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Boom! Cannoneers engage simulated enemy in Ivy Mass

 

Last updated 6/14/2022 at 3:28pm

Pfc. Joshua Zayas

Cannon crew members with 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, load an artillery round into an M77 Howitzer during Ivy Mass, June 8, at Fort Carson. This is the first time in U.S. Army history that joint assets have been controlled at the division level to enable effects from land up to space.

FORT CARSON - Boom! Cannon crew members yelled call signs to each other as they loaded a round into a smoking M777 Howitzer. Like well-trained dancers, cannoneers loaded another round while other members of the section simultaneously pushed the round up into the device's propeller with a ramrod. A moment of peaceful silence elapsed before another earth-shaking round fired.

On June 8, during a week-long division fire support coordination exercise, cannon crew members assigned to 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division shot off arti...



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