Welcome to the AC-119 Gunship Association’s Website!

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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.

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Reunion 2020!

Register for our AC-119 Gunship Association Reunion XXI
When: Oct.
28-Nov. 1, 2020
Where: Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Click here for more information

Reunion T-Shirts

We’re doing Reunion T-Shirts for Ft Walton Beach like we did last year! There are multiple colors in both short & long sleeve; shipped at no charge for your pickup upon arrival at the Reunion. If you want them sent to your home there is a shipping charge & you will get them around the end of April. If you have any questions click Contact on the REUNION T-SHIRT ORDER FORM