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HIMARS battery adds long-range fire support to the battlefield

Story by Cpl. Tommy Bellegarde | 2nd Marine Division | Date: 09.22.2011

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Helmand province - Task Force Leatherneck provides plenty of artillery support for its ground units throughout its area of operations – M777 A2 howitzers do an excellent job of providing indirect fire in most cases. However, some targets may be out of reach for cannons, or a unit may want something more accurate to support its mission; they may want to go with rockets instead.

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