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A United States gun crew fire illumination rounds at Forward Operating Base Hadrian. The 1st Section Bravo Battery 1-9 Field Artillery from Fort Stewart Ga., have been conducting intensive training and fire missions to support operations in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan. The gunners, based out of Forward Operating Base Hadrian in Deh Rawud district, are tasked with providing offensive support to Combined Team Uruzgan missions using M777 A2 Howitzers. The M777 A2 is a towed 155mm artillery piece that fires High Explosive, Illumination and GPS guided Excalibur rounds.

A United States gun crew fire illumination rounds at Forward Operating Base Hadrian.

A United States gun crew run through drills on the M777 Howitzer at Forward Operating Base Hadrian. The 1st Section Bravo Battery 1-9 Field Artillery from Fort Stewart, Ga., have been conducting intensive training and fire missions to support operations in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan.

A United States gun crew run through drills on the M777 Howitzer at Forward Operating Base Hadrian.

KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan—Afghan Border Police and U.S. Soldiers with 3rd Platoon, Delta Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), patrol in Tera Zeyi District, Khowst Province, near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, Jan. 6, 2013.

KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan—U.S. Army Spc. Deonte Gaines, an infantryman with 3rd Platoon, Delta Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pulls security during a patrol with the Afghan Border Police in Tera Zeyi District, Afghanistan, Jan. 6, 2013.

KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Pfc. Fernando Martinez, a grenadier infantryman assigned to 2nd Platoon, Company A, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pulls security behind a bazaar in Tera Zeyi District, Afghanistan, Dec. 31. 2012.

KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Capt. John McNulty, commander, Company A, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stands with leaders of the Afgan Border Police while they discuss the mission’s progress, while 1st Lt. Joshua Marlatt, afire support officer, pulls security at a bazaar in Tera Zeyi District, Afghanistan, Dec, 31, 2012.

KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Soldiers assigned to 2nd Platoon, Company A, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct a dismounted patrol along with members of the Afghan Border Patrol in Tera Zeyi District, Afghanistan, Dec. 31, 2012.

KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Soldiers assigned to 2nd Platoon, Company A, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct a dismounted patrol along with members of the Afghan Border Patrol in Tera Zeyi District, Afghanistan, Dec. 31, 2012.