Dec. 9 airpower summary
By SOF Editor on Thu, 12/10/2009 - 11:17am
Coalition 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:
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.
Air Force airlift sorties: 116
Short tons of delivered cargo: 622
Passengers: nearly 3,300
Airdropped cargo: nearly 80,000 pounds
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)
On Dec. 8, Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk aircrew and pararescue Airmen transported three patients
Sorties flown: 38
Fuel delivered: nearly 2.7 million pounds
Aircraft refueled: 201