HALO jumps are used to enter hostile territory undetected when threats to both Airmen and aircraft are expected.
Odyssey Dawn Marine V-22 Osprey
Marine V-22 Osprey tilt rotor aircraft transport members of the press to Naval Air Station, Sigonella from the USS Keasarge a component of Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn. These aircraft are part of Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn, 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 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. Produced by Spc. Neil Stanfield.