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First AC-130U Spooky retires

Master Sgt. Sawn Kegley, 19th Special Operations Squadron flight engineer, runs a preflight check during the first AC-130U Spooky retirement at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Sept. 21, 2015. On July 21, 2011, “Bad Omen” had one of its most successful sorties over Afghanistan. The aircraft arrived on station to support a task force that was infiltrating a compound area when the task force started taking fire from all sides. The gunship began to take direct action, and true to “U” model form, the crew performed eight separate engagements using infrared and TV dual-target attacks firing 146 40mm cannon rounds and 41 105mm cannon rounds to end the engagement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kai White)

PHOTO BY: Airman Kai White
VIRIN: 150921-F-ZT531-029.JPG
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