Paratroopers Take Artillery Training on Fort Bragg, N.C.

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Army Sgt. James Jackson, left, adjusts an M119A2 105mm lightweight howitzer during a live-fire exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 16, 2013.  Jackson, an artilleryman, is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Army Sgt. Steven Adams, front, adjusts an M119A2 105mm lightweight howitzer as other soldiers load the weapon during a live-fire exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 16, 2013. Adams, an artilleryman, is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Army Sgt. James Jackson, front, adjusts an M119A2 105mm lightweight howitzer during a live-fire exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 16, 2013.  Jackson, an artilleryman, is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Army Sgt. James Jackson, front, prepares to fire an M119A2 105mm lightweight howitzer during a live-fire exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 16, 2013. Jackson, an artilleryman, is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Soldiers fire an M119A2 105mm lightweight howitzer during a live-fire exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 16, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Army Spc. Taral Franklin, left, tosses an empty canister ejected from an M119A2 105mm lightweight howitzer during a live-fire exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 16, 2013. Franklin, an artilleryman, is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Army Spc. Michael Davis, center, checks the breech of an M119A2 105mm lightweight howitzer during a live-fire exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 16, 2013. Davis, an artilleryman, is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Soldiers listen to instruction at a platoon fire direction center, which controls the firing, during a M119A2 105mm lightweight howitzer night live-fire field training exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 16, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Soldiers in a platoon fire direction center provide targeting information to a battery of M119A2 105mm lightweight howitzers during a night live-fire field training exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 16, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Army 1st Lt. Corey Miller takes notes from the day's M119A2 105mm lightweight howitzer night live-fire field training exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 16, 2013. Miller, a fire direction center officer, is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Army Sgt. James Jackson adjusts an M119A2 105mm lightweight howitzer during a night live-fire exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 16, 2013. Jackson, an artilleryman, is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Soldiers fire an M119A2 105mm lightweight howitzer during a night live-fire exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 16, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod