemy forces near Qurya. The B-1B expended GBU-38s on
enemy positions. The GR-7s expended 1000-pound bombs and enhanced Paveway II
munitions on enemy positions.

In total, 27 close-air-support missions were flown in support of ISAF and Afghan
troops, reconstruction activities and route patrols.

Additionally, four Air Force intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, or
ISR, aircraft flew missions in support of operations in Afghanistan .

In Iraq, Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons and A-10 Thunderbolt IIs provided
close-air support to troops in contact with anti-Iraqi forces near Al
Mahmudiyah.

Air Force F-16s also provided close-air support to troops in contact with
anti-Iraqi forces near Kirkuk , Baghdad and Balad.

Air Force F-16s, A-10s and RAF GR-4 Tornados provided close-air support to
troops in contact with anti-Iraqi forces near Baghdad .

In total, coalition aircraft flew 42 close-air-support missions for Operation
Iraqi Freedom. These missions included support to coalition troops,
infrastructure protection, reconstruction activities and operations to deter and
disrupt terrorist activities.

The U.S. military's focus is to ensure a peaceful and democratic Iraq . For
those who want to create havoc, plant improvised explosive devices and kill
innocent civilians, they need to keep in mind that they have choices. They can
lay down their arms, help build their country and bring peace, or they can
continue their destructive ways. If they choose the latter, they will pay the
consequences.

Additionally, 13 Air Force and Navy ISR aircraft flew missions in support of
operations in Iraq .

Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft and C-17 Globemaster IIIs provided
intra-theater heavy airlift support, helping sustain operations throughout
Afghanistan , Iraq and the Horn of Africa. Approximately 135 airlift sorties
were flown; nearly 275 tons of cargo was delivered, and more than 4,700
passengers were transported.

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

On Jan. 23, Air Force, RAF and French tankers flew 28 sorties and off-loaded
more than 1.6 million pounds of fuel.
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Feb. 6 airpower: Eagles shut down small-arms fire

SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNEWS) -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have
released the airpower summary for Feb. 6.

In Afghanistan Feb. 5, F-15 Eagles provided show-of-force and overhead coverage
for a convoy of International Security Assistance Force, or ISAF, troops near Ya
Qubi who were receiving small arms fire and a rocket propelled grenade attack
from enemy forces. After the F-15s arrived, no additional enemy activity was
reported.

Navy F/A-18 Hornets provided close-air support to ISAF troops receiving rocket
propelled grenade and mortar fire from enemy forces near Qurya. One of the
F/A-18s successfully expended a guided bomb unit -38 on an enemy forces
structure and mortar positions, ending the engagement.

In total, 31 close-air-support missions were flown in support of ISAF and Afghan
troops, reconstruction activities and route patrols.

Additionally, five Air Force intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, or
ISR, aircraft flew missions in support of operations in Afghanistan. Navy
fighter aircraft performed in non-traditional ISR roles with their
electro-optical and infrared sensors.

In Iraq , Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons and A-10 Thunderbolt IIs provided
close-air support to troops receiving small arms fire from anti-Iraqi forces
near Karbala. The F-16s successfully expended cannon rounds on enemy forces,
ending the engagement.

Air Force F-16s also provided close-air support to troops in contact with
anti-Iraqi forces near Tikrit and Basrah.

Royal Air Force GR-4 Tornados provided close-air support to troops in contact
with anti-Iraqi forces near Baghdad, Tarmiya and Karbala .

In total, coalition aircraft flew 46 close-air-support missions for Operation
Iraqi Freedom. These missions included support to coalition troops,
infrastructure protection, reconstruction activities and operations to deter and
disrupt terrorist activities.

Additionally, 12 Air Force and Navy ISR aircraft flew missions in support of
operations in Iraq . An Air Force fighter aircraft performed in a
non-traditional ISR role with electro-optical and infrared sensors.

Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft and C-17 Globemaster IIIs provided
intra-theater heavy airlift support, helping sustain operations throughout
Afghanistan , Iraq and the Horn of Africa. They flew approximately 130 airlift
sorties, delivered more than 360 tons of cargo and transported more than 2,500
passengers. This included about 14,400 pounds of troop re-supply airdropped in
eastern Afghanistan.

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

On Feb. 4, Air Force, RAF and French tankers flew 32 sorties and off-loaded more
than 1.9 million pounds of fuel.
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CENTAF releases airpower summary for Feb. 5

SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNEWS) -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials
have released the airpower summary for Feb. 5.

In Afghanistan Feb. 4, an Air Force MQ-1 Predator and Royal Air Force
GR-7 Harriers conducted a strike against enemy forces near Musa Qal'eh.

