'Proud Americans' Fire Artillery for First Time in 23 Months

FORT RILEY, Kan. – The 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division will conduct its first artillery live fire in 23 months on Oct. 20-24.

The exercise will validate the battalion’s core competencies as artillerymen after training and performing infantry-oriented tasks since the last live fire. Soldiers will fire the M1192A2.

The two firing batteries, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery and its support battery, will deploy to Fort Riley training areas to conduct dry and live fire artillery tables. The 2nd Bn., 32nd FA, 'Proud Americans’ deployed in February 2008 with 4IBCT for 15 months in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom’s troop surge.

Residents in the Fort Riley area should expect noise from the exercise.