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Marines of 4th gun India battery, 3rd battalion 10th Marines, attached to the Battalion Landing Team 2nd Bn, 8th Marines, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), load a 155mm round into a 198 towed howitzer May 23 at Udairi Range, gun point PA03, Camp Buehring, Kuwait. As the theatre reserve, for Central Command, Marines of the 26th MEU (SOC) are conducting live fire exercises at Udairi Range, near Camp Buehring, Kuwait in preparation for potential follow-on missions in the region. (USMC photo by LCpl. Daniel R. Lowndes) (Released)

Photo by LCpl. Daniel R. Lowndes

Photo essay: India Battery pounds sand in Kuwait

27 May 2005 | -

In today’s close combat environment, artillery battery Marines very often find themselves tasked as provisional rifle companies serving in much the same capacity as their infantry counterparts. But when it comes down to it, there is little these Marines enjoy more than sending high explosive 155mm rounds down range from the M198 medium-towed Howitzer.Marines from India Battery, 3rd Battalion 10th Marines, attached to Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Bn, 8th Marines, did just that recently during 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s (Special Operations Capable) live-fire exercise at Udairi Range near Camp Buehring, Kuwait.As the theater reserve for Central Command, Marines and Sailors of the 26th MEU (SOC) are conducting air and ground combat exercises at the range in preparation for potential follow-on missions in the region.