I fly C-130s for the AF in GA.
Good deal. I'm a Radar Navigator (WSO) in the BUFF. Worked as a liaison officer with the ISAF Joint Command in Afghanistan and got to watch the video from pretty much every kinetic event during the Jul '10-Jan '11 timeframe.
To the poster who is a Marine that has received CAS from an AC-130, I guess I should have said the AC-130s typically work with the SOF guys instead of using an absolute like "only". I can say that during the time period referenced above, I don't recall the AC-130s supporting any conventional operations because they were allocated to the SOF operations.