Soldiers Conduct Air Assault and Howitzer Live Fire Training on Fort Drum

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Soldiers get set to hook their 105 mm howitzer to a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter via a prepared static line on Fort Drum, N.Y., July 17, 2012. The soldiers are assigned to 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery, New York Army National Guard; the helicopter crew is assigned to Army Aviation Support Facility 3 in Latham, N.Y. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Steven Petibone
  • A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter hovers over soldiers preparing to hook a 105 mm howitzer to the aircraft on Fort Drum, N.Y., July 20, 2012. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Steven Petibone
  • Soldiers hook their 105 mm howitzer to a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter via a prepared static line on Fort Drum, N.Y., July 17, 2012. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Steven Petibone
  • Soldiers stay clear of the sand and rotor wash after hooking their 105 mm howitzer to a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter for transport on Fort Drum, N.Y., July 17, 2012. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Steven Petibone
  • Two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters airlift 105mm howitzers via prepared static lines on Fort Drum, N.Y., July 17, 2012. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Steven Petibone
  • Soldiers assemble their 105 mm howitzer after a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter lifted it  to a predetermined area on Fort Drum, N.Y., July 17, 2012. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Steven Petibone
  • Army Sgt. Gregory Goti establishes exact coordinates the day before the live-fire exercise on Fort Drum, N.Y., July 17, 2012. Goti is assigned to Battery B, 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery, New York Army National Guard. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Steven Petibone
  • Army Sgt. Gregory Goti establishes exact coordinates the day before the live-fire exercise on Fort Drum, N.Y., July 17, 2012. Goti is assigned to Battery B, 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery, New York Army National Guard.
 U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Steven Petibone
  • Soldiers wait for a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter to lift their 105 mm howitzer to a predetermined area during a 'dry' fire drill on Fort Drum, N.Y., July 18, 2012. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Steven Petibone
  • Soldiers set up a fire direction center to detect and enable their two howitzer fire crews to locate the target down range on Fort Drum, N.Y., July 18, 2012. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Steven Petibone
  • UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters airlift 105 mm howitzers to a predetermined area on Fort Drum, N.Y., July 18, 2012. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Steven Petibone
  • A soldier tossess a hot casing after firing a 105 mm howitzer during an exercise on Fort Drum, N.Y., July 18, 2012. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Steven Petibone