A U.S. Army M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System with A Battery, 1-94 Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Field Artillery Brigade, positions itself to conduct long-range precision dry fires in the Ryukyu southwest island archipelago chain Nov. 3. Orient Shield 21-1 is the largest U.S. Army field training exercise in Japan that tests and refines multi-domain operations. This year OS 21-1 is being conducted concurrently during exercise Keen Sword 21. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Elias M. Chelala)
U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Army and U.S. Marines increase lethality in the multi-domain battlespace with long-range precision fires during exercise Orient Shield 21-1

A U.S. Army M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System with A Battery, 1-94 Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Field Artillery Brigade, positions itself to conduct long-range precision dry fires in the Ryukyu southwest island archipelago chain Nov. 3. Orient Shield 21-1 is the largest U.S. Army field training exercise in Japan that tests and refines multi-domain operations. This year OS 21-1 [Read More …]

Crewmembers assigned to 3rd Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment (HIMARS), unload a M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, from a C-17 Globemaster III, en route to a simulated firing mission, at Fort A.P. Hill Landing Zone, Virginia, July 20, 2020. These 3-27th FAR (HIMARS) crews are conducting simulated Artillery Raids in preparation for taking on the immediate reaction force (IRF) mission. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Daniel J. Alkana, 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
U.S. Army

3-27th FAR (HIMARS) bring the firepower and the heat

Crewmembers assigned to 3rd Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment (HIMARS), unload a M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, from a C-17 Globemaster III, en route to a simulated firing mission, at Fort A.P. Hill Landing Zone, Virginia, July 20, 2020. These 3-27th FAR (HIMARS) crews are conducting simulated Artillery Raids in preparation for taking on the immediate reaction force (IRF) [Read More …]

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, assisted 17th Field Artillery Brigade during battalion sling-load external evaluations (EXEVALS.) on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, November 15, 2019. Field artillery units conduct EXEVALS in order to assess the organization on their mission essential tasks and drills. The Soldiers used inactive, lightweight HIMARS rocket pods to conduct the evaluation. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade)
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17th Field Artillery Brigade during battalion sling-load external evaluations (EXEVALS)

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, assisted 17th Field Artillery Brigade during battalion sling-load external evaluations (EXEVALS.) on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, November 15, 2019. Field artillery units conduct EXEVALS in order to assess the organization on their mission essential tasks and drills. The Soldiers used inactive, lightweight HIMARS rocket pods to conduct the [Read More …]

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Bravo Company, 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wa., fire missiles with M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System during Decisive Action Rotation 20-05 at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif., March 17, 2020. Decisive Action Rotations at the National Training Center ensure Army Brigade Combat Teams remain versatile, responsive, and consistently available for current and future contingencies. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jessica Rutledge, Operations Group, National Training Center.)
U.S. Army

Decisive Action Rotation 20-05 – HIMARS

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Bravo Company, 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wa., fire missiles with M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System during Decisive Action Rotation 20-05 at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif., March 17, 2020. Decisive Action Rotations at the National Training Center ensure Army [Read More …]

A High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) from A Battery, 5th Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Field Artillery Brigade, launches a rocket in Yakima Training Center (YTC), Washington, during a live fire qualification range on Mar. 11, 2020. YTC is a strategically placed training center approximately 150 miles Southeast of Joint Base Lewis-McChord that provides Soldiers from the 17th FA Bde. the ability to conduct live fire exercises and simulate realistic training. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Larsen.)
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HIMARS platoons qualify during a live fire at Yakima Training Center (YTC)

A High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) from A Battery, 5th Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Field Artillery Brigade, launches a rocket in Yakima Training Center (YTC), Washington, during a live fire qualification range on Mar. 11, 2020. YTC is a strategically placed training center approximately 150 miles Southeast of Joint Base Lewis-McChord that provides Soldiers from the 17th [Read More …]

KIN BLUE, Okinawa, Japan (Jan. 31, 2020) Landing Craft Air Cushion with the amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD 20), carrying High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, approach the beach. The 31st MEU’s ability to conduct HIMARS amphibious landings provides a lethal capability in support of amphibious operations. Greenbay, part of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Sechser)
U.S. Marine Corps

31st MEU HIMARS strike from the sea

KIN BLUE, Okinawa, Japan (Jan. 31, 2020) Landing Craft Air Cushion with the amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD 20), carrying High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, approach the beach. The 31st MEU’s ability to conduct HIMARS amphibious landings provides a lethal capability in support of amphibious operations. Greenbay, part of the America [Read More …]

Pfc. Tyler Fulkerson, A Battery, 5-3 Field Artillery Battalion, 17th Fires Brigade, assembles the antenna assembly on the OE-254 antenna for the Fire Direction Center during FDC Table Five certification on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Mar. 3, 2020. The OE-254 antenna is used to transmit and receive broadband, omni-directional ground-based communications. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Larsen.)
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A BTRY, 5-3, 17th FIRES, validates on the FDC Table five certification

Pfc. Tyler Fulkerson, A Battery, 5-3 Field Artillery Battalion, 17th Fires Brigade, assembles the antenna assembly on the OE-254 antenna for the Fire Direction Center during FDC Table Five certification on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Mar. 3, 2020. The OE-254 antenna is used to transmit and receive broadband, omni-directional ground-based communications. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Larsen.)

An M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit conducts a simulated fire mission during a combined joint HIMARS rapid insertion as part of Cobra Gold 2020 at Chandy Range, Kingdom of Thailand, March 2, 2020. Exercise Cobra Gold 20, in its 39th iteration, is designed to advance regional security and ensure effective responses to regional crises by bringing together multinational forces to address shared goals and security commitments in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Audrey M. C. Rampton)
U.S. Marine Corps

Cobra Gold 20: 31st MEU, Royal Thai Marines conduct CJHIRAIN

An M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit conducts a simulated fire mission during a combined joint HIMARS rapid insertion as part of Cobra Gold 2020 at Chandy Range, Kingdom of Thailand, March 2, 2020. Exercise Cobra Gold 20, in its 39th iteration, is designed to advance regional security and ensure effective responses to regional [Read More …]