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Firing Mission!

Cannoneers with 5th Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, fire off a 155 mm round from an M777A1 Lightweight Howitzer into the Combat Center’s desert training area Jan. 30. The leightweight howitzer can effectively fire up to 15 miles away. The artillery battalion is based out of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., and were training in Mojave Viper, a month-long pre-deployment training evolution, to prepare for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

Cannoneers with 5th Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, fire off a 155 mm round from an M777A1 Lightweight Howitzer

LOCATION: MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.
PHOTOGRAPHER: LANCE CPL. CHARLES S. HOWARD

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