Military Photo: Battery R, 5/11 Ready to Put Rockets Down Range Anytime

Posted: 08/01/2009

Marines with Battery D, 2nd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, fire a 200-pound rocket from a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System during a test-fire at Camp Barber, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Feb. 15. The HIMARS is a mobile rocket system used by the El Paso, Texas-based reserve battery, which is here to support Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force - Afghanistan as a fire support asset. SPMAGTF-A's mission is to conduct counterinsurgency operations, and train and mentor the Afghan national police while setting the conditions for the Afghan security forces to grow, gain effectiveness and succeed against the enemy.

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