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Ceremonies and Parades - Field Artillery Regiment coming down 5th Ave. Field Artillery Regiment coming down Fifth Ave., N.Y.C. in great "send-off" parade in which every branch of the service was represented. All the regiments leaving for army training camps took part in the long procession

An overview of the camp for the 145th Field Artillery Regiment (1ST Utah Field Artillery) at Camp Kearny, California (CA). Note: In the future this area became the US Navy (USN) Naval Air Station Miramar. (Exact Date Shot Unknown)

Artillerymen of the newly designated 8th Field Artillery Regiment pass in review during a ceremony in which the 3rd Battalion 13th Field Artillery, is being deactivated and redesignated as the 7th Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment. Observing from the reviewing stand are Major General William H. Schneider and Colonel David J. Lynch

Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Myrt W. Webb Jr., left and LTC Edward T. Teixeria, right, move forward with the colors of the 1ST Battalion, 8th Field Artillery and the 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery as the 3rd Battalion, 13 Field Artillery is deactivated and redesignated as the 7th Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment. The 8th FAR is on of the first combat arms units to be regimentalized

Lieutenant Colonel Myrt W. Webb Jr., commander of the 8th Field Artillery Regiment, receives the colors from Major General Willam H. Schneider, commander of the 25th Infantry Division. The 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery, is being deactivated and redesigned as the 7th Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment

Artillerymen of the newly designated 8th Field Artillery Regiment pass in review during a ceremony in which the 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery, is being deactivated and redesignated as the 7th Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment. Observing from the reviewing stand are Major General William H. Schneider and Colonel David J. Lynch

Lieutenant Colonel Edward T. Teixeria, receives the colors of the newly designated 7th Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment from Major General William H. Schneider, commander of the 25th Infantry Division. The 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery, is be

Approved insignia for: 8th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Battalion

Approved insignia for: 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Battalion

Approved insignia for: 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 1ST Battalion

Approved insignia for: 29th Field Artillery Regiment, 1ST Battalion

Approved insignia for: 29th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Battalion

Approved insignia for: 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Battalion

Approved insignia for: 8th Field Artillery Regiment, 8th Battalion

Approved insignia for: 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Battalion

Approved insignia for: 8th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Battalion

Approved insignia for: 29th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Battalion

Approved insignia for: 8th Field Artillery Regiment, 6th Battalion

Approved insignia for: 8th Field Artillery Regiment, 1ST Battalion

Approved insignia for: 8th Field Artillery Regiment, 7th Battalion

Members of Battery B, 7th Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, load a 105 mm M102 Howitzer during a live-fire exercise at the Pohakuloa Training Area

Members of B Battery, 7th Bn., 8th Field Artillery Regiment, 25th Inf. Div., prepare a 105mm shell for firing from an M-102 howitzer during a live-fire exercise at the Pohakuloa Training Area

An M-198 155mm howitzer of the 8th Field Artillery Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, is moved into position by an M-923 5-ton cargo truck during the joint U.S./South Korean Exercise TEAM SPIRIT'85

Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Edward T. Teixeira, Commander, 7th Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, watches as a CH-47 Chinook helicopter airlifts a howitzer into the battle zone during the joint U.S./South Korean Exercise TEAM SPIRIT'85

Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Edward T. Teixeira, Commander, 7th Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, watches as a CH-47 Chinook helicopter airlifts a pair of howitzers into the battle zone during the joint U.S./South Korean Exercise TEAM SPIRIT'85

Members of A Battery, 7th Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, load an M102 105 mm Howitzer during bilateral training Exercise ORIENT SHIELD

Members of the 7th Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, hook an M102 105 mm Howitzer to a hovering UH-60 Blackhawk (Black Hark) helicopter during Exercise OPPORTUNE JOURNEY 1-86 at the Pohakuloa Training Area

An M198 155 mm Howitzers of the 1ST Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, are towed along Highway 44 by an M923 5-ton trucks during the joint US/South Korean Exercise TEAM SPIRIT '86

An M198 155 mm Howitzer of the 1ST Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, is towed along Highway 44 by an M923 5-ton truck during the joint US/Korean Exercise TEAM SPIRIT '86

An M-198 155 howitzer of Battery B, 1ST Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, is towed by a truck through the Pohakuloa Training Area during exercise Opportune Journey 2-86

A CH-47 Chinook helicopter airlifts two M102 105 MM Howitzers of the 7th Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, during Exercise OPPORTUNE JOURNEY 2-86

Members of Battery C, 1ST Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, hook an M198 155 mm Howitzer to the sling of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during Exercise OPPORTUNE JOURNEY 2-86 in the Pohakuloa Training Area

Members of Battery C, 1ST Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, hook an M198 155 mm Howitzer to the sling of a 47th Chinook helicopter during Exercise OPPORTUNE JOURNEY 2-86 in the Pohakuloa Training Area

A fire team from the 1ST Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, sets up their M198 155 mm Howitzer during Exercise OPPORTUNE JOURNEY 2-86

A fire team from the 1ST Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, prepares to fire their M198 155 mm Howitzer during Exercise OPPORTUNE JOURNEY 2-86

