Late response but my .02 from an MC-130 baby/MC-130J pilot: TL/DR: Flying the MC-130J involves a varied mission set that many folks find awesome.  It comes at a cost with regard to the drawbacks of the potential bases and their respective commitments.  AFSOC is a demanding command and you will work hard/get good enough to progress or find yourself doing something else.  It will be both an amazing time for families/an awful time and those can be in the same day.  Change is constant, both soc
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