Guard to Shoot Rockets at Fort Riley, Public Invited to Watch

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A Kansas National Guard unit is inviting the public to come watch a live fire exercise at Fort Riley next month.

The 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery will fire its multiple launch rocket system during an exercise on September 13th. The rocket system is capable of firing rockets to support ground units, return fire when attacked or attack targets for larger units, such as a division.

In 2003, the unit deployed to Iraq for 12 months. It traces its history to the 1st Kansas Artillery, formed in 1868.

The battalion has armories in Hiawatha, Sabetha, Marysville, Concordia, Horton, Atchison, Salina and Abilene.


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