Welcome to the AC-119 Gunship Association’s Website!
Dedicated to all who maintained, flew, and supported AC-119G “Shadow” and AC-119K “Stinger” gunships during the Vietnam War.
Home of the 71st, 17th, and 18th Special Operations Squadrons and personnel who served in AC-119s.
Our Mission — Why we exist
- To preserve our fixed-wing gunship heritage and history
- To remember our fallen and to keep lit the flames of our camaraderie–old friendships and new ones
- To educate historians and the public about the mission, aircrew, groundcrew, and others associated with the AC-119 gunships
If you were assigned to, attached to, or supported the 71st, 17th, or 18th Special Operations Squadrons or their AC-119 gunship missions in any way, you are eligible to join the AC-119 Gunship Association.
If you’d like to know a bit more about who we were and our AC-119 Mission during Vietnam, click here to view a short video designed to help people understand who we were (and are): AC-119 Gunships – Our Story