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101st Airborne Division names “Strike” 3rd Brigade Combat Team artillery battery “Top Gun”

 

Written by Sgt. Grant Matthes
101st Airborne Division Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Artillerymen with the 101st Airborne Division waited seven years to have a shot at a red muzzle cover and the distinction of being known as the division’s “Top Gun” unit.

The day finally came as six artillery batteries competed in the “Best Howitzer” competition this past week to claim the title and take the prize back to their brigade.

The winning team from year’s competition was Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.

Soldiers with Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division conduct rigging operations on a M-119 Howitzer during a division “Top Gun” competition here Nov. 14-15. The competition was held to see who the division’s best artillery section is. (Photo by Sgt. Grant Matthes, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Soldiers with Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division conduct rigging operations on a M-119 Howitzer during a division “Top Gun” competition here Nov. 14-15. The competition was held to see who the division’s best artillery section is. (Photo by Sgt. Grant Matthes, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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