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Army zeroes in on rapid artillery raids in new era of ‘great power’ competition

  • Video by William Cole, Cindy Ellen Russell, Sgt. Thomas Calvert and 1st Lt. Ryan Debooy

    Schofield Barracks soldiers practiced a fast-moving artillery "raid" on Oct. 10.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery conducted a rapid artillery exercise at Schofield Barracks on Thursday. The operation entails the rapid insertion of M777 Howitzers with helicopters, establishing target coordinates, firing and then rapidly removing the artillery pieces.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery conducted a rapid artillery exercise at Schofield Barracks on Thursday. The operation entails the rapid insertion of M777 Howitzers with helicopters, establishing target coordinates, firing and then rapidly removing the artillery pieces.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Army is focusing on making all of its artillery more mobile at a time of changing dynamics in the Pacific and Europe. Above, a Chinook delivered an M777 howitzer in a sling.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The Army is focusing on making all of its artillery more mobile at a time of changing dynamics in the Pacific and Europe. Above, a Chinook delivered an M777 howitzer in a sling.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                 U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery conducted a rapid artillery exercise at Schofield Barracks on Thursday. The operation entails the rapid insertion of M777 Howitzers with helicopters, establishing target coordinates, firing and then rapidly removing the artillery pieces. Pictured is a soldier yelling during the exercise.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery conducted a rapid artillery exercise at Schofield Barracks on Thursday. The operation entails the rapid insertion of M777 Howitzers with helicopters, establishing target coordinates, firing and then rapidly removing the artillery pieces. Pictured is a soldier yelling during the exercise.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Army is focusing on making all of its artillery more mobile at a time of changing dynamics in the Pacific and Europe. Above, a soldier secured fuses to 155mm artillery projectiles.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The Army is focusing on making all of its artillery more mobile at a time of changing dynamics in the Pacific and Europe. Above, a soldier secured fuses to 155mm artillery projectiles.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Army is focusing on making all of its artillery more mobile at a time of changing dynamics in the Pacific and Europe. Above, soldiers exited a Chinook used in Thursday’s exercise.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The Army is focusing on making all of its artillery more mobile at a time of changing dynamics in the Pacific and Europe. Above, soldiers exited a Chinook used in Thursday’s exercise.

In comparing land-based capabilities, the U.S. Army found that its artillery was falling short of Russian and Chinese weaponry, following a decade of American focus on low-grade threats in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read more

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