U.S. Soldiers Conduct Howitzer Training in Wardak Province

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Dave Carbary, left, receives coordinates from the support command as U.S. Army Pfc. Simpson Withrow looks on during a dry-fire exercise with a105-mm M119A2 howitzer on Combat Outpost Sultan Kheyl in Afghanistan's Wardak province, Oct. 3, 2013. Carbary, a section chief, and Withrow, a radio transmitter operator, are assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jahrahrah Gousby sets the sights on a105-mm M119A2 howitzer during a dry-fire exercise on Combat Outpost Sultan Kheyl in Afghanistan's Wardak province, Oct. 3, 2013. Gousby is assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor
  • U.S. Army Spc. Victor Aguilar simulates loading a 105-mm M119A2 howitzer round during a dry-fire exercise on Combat Outpost Sultan Kheyl in Afghanistan's Wardak province, Oct. 3, 2013. Aguilar, an assistant gunner, is assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor
  • U.S. Army Pfc. Simpson Withrow confirms target coordinates with the support command during a dry-fire exercise with a 105-mm M119A2 howitzer on Combat Outpost Sultan Kheyl in Afghanistan's Wardak province, Oct. 3, 2013. Withrow, a radio transmitter operator, is assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor
  • U.S. soldiers turn a 105-mm M119A2 howitzer on its base to acquire a new target during a dry-fire exercise on Combat Outpost Sultan Kheyl in Afghanistan's Wardak province, Oct. 3, 2013. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor
  • U.S. Army Spc. Bradley Grundel carries a 105-mm M119A2 howitzer round to the weapon system during a dry-fire exercise on Combat Outpost Sultan Kheyl in Afghanistan's Wardak province, Oct. 3, 2013. Grundel is assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jahrahrah Gousby, right, confirms the sight picture on a 105-mm M119A2 howitzer as U.S. Army Spc. Victor Aguilar prepares to discharge the weapon during a dry-fire exercise on Combat Outpost Sultan Kheyl in Afghanistan's Wardak province, Oct. 3, 2013. Gousby, a gunner, and Aguilar, an assistant gunner, are assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor
  • Though not used during a dry-fire exercise, 105-mm M119A2 howitzer warheads and charges stand ready for use near the howitzer pit on Combat Outpost Sultan Kheyl in Afghanistan's Wardak province, Oct. 3, 2013. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor