WATCH: Air Force Secretary Shoots .50-Cal from CV-22 Osprey

(Air Force photo)(Air Force photo)

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James fired a .50-caliber machine gun from the back of a CV-22 Osprey on May 17 over the Melrose Air Force Range at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico. Sounds like the secretary had a fun day with the airmen from the 27th Special Operations Wing — with their help, she also apparently skydived from the aircraft.

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