Tag Archives: Artillery

Draw Down And Build Up

Brace Yourself. An Afghan National Army soldier from 4th Kandak, 3rd Brigade, 201st Corps, braces himself while his crew’s D-30 122 mm howitzer fires during certification exercises at Forward Operating Base Tagab, Kapisa province, Afghanistan, Sept. 5, 2013.

An Afghan National Army soldier from 4th Kandak, 3rd Brigade, 201st Corps, braces himself while his crew’s D-30 122 mm howitzer fires during certification exercises at Forward Operating Base Tagab, Kapisa province, Afghanistan, Sept. 5, 2013.

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Artillery Lives

Once described in 2008 as a “dead branch walking,” the artillery arm is primed to regain importance as the Army moves beyond COIN-centric operations.U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Battery A, 1/319th Field Artillery Regiment from Fort Bragg, N.C. fire the M119A2 105mm towed howitzer during Joint Readiness Training Center rotation 13-09 at Geronimo Drop Zone, Fort Polk La., Aug 18, 2013.