F-15Es pounded enemy combatants with 500-pound joint direct attack munitions and 2,000-pound JDAMs May 14 in the vicinity of Orgune, Afghanistan, Air Forces Central announced May 15. An F-15E struck enemy combatants with a 500-pound laser-guided bomb in Qalenaw, and another Strike Eagle hit enemy combatants with a 500-pound LGB in Asadabad. Also in Asadabad, a B-1B dropped 500-pound and 2,000-pound JDAMs onto enemy fighting positions, AFCENT said.
The Air Force will begin its 71st annual Operation Christmas Drop on Dec. 4. The weeklong exercise is a yearly tradition that delivers supplies such as food, fishing equipment, school books, and clothes to remote islands in the Pacific. It is the longest-running Department of Defense humanitarian mission.