Heightened Security Checks at Aviano Air Base, Italy

Airman 1st Class Brandon Andrews, 31st Security Forces Squadron, checks identification cards at an Aviano Air Base entry control point March 23, 2011, in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn. Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn is the U.S. Africa Command Task force established to support the larger international response to the unrest in Libya. A broad coalition of nations are partnering to enforce U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973, which authorizes all necessary means to protect civilians in Libya under threat of attack by Qadhafi regime forces. JTF Odyssey Dawn is commanded by Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III.

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