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Artillery Instructor Battalion aims for the skies

Marines with Artillery Instructor Battery, Combat Instructor Company, Instuctor Battalion, The Basic School conduct an artillery demonstration on Nov 28 with M777A2 Howitzers. The M777A2 can fire rounds weighing upward of 100 pound onto targets more than 18 miles away.



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This work, Artillery Instructor Battalion aims for the skies [Image 4 of 5], by Cpl Paris Capers, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.28.2012

Date Posted:12.03.2012 11:25

Photo ID:793365

VIRIN:121128-M-#####-252

Resolution:4288x2848

Size:4.22 MB

Location:QUANTICO, VA, USGlobe

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