Paratroopers Conduct Air Assault Training With 105mm Howitzers on Fort Bragg

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Army Sgt. 1st Class Ramon Montez, center, instructs paratroopers how to board a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during air assault training on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 8, 2013. Montez, a platoon sergeant, is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team. The airborne artillerymen will transport howitzers to a second location, fire them and return them via helicopter to the original location in a “gun raid.”   U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Paratroopers practice loading into a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during air assault training on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 8, 2013. The paratroopers are 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. Thomas Gagliardi keeps watch from the gunner’s hatch as his UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter prepares to land on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 8, 2013. Gagliardi, a crew chief assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, is participating in air assault training with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Paratroopers prepare to hook an M119A2 105mm howitzer to a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during air assault training on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 8, 2013. The paratroopers are 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
  • Paratroopers move out of the way after they hook an M119A2 105mm howitzer to a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during air assault training on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 8, 2013. The paratroopers are 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
  • Paratroopers hook an M119A2 105mm howitzer to a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during air assault training on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 8, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Paratroopers move out of the way after hooking an M119A2 105mm howitzer to a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during air assault training on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 8, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters drop off artillerymen and their M119A2 105mm howitzers at a firing line during air assault training on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 8, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Paratroopers exit a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during air assault training on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 8, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Paratroopers prepare an M119A2 105mm howitzer to be fired during air assault training on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 8, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Army Sgt. Aaron Allee removes packing from the muzzle of an M119A2 105mm howitzer after a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter transported him during a “gun raid” on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 8, 2013. Allee, 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
  • Paratroopers screw fuses to 105mm artillery shells during a “gun raid” on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 8, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Paratroopers prepare artillery shells for firing during a “gun raid” on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 8, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Paratroopers at a fire direction center compute aiming for gun crews on M119A2 105mm howitzers during a “gun raid” on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 8, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • A paratrooper carries artillery shells for firing during a “gun raid” on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 8, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • A paratrooper tosses an empty canister after firing a round from an M119A2 105mm howitzer during a “gun raid” on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 8, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Paratroopers pack up their M119A2 howitzer for transport by UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during air assault training on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 8, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Paratroopers pack up their M119A2 howitzer for transport by UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during air assault training on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 8, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Paratroopers load into a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during air assault training on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 8, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter slingloads an M119A2 105mm howitzer during air assault training on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 8, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod