first published on December 31, 2016 by Will
Artillerymen with the 101st Airborne’s (Air Assault) 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Task Force Strike, hammer Islamic State positions in and around Mosul as part of Operation Inherent Resolve’s ongoing operation to retake Iraq’s northern city of Mosul from hostile forces.
The seasoned artillery unit conducted the first conventional air assault (helicopter insertion) mission during Operation Inherent Resolve as they swooped in with their heavy M777 artillery pieces and began laying devastating fire on the enemy. The artillery is crucial, especially during poor weather conditions when combat close air support (CAS) aircraft can’t fly or are not on station. These guys have fired over 4,000 rounds at the enemy during their several month deployment. Get some!