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2-17 FA puts steel on target

First Sergeant James Cannon, B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, talks and shares words of motivation and encouragement to a M777 Howitzer crew on the firing line during a live fire training exercise on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., May 2., The Batteries of the Steel Battalion spent the day training and live firing rounds from howitzers as part of a twice-a-year requirement to certify on the weapon.



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This work, 2-17 FA puts steel on target [Image 1 of 4], by SSG David Chapman, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:05.02.2013

Date Posted:05.03.2013 22:24

Photo ID:922664

VIRIN:130502-A-CD114-739

Resolution:1677x1200

Size:1.68 MB

Location:JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, WA, USGlobe

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