Soldiers conduct joint live fires exercise

By Sgt. Shejal Pulivarti, 1st BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div., USD-CJanuary 19, 2010

CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Colquitt, Ga., native 1st Sgt. Jamie Crankfield, first sergeant for Battery B, 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, mentors Brooksfield, Fla., native Sgt. Joseph Beichner, the chief for a howitzer crew assigned to 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. His howitzer crew provided indirect fire support for a joint fires exercise with 1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div. conducted Jan. 10.
1 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Colquitt, Ga., native 1st Sgt. Jamie Crankfield, first sergeant for Battery B, 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, mentors Brooksfield, Fla., native Sgt. Joseph Beichner, the chief for a howitzer crew assigned to 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. His howitzer crew provided indirect fire support for a joint fires exercise with 1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div. conducted Jan. 10. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Shejal Pulivarti, 1st BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div., USD-C) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, fire their first live round in country in support of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division during a joint fires exercise Jan. 10.
2 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, fire their first live round in country in support of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division during a joint fires exercise Jan. 10. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Shejal Pulivarti, 1st BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div., USD-C) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Little Rock, Ark. native Capt. Alex Aquino, commander for Battery B, 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, carries a 155mm round to an M777 howitzer in preparation for a live fires scenario Jan. 10.
3 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Little Rock, Ark. native Capt. Alex Aquino, commander for Battery B, 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, carries a 155mm round to an M777 howitzer in preparation for a live fires scenario Jan. 10. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Shejal Pulivarti, 1st BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div., USD-C) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Del Rio, Texas, native Sgt. Tommy Coleman, the gunner for a howitzer crew assigned to 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, carries a 155mm round to an M777 howitzer in preparation for a live fires shoot
4 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Del Rio, Texas, native Sgt. Tommy Coleman, the gunner for a howitzer crew assigned to 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, carries a 155mm round to an M777 howitzer in preparation for a live fires shoot (Photo Credit: Sgt. Shejal Pulivarti, 1st BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div., USD-C) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Columbiana, Ala., native Spc. Brandon Bishop, the number two man on a howitzer crew assigned to 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, performs a functions check on the breach of an M777 howitzer. The crew supported 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, during a joint fires exercise Jan. 10.
5 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Columbiana, Ala., native Spc. Brandon Bishop, the number two man on a howitzer crew assigned to 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, performs a functions check on the breach of an M777 howitzer. The crew supported 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, during a joint fires exercise Jan. 10. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Shejal Pulivarti, 1st BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div., USD-C) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Columbiana, Ala., native Spc. Brandon Bishop, the number two man on a howitzer crew assigned to 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, performs a functions check on the breach of an M777 howitzer. The crew supported 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, during a joint fires exercise Jan. 10.
6 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Columbiana, Ala., native Spc. Brandon Bishop, the number two man on a howitzer crew assigned to 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, performs a functions check on the breach of an M777 howitzer. The crew supported 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, during a joint fires exercise Jan. 10. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Shejal Pulivarti, 1st BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div., USD-C) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Brooksfield, Fla., native Sgt. Joseph Beichner, chief of a howitzer crew assigned to 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, places a 155mm round back in place after he marks it with his signature. The crew supported 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, during a joint fires exercise Jan. 10.
7 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Brooksfield, Fla., native Sgt. Joseph Beichner, chief of a howitzer crew assigned to 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, places a 155mm round back in place after he marks it with his signature. The crew supported 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, during a joint fires exercise Jan. 10. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Shejal Pulivarti, 1st BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div., USD-C) VIEW ORIGINAL