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Fort Campbell 3rd Brigade Combat Team Soldier ‘Living the Dream’ as Artilleryman

 

Written by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionRakkasan

Khowst Province, Afghanistan – The sun is high above and its heat is beating down on an M119A2 howitzer and its nine-man team at Camp Clark, Afghanistan.

As a radio squawks aloud, all nine men repeat the words they wait to hear day-in and day-out.

“Fire mission!”

“Living the dream boys,” says Spc. Taylor Barnes, the gunner for the M119A2 Howitzer.

U.S. Army Spc. Taylor Barnes and his howitzer team assigned to Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fire their howitzer in support of a forward observer certification training mission on Camp Clark, Afghanistan, Jan. 14th, 2013. Barnes joined the Army because of family history and feeling the need to do his part for his country. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton, TF 3/101 Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Spc. Taylor Barnes and his howitzer team assigned to Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fire their howitzer in support of a forward observer certification training mission on Camp Clark, Afghanistan, Jan. 14th, 2013. Barnes joined the Army because of family history and feeling the need to do his part for his country. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton, TF 3/101 Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Divison’s 4th Brigade Combat Team and 101st Combat Aviation Brigade conduct Sling Load Operations

 

Video by Sgt. Bradley Parrish
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionThe CurraheesFort Campbell, KY – U.S. Soldiers from Bravo battery, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, and 7th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division conduct sling load operations with the M777 Howitzer and the CH-47 Chinook, December 4thh, 2012, at Fort Campbell, KY.

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