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  • AC-130J Ghostrider

    The AC-130J Ghostrider's primary missions are close air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance. Close air support missions include troops in contact, convoy escort and point air defense. Air interdiction missions are conducted against pre-planned targets or targets of opportunity and include strike coordination and reconnaissance and overwatch mission sets. The AC-130J provides ground forces an expeditionary, direct-fire platform that is persistent, ideally suited for urban operations and delivers precision low-yield munitions against ground targets.
  • Air Force Special Operations Command

    Air Force Special Operations Command was established May 22, 1990, with headquarters at Hurlburt Field, Florida. AFSOC is one of 10 major Air Force commands and the Air Force component of U.S. Special Operations Command, a unified command located at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
  • History of AFSOC emblem

    Designed by: Maj. H. Scott MurphyApproval date: May 11, 1990Meaning behind the Air Force Special Operations Command emblem:The black background symbolizes the night; the time when the command conducts its operations. The winged dagger represents military preparedness and swift and silent mobilization of forces. The yellow hilt of the dagger refers
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