A GR-7 successfully expended an enhanced Paveway II munition at an enemy
forces vehicle. The Predator successfully expended a Hellfire missile at
an enemy fleeing the destroyed vehicle.

The vehicle carried a Taliban commander who was targeted in a precisely
planned and well-executed operation in an isolated area outside the
village of Musa Qala, said CENTAF officials. Several secondary
explosions occurred after the air strike, indicating there were sources
of explosives and ammunition in the vehicle. There was no injuries to
the local population and minimal damage to the surrounding area.

"This key Taliban leader was well known to have commanded insurgents
within the Musa Qal'eh District and was directly responsible for the
recent uprising and insurgent attacks within the village of Musa
Qal'eh," said Squadron Leader Dave Marsh, the spokesperson for Regional
Command-South. "By his removal, the elders and people of Musa Qala have
been protected."

Air Force F-15 Eagles provided close-air support to International
Security Assistance Force, or ISAF, troops in contact with enemy forces
near Forward Operating Base Carlson.

Navy F/A-18 Hornets provided close-air support to ISAF troops in contact
with enemy forces near Musa Qal'eh. The Hornets expended a GBU-12, a
GBU-38 and cannon rounds on enemy positions.

Navy F/A-18s provided close-air support to ISAF troops in contact with
enemy forces near Pashsbad. One of them successfully expended a GBU-12
on enemy forces.

Navy F/A-18s provided close-air support to ISAF troops in contact with
enemy forces near Pashsbad and Musa Qal'eh.

A B-1B Lancer and RAF fighters provided close-air support for ISAF
troops in contact with enemy forces near Pashsbad. The B-1B successfully
expended GBU-38s and GBU-31s on enemy positions and bunkers.

In total, 33 close-air-support missions were flown in support of ISAF
and Afghan troops, reconstruction activities and route patrols.

Additionally, 12 Air Force, Navy and RAF intelligence, surveillance and
reconnaissance, or ISR, aircraft flew missions in support of operations
in Afghanistan. Navy fighter aircraft performed in non-traditional ISR
roles with their electro-optical and infrared sensors.

In Iraq, F-16 Fighting Falcons provided close-air support to troops in
contact with anti-Iraqi forces in the vicinity of Baqubah.

Royal Air Force GR-4 Tornados also provided close-air support to troops
in contact with anti-Iraqi forces near Balad.

In total, coalition aircraft flew 26 close-air-support missions for
Operation Iraqi Freedom. These missions included support to coalition
troops, infrastructure protection, reconstruction activities and
operations to deter and disrupt terrorist activities.

Additionally, 12 Air Force, Navy and RAF ISR aircraft flew missions in
support of operations in Iraq. An Air Force fighter aircraft performed
in a non-traditional ISR role with electro-optical and infrared sensors.


Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft and C-17 Globemaster IIIs provided
intra-theater heavy airlift support, helping sustain operations
throughout Afghanistan, Iraq and the Horn of Africa. They flew more than
140 airlift sorties, delivered approximately 620 tons of cargo and
transpoted approximately 3,650 passengers. This included about 23,800
pounds of troop re-supply air-dropped in eastern Afghanistan.

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

On Feb. 3, Air Force, RAF and French tankers flew 27 sorties and
off-loaded more than 1.6 million pounds of fuel.
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CENTAF releases airpower summary for Feb. 4

SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNEWS) -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have
released the airpower summary for Feb. 4.

In Afghanistan Feb. 3, an Air Force B-1B Lancer provided close-air support for
International Security Assistance Force, or ISAF, troops in contact with enemy
forces near Forward Operating Base Carlson. The B-1B successfully expended a
guided bomb unit-38 on enemy rocket positions.

A B-1B and A-10 Thunderbolt IIs provided close-air support for ISAF troops in
contact with enemy forces near Qurya.

The B-1B successfully expended guided bomb unit-31s on a building containing
enemy forces reported to be firing rocket propelled grenades and small arms at a
joint tactical air controller position.

In total, 17 close-air-support missions were flown in support of ISAF and Afghan
troops, reconstruction activities and route patrols.

Additionally, nine Air Force and Royal Air Force intelligence, surveillance and
reconnaissance, or ISR, aircraft flew missions in support of operations in
Afghanistan.

In Iraq, Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons provided close-air-support to troops in
contact with anti-Iraqi forces near Samarra and Tal Afar.

RAF GR-4 Tornados also provided close-air support to troops in contact with
anti-Iraqi forces near Mamudiyah and Basrah.

In total, coalition aircraft flew 22 close-air-support missions for Operation
Iraqi Freedom. These missions included support to coalition troops,
infrastructure protection, reconstruction activities and operations to deter and
disrupt terrorist activities.

