Pretty similar to my experience! I had just passed my AC combat check and was supposed to fly to 10,000 foot runways for a couple three days a week or something! We were coming out of DaNang and mother called and said we needed to go into "that" airfield. I told the controller that I was a "brand new AC and limited to big runways." No response. I called him back and asked if copied. His response was, " I heard that you were an AC and we need a C-130 into "Whatever," now." I went, the navigator (an old major and I was but a one LT) had a big one, reported me to the DO when we got back, yada, yada, yada.....! The DO chewed me out for not calling in to the CRB CP first but then bought me a drink at the Herky Hill Club!! Man was that great flying or what?!!