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Lock and Load

Lock and load - Master Sgt. Chris Jette, left, explains loading procedures for a 30mm Bushmaster cannon to Technical Sgt. Ben Filek while Technical Sgt. James Knight looks on. The Airmen are aboard an AC-130U Spooky gunship at Hurlburt Field, Fla. The 30 mm gun will eventually replace both the 40 mm cannon and 25 mm gun on U-model gunships. Sergeant Jette is an aerial gunner with the 1st Special Operations Group standardization/evaluation section at Hurlburt Field, Sergeants Filek and Knight are aerial gunners with the 19th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt. (Air Force photo by Chief Master Sgt. Gary Emery)

PHOTO BY: Chief Master Sgt. Gary Emery
VIRIN: 070126-F-8732E-005.JPG
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