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A spooky gunner

SOUTHWEST ASIA -- Tech. Sgt. Jim Jochum loads a 40 mm gun on an AC-130U Spooky Gunship. Sergeant Jochum is an aerial gunner assigned to the Air Force Special Operations Detachment at a forward-deployed location. He completed his 150th combat mission on an AC-130U on July 6. The aircraft is armed with a 25 mm gun, 40 mm cannon and a 105 mm cannon. Its primary missions include close-air support for convoys, air interdiction of targets and force protection for base defense. Sergeant Jochum is deployed from Hurlburt Field, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Denise Boyd)

PHOTO BY: Capt. Denise Boyd
VIRIN: 040707-F-0000S-003.JPG
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