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attalion, 206th Field Artillery Regiment are heightening their ability to quickly and accurately put steel on target here in preparation for a potential deployment in 2012.

The battalion, part of the 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, has about 300 of its soldiers participating in a three-week rotation at Fort Irwin’s National Training Center.

While the majority of the 3,500 soldiers training with the brigade are focused on infantry as their primary skill, the 206th is charged with protecting those soldiers on the battlefield with their primary weapons system: the 105mm towed howitzers.

“All of our guys give 100 percent at all times,” said Sgt. Jess George, a member of the 206th from Dardanelle. “We work hard, but I wouldn’t want to be in any other unit than I am now.

Source: SW Times

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