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Published on May 11, 2012
Gunners certify on the M119 on Fort Bliss. Courtesy DVIDS. Video by Staff Sgt. Jason Ragucci, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division. Date: 01.10.2012. Alpha Battery 2/3 FA spent nearly a week on certifying on the M119. This is the second Howitzer piece that 2/3 FA has certified on during live fire exercises on Fort Bliss, Texas.
The U.S. M119 Howitzer is a lightweight 105-mm howitzer artillery piece primarily used by the U.S. Army. The M119 can be easily airlifted by aircraft or helicopter, or dropped by parachute. The M119 does need a recoil pit.