Members of Battery C, 1ST Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, hook an M198 155 mm Howitzer to the sling of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during Exercise OPPORTUNE JOURNEY 2-86 in the Pohakuloa Training Area

A Thai Soldier looks through the sight of an M102 105 mm Howitzer as members of Battery C, 7th Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light), look on during the joint US/Thai training Exercise COBRA GOLD '86

Soldiers from Battery C, 7th Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light), clean an M102 105 mm Howitzer near a Buddist temple in the Ban Khai area during the joint US/Thai training Exercise COBRA GOLD '86

An M102 105 mm Howitzer from Battery C, 7th Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, 25th Division Artillery, 25th Infantry Divison (Light), is fired from under a Ban Khai area during the joint US/Thai training Exercise COBRA GOLD '86

On the morning of April 22nd, 1996, soldiers of 1ST Platoon, A Battery, 4th Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment, in a CAT-V (carrier, ammunition, tracked, vehicle) provide force protection during a two gun artillery raid near the town of Donje Ceparde (CQ 379 183) in the Zone of Separation during Operation Joint Endeavor

On the morning of April 22nd, 1996, CPL Patrick Sutphin, 1ST Platoon, A Battery, 4th Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment, provides rear guard with a 50 caliber machine gun on top of a CAT-V (carrier, ammunition, tracked, vehicle), during a two gun artillery raid near the town of Donje Ceparde (CQ 379 183) in the Zone of Separation during Operation Joint Endeavor

On the morning of April 22nd, 1996, soldiers of 1ST Platoon, A Battery, 4th Battalion, 29 Field Artillery Regiment, provide rear security with a 50 caliber Machine Gun on their CAT-V (carrier, ammunition, tracked, vehicle). Soldiers, also with 1ST Platoon, position an M109-A2, 155mm, Self Propelled Howitzer during a 2 gun artillery raid near the town of Donje Caparde (CQ 379 183) in the Zone of Separation during Operation Joint Endeavor

On the morning of April 22nd, 1996, an M109-A2, 155mm, self propelled, Howitzer, that belongs to 1ST Platoon, A Battery, 4th Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment, warms to the rising sun at Camp Steel Castle, Bosnia, in support of Operation Joint Endeavor

On the morning of April 22nd, 1996, soldiers of 1ST Platoon, A Battery, 4th Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment, drive their M109-A2, 155mm Self Propelled Howitzers, and CAT-V (carrier, ammunition, tracked, vehicle), down a hill near the town of Donje Caparde (CQ 379 183), in the Zone of Separation, during a 2 gun Artillery raid in support of Operation Joint Endeavor

On the morning of April 26th, 1996, a weapons storage site inspection was conducted in Zivinice, Bosnia, (CQ 109 279) where these various weapons were cataloged by soldiers of the 4th Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment, in support of Operation Joint Endeavor

US Army General George Joulwan, Supreme Allied Commander Europe, is briefed by Italian Army Captain Ciro Maddaluno, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd "Lione" Field Artillery Battery, about the many capabilities of his unit. This "Lione" (Lion) Field Artillery Battery is located at the outskirts of the Sarajevo metropolitan area in Bosnia and Herzegovina. GEN Joulwan took several opportunities to have lunch, speak with, and ask questions of the Italian soldiers stationed here in support of Operation JOINT ENDEAVOR

Members of B Company, 1ST Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment (Air Assault) get comfortable in the C-141B Starlifter for their flight to Puerto Rico to take part in JTFX 98-1

SGT Eric Vaughn (back to camera), 2nd Platoon, B Battery, 1ST Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment (Air Assault), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, leads his platoon in a physical training session

SFC John White (far left, saluting) of 1ST Platoon, B Battery, 1ST Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment (Air Assault), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, returns a salute to 1SG Richard Early (far right) prior to taking charge of his platoon for a physical training session

SPC Anthony Murphy (center, facing forward) and SGT John Kelly (right), both from B Company, 1ST Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment (Air Assault), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, inspect a soldier attempting to put on a Swiss seat during a class held in preparation for JTFX 98-1

PFC Joel Graham of B Battery, 1ST Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment (Air Assault), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, puts on camouflage paint as his unit prepares to board the ship that will take him to Vieques Island, Puerto Rico for PURPLE DRAGON, a joint exercise with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune

SGT Henry Murray of B Battery, 1ST Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment (Air Assault), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, puts on camouflage as his unit prepares to board a ship that will take him to Vieques Island, Puerto Rico for PURPLE DRAGON, a joint exercise with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune

Members of B Battery, 1ST Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment (Air Assault), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, disembark from the YFU-81 harbor utility craft that brought them from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina to participate in PURPLE DRAGON, a joint exercise with 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune

Members of B Battery, 1ST Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment (Air Assault), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, board the YFU-81 harbor utility craft that will take their unit to Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, for PURPLE DRAGON, a joint exercise with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit from Camp Lejeune

SPC Anthony Murphy of B Battery, 1ST Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment (Air Assault), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, checks the setup of his section's M-198 155mm howitzer during JTFX 98-1 with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

