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Airpower Summary for December 16

Posted 12/17/2010   Updated 12/23/2010 Email story   Print story

    


Release Number: 221210

12/17/2010 - SOUTHWEST ASIA  -- Coalition airpower integrated with Operation New Dawn partners in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in the following operations December 16, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.

Air Operations in Afghanistan

Almar, Regional Command-North
U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon pilots provided armed overwatch for friendly forces and conducted a show of presence and a show of force over enemy positions. Joint terminal attack controllers reported the engagements as successful.

Mata Khan, RC-E
U.S. Air Force F-15ES Strike Eagle aircrews provided armed overwatch for friendly forces and conducted shows of force which ground controllers called successful.

Morghab, RC-W
U.S. Air Force F-16C pilots provided armed overwatch for friendly forces and released multiple precision-guided munitions against enemy positions to deter enemy activity. Joint terminal attack controllers called the engagements successful.

Kandahar, RC-S
U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet pilots provided armed overwatch for friendly forces and conducted a show of force which ground controllers called successful.

Sangin, RC-SW
U.S. Air Force MQ-9A Reaper crews provided armed overwatch for friendly forces and released precision-guided munitions over an enemy target to deter enemy activity. Ground controllers reported the engagements as successful.

Airlift Action

Badghis Province, RC-W
U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircrews flew combat-airdrop missions in Badghis Province, Afghanistan, delivering approximately 158,000 pounds of combat-sustainment supplies to friendly forces.

Farah Province, RC-W
A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircrew flew a combat-airdrop mission in Farah Province, Afghanistan, delivering approximately 14,000 pounds of combat-sustainment supplies to friendly forces.
Gardez Province, RC-E
A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircrew flew a combat-airdrop mission in Gardez Province, Afghanistan, delivering approximately 34,000 pounds of combat-sustainment supplies to friendly forces.

Helmand Province, RC-S
A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircrew flew a combat-airdrop mission in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, delivering approximately 28,000 pounds of combat-sustainment supplies to friendly forces.

Nimroz Province, RC-S
A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircrew flew a combat-airdrop mission in Nimroz Province, Afghanistan, delivering approximately 48,000 pounds of combat-sustainment supplies to friendly forces.

Oruzgan Province, RC-S
A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircrew flew a combat-airdrop mission in Oruzgan Province, Afghanistan, delivering approximately 29,000 pounds of combat-sustainment supplies to friendly forces.

Paktika Province, RC-E
A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircrew flew a combat-airdrop mission in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, delivering approximately 72,000 pounds of combat-sustainment supplies to friendly forces.

Paktya Province, RC-E
A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircrew flew a combat-airdrop mission in Oruzgan Province, Afghanistan, delivering approximately 35,000 pounds of combat-sustainment supplies to friendly forces.

Zabul Province, RC-S
A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircrew flew a combat-airdrop mission in Zabul Province, Afghanistan, delivering approximately 70,000 pounds of combat-sustainment supplies to friendly forces.

Air Operations in Iraq:

Nothing significant to report.

Air Power Statistics:

Close Air Support:
Sorties flown to support ISAF & Afghan security forces: 87
Sorties flown to support Operation New Dawn: 14

Surveillance & Reconnaissance:
Sorties flown in Afghanistan: 70
Sorties flown in Iraq: 24

Air Mobility:
U.S. Air Force airlift sorties: 186
Short tons of delivered cargo: 735
Passengers: approximately 3600
Airdropped cargo: approximately 464,000 pounds

Aerial Refueling:
Sorties flown: 45
Fuel delivered: approximately 3.2 million pounds
Aircraft refueled: 271

Personnel Recovery, Casualty Evacuation and Aero-medical Evacuations:
Casualty Evacuation -- Air Force Rescue Airmen transported 18 patients.
Saves: 11
Assists: 06
Other: 00
Hero Flights: 01
Sorties flown to support OEF: 20
Sorties flown to support OND: 02



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