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Dec. 9 airpower summary

Printer Friendly VersionPrinter Friendly VersionSend to a FriendSend to a FriendCoalition airpower integrated with ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan during operations Dec. 9 according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here. Air operations in Afghanistan: Asmar Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft provided armed overwatch for friendly forces. A show of force was requested to deter enemy action when personnel were observed acting suspiciously along a road. The show of force was considered successful when no enemy action was noted. No significant air operations were reported in Iraq. Airpower statistics: Air mobility: Air Force airlift sorties: 116 Short tons of delivered cargo: 622 Passengers: nearly 3,300 Airdropped cargo: nearly 80,000 pounds Close-air support: Sorties flown to support ISAF and Afghan security forces: 15 Sorties flown to support Operation Iraqi Freedom: 26 Surveillance and reconnaissance: Sorties flown in Afghanistan: Eight Sorties flown in Iraq: 27 Tactical reconnaissance sorties flown in Afghanistan: Two (Navy) Tactical reconnaissance sorties flown in Iraq: Two (Air Force) Medical evacuation: On Dec. 8, Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk aircrew and pararescue Airmen transported three patients Aerial refueling: Sorties flown: 38 Fuel delivered: nearly 2.7 million pounds Aircraft refueled: 201