ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- Ten Soldiers from the Alabama National Guard visited Anniston Army Depot the week of Dec. 10, 2019, to train with employees on the M777A2."A lot of these Soldiers are new hires who haven't worked on M777s before," said Chief Warrant Officer 4 Michael Williams, a supervisor equipment specialist with the ALNG.Though these individuals are hired by the Guard full-time as civilians, they are also Soldiers. Conditions of employment require them to serve in the National Guard.Chief Warrant Officer 3 Cory Songer, ANAD's senior maintenance adviser, coordinated the training.Songer said the Soldiers were able to participate in the complete disassembly and reassembly of a M777A2 as well as learning about quarterly and annual service needed for the weapons systems."We are doing something I've only ever done in training - completely taking it apart and putting it back together," said Sgt. Larry Long, one of the Soldiers from the Unit Training and Equipment Site in Fort Rucker, Ala., where many of the ALNG's M777s are stored and maintained.The Soldiers, who serve the Guard as general mechanics, hope to make future visits to ANAD to see how the M777A2 is bore sighted.