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Artillerymen: Practice makes perfect

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr.
Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionNangarhar Province, Afghanistan – The Task Force Balls Soldiers conducted a dry fire run to keep themselves prepared for combat in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province at Forward Operating Base Garcia September 29th.

The soldiers simulated pulling the lanyard hooked up to the howitzer, loading rounds into their howitzer as well as sighting onto their aiming reference.

U.S. Army Spc. Justin A. Brown of Oklahoma City, a cannoneer with 1st Section, 1st Platoon, Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, simulates pulling his lanyard hooked up to the howitzer at Forward Operating Base Garcia  Sept. 29th. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Spc. Justin A. Brown of Oklahoma City, a cannoneer with 1st Section, 1st Platoon, Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, simulates pulling his lanyard hooked up to the howitzer at Forward Operating Base Garcia Sept. 29th. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

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U.S. Army Spc. Justin A. Brown of Oklahoma City, a cannoneer, and U.S. Army Spc. Dylan T. Smith of Columbus, Ohio, ammo team chief, both with 1st Section, 1st Platoon, Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, simulate loading a round into their howitzer at Forward Operating Base Garcia Sept. 29th. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public

U.S. Army Spc. Justin A. Brown of Oklahoma City, a cannoneer, and U.S. Army Spc. Dylan T. Smith of Columbus, Ohio, ammo team chief, both with 1st Section, 1st Platoon, Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, simulate loading a round into their howitzer at Forward Operating Base Garcia Sept. 29th. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public

U.S. Army Pfc. Justin F. Nowak of Huston, 1st Section, 1st Platoon, Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, sights onto his aiming reference at Forward Operating Base Garcia Sept. 29th. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Pfc. Justin F. Nowak of Huston, 1st Section, 1st Platoon, Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, sights onto his aiming reference at Forward Operating Base Garcia Sept. 29th. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Pfc. Jerimah E. Thompson of Atlanta, a radio telephone operator with 1st Section, 1st Platoon, Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, simulates pulling his lanyard hooked up to the howitzer at Forward Operating Base Garcia  Sept. 29th. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Pfc. Jerimah E. Thompson of Atlanta, a radio telephone operator with 1st Section, 1st Platoon, Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, simulates pulling his lanyard hooked up to the howitzer at Forward Operating Base Garcia Sept. 29th. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)


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