Operation Odyssey Dawn
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – A 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron avionics craftsman rekeys the avionics systems of an F-16 Fighting Falcon here March 18 that will depart in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn. Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn is the U.S. Africa Command task force established to provide operational and tactical command and control of U.S. military forces supporting the international response to the unrest in Libya and enforcement of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1973. UNSCR 1973 authorizes all necessary measures to protect civilians in Libya under threat of attack by Qadhafi regime forces. JTF Odyssey Dawn is commanded by U.S. Navy Admiral Samuel J. Locklear, III. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Wilson)

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