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Does anyone here have any experience with artillery? Maybe fire support man and what they do. And what do they do on a daily bases and what are they doing in Iraq or A-stan?
09-13-06, 12:25 AM
As an 08XX you'll either be making the big gun go boom or you will be talking to people that need the rounds and then relaying that information to the people that shoot the gun. It isn't that hard to figure out what they're doing in combat zones. They're on a base and supporting the infantry with indirect fire.
09-13-06, 12:31 AM
I am not an to knowledgeable on this topic but there is a post on this site stating that artillery people are being sent to infantry units in Iraq as there is nothing for them to do.
Might check around and see if you can find it.
09-14-06, 11:16 AM
That is something that everyone should remember. Everyone is a rifleman first, and that isn't just some BS that Marines throw around. If you find yourself in a combat zone with an MOS that isn't being used, you will end up with a rifle in your hand on a patrol.