Operation Odyssey Dawn
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Airmen assigned to the 52nd Maintenance Group install an ejection seat in an F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 480th Fighter Squadron at Spangdahlem Air Base in preparation for support of Operation Odyssey Dawn March 17. 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/Senior Airman Nathanael Callon)

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