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Black Falcons more maneuverable, lethal than ever

Paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, fire a newly fielded M119A3 howitzer on Fort Bragg, N.C., Nov. 22. The 2-319th AFAR became the second artillery battalion in the 82nd Abn. Div. to receive new howitzers equipped with a digital fire control system that allows artillery crews to emplace the gun and begin firing rounds in less than two minutes.



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This work, Black Falcons more maneuverable, lethal than ever [Image 10 of 10], by SSG Jason Hull, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.22.2013

Date Posted:11.25.2013 16:55

Photo ID:1060214

VIRIN:131122-A-DP764-036

Resolution:4288x2848

Size:6.43 MB

Location:FORT BRAGG, NC, USGlobe

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