Artillery is the King of Battle. Today we got to go to the gun-line. Taken 2/28/2007.
28 February 2007
One thing we do every time we give an order is build a terrain model. I spent the late hours of both sunday and monday nights building them, in addition to writing my orders. I did not get very much sleep. These were taken 2/25/2007 and 2/27/2007.
The past two weeks have been very busy. This week we've done two days of patroling and a call for fire/artillery gun line day. It been fun, but very tiring. Here are pictures of patroling. Patroling was exausting, but we got a helo insert, which was awesome. The CH-53 is a very big, helicopter, and the pilot showed us what it could do, banking all over the place. It was fun. These were taken 2/27/2007.
14 February 2007
11 February 2007
I apologize for the dearth of pictures actually taken by me that I have been posting recently, but we have been very busy and mostly in the field. One downside of my camera (which I like very much, don't get me wrong) is that it is too big (and expensive) to take out into the field. Besides which, I'd rather focus on learning everything I can while out there than focus on photography. We have a long weekend coming up though, and I hope to be able to take some pictures then.
On Thursday we had IFEX (Individual weapons Field Exercise). We fired AT-4 rocket launchers, m203 grenade launchers, the SAW (Squad Automatic Weapon) and threw grenades. It was 14 hours of fun (...and waiting). Some of these were taken by me, others by my roommate. All were edited by me. Taken 2/8/2007.