AC-130J crew maintain proficiency, combat readiness

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  • By Staff Sgt. Rachel Williams
  • 1st Special Operations Wing Public Affairs

An AC-130J Ghostrider gunship crew with the 73rd Special Operations Squadron participates in a live-fire training mission over Eglin Range, Florida, Nov. 9, 2020. The 73rd SOS provided close air support to U.S. Army Rangers by firing 60 bursts of 105mm high-explosive rounds and 300 rounds of 30mm ammunition, ensuring Air Force Special Operations Command’s tip of the spear capability and presence. The AC-130J gunship’s primary missions are close air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance. The gunship can provide ground forces an expeditionary, direct-fire platform that delivers precision strike munitions to the battlefield.