By SOF Editor on Mon, 02/08/2010 - 10:59am
Coalition airpower integrated with ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations Feb. 7, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
Air Operations in Afghanistan:
Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle aircrews provided armed overwatch for friendly forces and a helicopter medical-evacuation mission. The aircrews conducted a show of force, with flares launched, to deter anti-Afghan forces activity. The show of force was declared successful by ground control and the helicopter extraction was accomplished without incident.
Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet aircrews provided area reconnaissance for coalition forces. When coalition forces reported taking enemy small-arms fire, the aircrews conducted a show of force, launching numerous flares, to deter the enemy action. The show of force was determined successful by ground control when enemy fire ceased.
An Air Force C-130 Hercules aircrew flew a combat-resupply mission in Helmund Province, Afghanistan, delivering approximately 15,000 pounds of supplies to friendly forces.
An Air Force C-130 aircrew flew a combat-resupply mission in Zabul Province, Afghanistan, airdropping approximately 15,000 pounds of combat-sustainment supplies to friendly forces.
An Air Force C-130 aircrew flew a combat-resupply mission in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan, airdropping combat-sustainment supplies to friendly forces. The aircrew dropped approximately 35,000 pounds of supplies.
An Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircrew flew a combat-resupply mission in Farah Province, Afghanistan, delivering approximately 60,000 pounds of sustainment supplies via airdrop to friendly forces for ongoing operations.
Air Operations in Iraq:
There was no significant action to report today.
Sorties flown to support ISAF and Afghan security forces: 14
Sorties flown to support Operation Iraqi Freedom: 20
Surveillance and Reconnaissance:
Sorties flown in Afghanistan: 8
Sorties flown in Iraq: 31
Tactical reconnaissance sorties flown in Afghanistan: 2 (NAVY)
Tactical reconnaissance sorties flown in Iraq: 2 (USAF)
On Feb. 6:
Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk aircrews and pararescue Airmen transported 11 patients
Sorties flown: 34
Fuel delivered: nearly 1.7 million pounds
Aircraft refueled: 135
Air Force airlift sorties: 130
Short tons of delivered cargo: 743
Passengers: nearly 2,900
Airdropped cargo: approximately 125,000 pounds