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By Benjamin S. Lambert

ISBN-10: 0833038427

ISBN-13: 9780833038425

ISBN-10: 0833040960

ISBN-13: 9780833040961

Fresh campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq have proven that American provider air strength can behavior coordinated deep-strike missions well past coastal reaches, offering round the clock goal assurance, always exact goal assault, and a number of profitable targer assaults consistent with sortie.

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38 American Carrier Air Power at the Dawn of a New Century (CVN-68), Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-70), Abraham Lincoln (CVN72), and Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) would soon encounter in Operation Iraqi Freedom. CHAPTER THREE Operation Iraqi Freedom If Operation Enduring Freedom had been tailor-made for deep-attack carrier air operations, the three-week period of major combat in Operation Iraqi Freedom that ensued a year later against Saddam Hussein was no less so, at least with respect to missions launched into Iraq from operating areas in the eastern Mediterranean.

Became the new night carrier, launching and recovering sorties from 2230 to 1330 on the following afternoon. The day carrier, for her part, conducted flight operations from 1030 until 0130 on the following night. Missions were typically scheduled for two tanker hookups during the hour and a half inbound leg to the assigned CAP station over Afghanistan and two more inflight refueling plugs during the return leg. On a typical flying day, squadron aircrews would receive CENTCOM’s daily situation briefing at 0700, then receive a targetarea intelligence briefing at 1000 for a noon launch.

When Theodore Roosevelt arrived on station on October 17, 2001, to relieve Enterprise, CENTCOM’s Combined Force Air Component Commander (CFACC) had three carrier air wings available to him for nearly a week, as the presence of Enterprise was extended until October 23. The number of carriers deployed in the AOR did not drop to one until John C. Stennis departed for home on April 18, 2002, leaving John F. Kennedy the only carrier remaining in place to support the final wind-down of Enduring Freedom.

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