D-M to host AC-130W Stinger II for training

Release Number: 120115

One AC-130W Stinger II will arrive at D-M for five days of training starting Dec 7.

The AC-130W is from the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico.

The AC-130W Stinger II primary missions are close air support and air interdiction. Close air support missions include troops in contact, convoy escort and point air defense. Air interdiction missions are conducted against preplanned targets or targets of opportunity and include strike coordination and reconnaissance.

During this visit, the aircrew will follow all D-M arrival and departure processes. Due to mission requirements, they will conduct limited after-hours training.