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F-15E incident in Libya; crew recovered

Two crew members ejected from their U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle when the aircraft experienced equipment malfunction over northeast, Libya, March 21, at approximately 5:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

Both crew members ejected and are safe.

The aircraft, based out of Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, was flying out of Aviano Air Base in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn at the time of the incident.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

The identities will be released after the next of kin have been notified.

ISAF Joint Command operational update

Afghan and coalition forces killed one insurgent and detained two others during a clearing operation in Burkah district, Baghlan province yesterday.

One of the insurgents is senior Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader. He is the senior IMU leader and liaison to the Taliban network in Kunduz. The IMU leader maintains facilitation connections to IMU contacts around the region to coordinate logistics and personnel in Northern Afghanistan.

3rd LAR Bn. interdictions aim to squeeze insurgent supply lines

The rocky, rolling desert landscape of southern Helmand province sees little traffic other than the occasional farmer with a tractor load of firewood, late model pickups ferrying fuel to isolated villages, and shepherds with small flocks of sheep and goats, but through this austere environment trickles the lifeblood of the area’s insurgency – narcotics, weapons and bomb-making materials.

Flight Opertions from Kearsarge

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‘Resolute’ PSD team provides aid, evacuates Afghan casualty

The morning of March 18 started out like any other day for the 7th Sustainment Brigade personnel security detachment team. Get to the trucks by 7 a.m., draw weapons and conduct a convoy brief. The convoy commander, Sgt. 1st Class Michael Griffin, accounts for all personnel riding that day and gives the order to move out.

26th MEU aims to safeguard Libyans, key city

In an effort to safeguard the Libyan populace and infrastructure in and around the city of Ajdabiyah from further attacks by regime forces, 26th MEU, as part of Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn, launched a second round of strikes by AV-8B Harrier jump jets, March 20.

ISAF Joint Command operational update

Afghan and coalition security forces killed one insurgent and detained several during a clearing operation in Burkah district, Baghlan province today.

The clearing operation targeted a senior leader of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and Taliban liaison along with several other insurgents in northern Afghanistan.

The combined Afghan and coalition forces security team located suspected insurgents in a field. The suspected insurgents ran to a nearby house while firing at the joint security team.

International Coalition Strikes Libyan Air Defenses

As part of an international coalition force aimed at stopping the violence against Libyan civilians, U.S. military ships, submarines and aircraft commenced strikes against military sites and surface-to-air defense systems along the Libyan coast March 19.

The purpose of these strikes is to set the conditions for the international coalition to establish a no-fly zone over Libya and to take measures to prevent attacks on the Libyan people, in accordance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973.

Check Point 11

Article by American Forces Network Iraq