Additionally, 13 Air Force, U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Air Force ISR
aircraft flew missions in support of operations in Iraq. An Air Force fighter
aircraft performed in a non-traditional ISR role with their electro-optical and
infrared sensors.

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 more than 120 airlift sorties, delivered nearly 600
tons of cargo and transported 3,025 passengers.

On Feb. 02, Air Force, RAF and French tankers flew 28 sorties and off-loaded
almost 1.9 million pounds of fuel.
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CENTAF releases airpower summary for Feb. 3

SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNEWS) -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have
released the airpower summary for Feb. 3.

In Afghanistan Feb. 2, Royal Air Force GR-7 Harriers provided close-air support
for International Security Assistance Force, or ISAF, troops in contact with
enemy forces near Delaram.

RAF M-2000s provided close-air support to ISAF troops in contact with enemy
forces near Forward Operating Base Robinson.

In total, 17 close-air-support missions were flown in support of ISAF and Afghan
troops, reconstruction activities and route patrols.

Additionally, 10 Air Force and RAF intelligence, surveillance and
reconnaissance, or ISR, aircraft flew missions in support of operations in
Afghanistan.

In Iraq, Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons conducted a strike against anti-Iraqi
forces hiding in a palm grove near Baghdad. The aircraft successfully expended
guided bomb unit-38s ending the engagement.

F-16s provided close-air support to troops in contact with anti-Iraqi forces
near Baghdad and Sammara.

Air Force F-16s, A-10 Thunderbolt IIs and RAF GR-4 Tornados also provided
close-air support to troops in contact with anti-Iraqi forces near Taji. An F-16
successfully expended cannon rounds at anti-Iraqi forces believed to be placing
an improvised explosive device.

In total, coalition aircraft flew 48 close-air-support missions for Operation
Iraqi Freedom. These missions included support to coalition troops,
infrastructure protection, reconstruction activities and operations to deter and
disrupt terrorist activities.

Additionally, 15 Air Force, U.S. Navy and RAF ISR aircraft flew missions in
support of operations in Iraq.

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 more than 150 airlift sorties, delivered more than 430
tons of cargo, and transported 3,645 passengers.

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

On Feb. 1, Air Force, RAF and French tankers flew 27 sorties and off-loaded
almost 1.9 million pounds of fuel.
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CENTAF releases airpower summary for Feb. 2

SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNEWS) -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have
released the airpower summary for Feb. 2.

In Afghanistan Feb. 1, Air Force F-15 Eagles and a B-1B Lancer provided
close-air support for International Security Assistance Force, or ISAF, troops
in contact with enemy forces near Forward Operating Base Rob.

An F-15 expended a guided bomb unit-12 successfully on an enemy firing position
and a possible underground tunnel network. The B-1B successfully expended
GBU-38s on enemy rocket positions and GBU-31s on an enemy compound.

F-15s provided close-air support to ISAF troops in contact with enemy forces
near Kajaki and Lashkar Gah.

In total, 26 close-air-support missions were flown in support of ISAF and Afghan
troops, reconstruction activities and route patrols.

Additionally, seven Air Force intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, or
ISR, aircraft flew missions in support of operations in Afghanistan.

In Iraq , F-16 Fighting Falcons and A-10 Thunderbolt IIs provided close-air
support to troops in contact with anti-Iraqi forces near Al Mada'in.

The F-16s successfully expended GBU-12s and a GBU-38 on enemy forces' buildings
and a GBU-12 on a vehicle containing enemy forces. The F-16s also successfully
strafed a field, expending cannon rounds at enemy forces who were firing at a
joint terminal attack controller's position.

F-16s also provided close-air support to troops in contact with anti-Iraqi
forces near Yusufiyah, Baghdad , Bakquba, Al Mahmudiyah and Ramadi.

A-10s provided close-air support to troops in contact with anti-Iraqi forces
near Sal Man Pak.

Royal Air Force GR-4 Tornados also provided close-air support to troops in
contact with anti-Iraqi forces near Baghdad.

In total, coalition aircraft flew 51 close-air-support missions for Operation
Iraqi Freedom. These missions included support to coalition troops,
infrastructure protection, reconstruction activities and operations to deter and
disrupt terrorist activities.

Additionally, 14 Air Force, Navy and RAF ISR aircraft flew missions in support
of operations in Iraq.

C-130 Hercules aircraft and C-17 Globemaster IIIs provided intra-theater heavy
airlift support, helping sustain operations throughout Afghanistan, Iraq and the
Horn of Africa. They flew more than 150 airlift sorties, delivered more than 415
tons of cargo and transported more than 3,750 passengers.

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

On Jan. 31, Air Force and French tankers flew 25 sorties and off-loaded almost
1.7 million pounds of fuel.
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