U.S. Soldiers Compete During Guns of Glory in Khost Province

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Sgt. Randell Bowen sights in an M119A 105mm howitzer during a direct fire mission drill for the Guns of Glory top gun competition on Combat Outpost Chamkani in Khost province, Afghanistan, Sept. 3, 2013. Bowen is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Alpha Battery, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Charles M. Willingham
  • U.S. Army Spc. John Struble, foreground, is evaluated by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Calvin Hampton during the Guns of Glory top gun competition on Combat Outpost Chamkani in Khost province, Afghanistan, Sept. 3, 2013. Struble and Hampton, a master gunner, are assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Alpha Battery, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Charles M. Willingham
  • U.S. soldiers perform a high angle fire mission drill on an M119A 105mm howitzer during the Guns of Glory top gun competition on Combat Outpost Chamkani in Khost province, Afghanistan, Sept. 4, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Charles M. Willingham
  • U.S. soldiers rush from a bunker during a react to contact drill for the Guns of Glory top gun competition on Combat Outpost Clark in Khost province, Afghanistan, Sept. 4, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Charles M. Willingham
  • U.S. Army Pfc. Joshua Fennell, foreground, assembles a 105mm mortar round during the Guns of Glory top gun competition at Combat Outpost Clark in Khost province, Afghanistan, Sept. 4, 2013. Fennell is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Alpha Battery, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Charles M. Willingham
  • U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Calvin Hampton, right, evaluates U.S. Army Cpl. German Ramirez, left, during cold-fire procedures on an M119A 105mm howitzer during the Guns of Glory top gun competition on Camp Wilderness in Khost province, Afghanistan, Sept. 6, 2013. Hampton, a master gunner, and Ramirez are assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Alpha Battery, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Charles M. Willingham
  • U.S. Army Pfc. Nicholas Organ, left, performs the gunner's quadrant micrometer test during the Guns of Glory top gun competition on Camp Wilderness in Khost province, Afghanistan, Sept. 6, 2013. Organ is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Bravo Battery, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Charles M. Willingham
  • U.S. soldiers provide security on a mock helicopter landing zone during a react to contact drill for the Guns of Glory top gun competition on Camp Wilderness in Khost province, Afghanistan, Sept. 6, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Charles M. Willingham
  • U.S. soldiers conduct a fire mission with an M777 155mm howitzer on Camp Wilderness in Khost province, Afghanistan, Sept. 6, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Charles M. Willingham
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ladarryl Hawkins performs a functions check on an M249 light machine gun during the Guns of Glory top gun competition on Forward Operating Base Gardez in Khost province, Afghanistan, Sept. 7, 2013. Hawkins is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Bravo Battery, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Charles M. Willingham
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Reginald Mankowski, left, performs a gunner's quadrant micrometer test during the Guns of Glory top gun competition on Forward Operating Base Gardez in Khost province, Afghanistan, Sept. 7, 2013. Mankowski is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Bravo Battery, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Charles M. Willingham