GIs Get to Test-Fire New Howitzer

Army News Service
By SSG Fredrick P. Varney

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Improvements in technology and weaponry are dire necessities in modern warfare. They achieve success on the battlefield and enable Soldiers to complete successful missions in support of the ongoing Global War on Terrorism.

On July 24, Soldiers from the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment FIRES Squadron became the first unit in Europe to fire the Army’s new M777 Howitzers at the Joint Multinational Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area.

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Europe-based Soldiers get chance to test-fire, train with Army’s newest howitzer

5-2SCRSoldiers assigned to 2nd Cavalry Regiment prepare to fire the M777 Howitzer during a training exercise at the Grafenwoehr Training Area on July 24, 2009. The ranges on Grafenwoehr are the only place in Europe where units can hone their skills with large caliber weapon systems like the M777. By Staff Sgt. Fredrick P. Varney, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Kentucky Army National Guard.

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Improvements in technology and weaponry are dire necessities in modern warfare. They achieve success on the battlefield and enable Soldiers to complete successful missions in support of the ongoing Global War on Terrorism.

On July 24, Soldiers from the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment FIRES Squadron became the first unit in Europe to fire the Army’s new M777 Howitzers at the Joint Multinational Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area.

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Wolf pack bids farewell to CSM “Bull dog”

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2d Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Public Affairs Office

VILSECK, Germany – Troopers from 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment gathered at Stryker Memorial Park in Vilseck July 17 to say goodbye to Command Sergeant. Major Everett Clark as he relinquished his position as CSM of the Wolf Pack to Command Sergeant Major James Bodecker during a Change of Responsibility Ceremony.

Commander of 3rd Squadron, 2nd SCR, and Lt. Col. Bryan Denny praised Clark for his dedication and commitment to the Pack.

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2/2, 4/2 SCR prepare for JTF-East

2d Stryker Cavalry Regiment
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Vilseck, Germany
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No. 09032001 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

VILSECK, Germany – Soldiers from 2nd and 4th Squadrons of the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment were working on the railroad all to live long day Thursday July 9 preparing for their upcoming deployment in support of Joint Task Force –East. Troops spent the day learning the proper procedures for loading vehicles and equipment onto rail cars for transport. Instructor Johann Witt walked the crew through the proper procedures to insure all equipment and vehicles were loaded safely.

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An Open Letter to: Family and Friends of CSM Patton

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On June18, 2009, former Regimental CSM Curtis C. Patton underwent back and spinal surgery. After twenty days in Intensive and Intermediate Care, he was honorably discharged from Loma Linda University Medical Center late on July 7, 2009. He has returned home to Beaumont, CA to complete his recovery. While he has extensive rehabilitation and physical therapy to undergo, and kidney dialysis, he is in high spirits and ready to get on with regaining a combat ready status.

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