SSG Gregorio Santoni of B Battery, 1ST Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment (Air Assault), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, checks the "zero" coordinates on his section's M-198 155mm howitzer which will be used during JTFX 98-1 with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

A muzzle end view of an M-198 155mm howitzer with SGT John Dukes (standing next to tire) and other members of B Battery, 1ST Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment (Air Assault), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, storing firing components which will be used during JTFX 98-1 with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

M-198 155mm howitzers, hidden under camouflage netting, from B Battery, 1ST Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment (Air Assault), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, fire from gun position 3 during Supporting Arms Coordination Exercise, JTFX 98-1

Members of the Beachmaster Unit Two, Naval Amphibious Base (NAB) Little Creek, Norfolk, Virginia, inspect the M-198 155mm howitzers loaded onto a landing craft air cushion (LCAC) vessel during the extraction of soldiers of B Battery, 1ST Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment (Air Assault), Fort Bragg, North Carolina after participating in JTFX 98-1

1SG Richard Early (left) of B Battery, 1ST Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment (Air Assault), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, discusses the load plan of the landing craft unit (LCU) with Marine CPL Jason Rea of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina regarding the extraction of the soldiers during JTFX 98-1

Soldiers from B Battery, 1ST Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment (Air Assault), Fort Bragg, North Carolina commence unloading of their trucks and M-198 155mm howitzers from the landing craft air cushion (LCAC) vessel, with its air cushions deflated and forward ramp down, which extracted them from Vieques Island during JTFX 98-1

Soldiers from B Battery, 1ST Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment (Air Assault), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, use an M-1083 5-ton truck to pull an M-198 155mm howitzer from the landing craft air cushion (LCAC) vessel, with its air cushions deflated and rear ramp down, which extracted them from Vieques Island during JTFX 98-1. In the background another LCAC with its air cushions deflated can be seen

SGT. Jared Reesor, 3rd Section, A Battery, 1ST Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment (Airborne), walks away carrying the empty shell of a 105mm artillery round fired from an M119 Howitzer

M119 105mm artillery rounds (in cardboard tubes) are stacked and ready to be fired from the howitzer by members of A Battery, 1ST Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment (Airborne), Fort Bragg, during a joint field training

SGT Jared Reesor, a member of 3rd Section, A Battery, 1ST Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment (Airborne), Fort Bragg, retrieves the empty 105mm shell casing the M119 howitzer fired during a joint field training. Reesor is seen wearing MILES (Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System) equipment

Members of 3rd Section, A Battery, 1ST Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment (Airborne), Fort Bragg, plug their ears as the M119 105mm howitzer fires during a joint field training. The soldiers are wearing MILES (Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System) equipment. (Duplicate image, see also DASD9803109 or search 980201A6522J506)

SPC Casey Hutchinson, 3rd Section, A Battery, 1ST Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment (Airborne), Fort Bragg, prepares a 105mm artillery round for the M119 howitzer during a live fire joint field training. Hutchinson, along with the unidentified soldier in the background are wearing MILES (Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System) equipment. (Duplicate image, see also DASD9803108 or search 980201A6522J503)

Members of 3rd Section, A Battery, 1ST Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment (Airborne), fire a 105mm artillery round from an M119 Howitzer

SGT Rod Bowen, 3rd Section, A Battery, 1ST Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment (Airborne), Fort Bragg, looks through the sight of the M119 105mm howitzer in preparation to fire a round during the joint field training. Bowen, along with the unidentified soldiers in the background are wearing MILES (Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System) equipment

SPC Casey Hutchinson, 3rd Section, A Battery, 1ST Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment (Airborne), Fort Bragg, prepares a 105mm artillery round for the M119 howitzer during a live fire joint field training. Hutchinson, along with the unidentified soldier in the background are wearing MILES (Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System) equipment. (Duplicate image, see also DASD9901533 or search 980201A6522J503)

Members of 3rd Section, A Battery, 1ST Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment (Airborne), Fort Bragg, plug their ears as the M119 105mm howitzer fires during a joint field training. The soldiers are wearing MILES (Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System) equipment. (Duplicate image, see also DASD9901535 or search 980201A6522J506)

A M-109 Howitzer of Bravo Battery, 2d Battalion, 3d Field Artillery Regiment, fires a live round in a training exercise at Glamoc Range

US Army (USA) Colonel (COL) Kim L. Summers (left), Garrison Commander, US Congressman The Honorable ED Whitfield (R-KY), and USA Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Dennis Floden, 1ST Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, stand outside gate 10 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky (KY). Congressman Whitfield visited the post after the September 11th attacks

The US Army's (USA) Charlie Battery, in a joint effort with the US Marine Corps (USMC) 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, participates in the opening ceremony for Exercise BALIKATAN 2003

The US Army's (USA) Charlie Battery, 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment and US Marine Corps (USMC) Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, come to the position of attention at the opening ceremony for Exercise BALIKATAN 2003

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant (SGT) Armando Elias, a cannon crewmember with 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, prepares to set the coordinates of an M198 Towed Howitzer sight system in preparation for a live fire exercise during Exercise BALIKATAN

US Army (USA) Sergeant (SGT) Anthony J. Lacy, a cannon crewmember with 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, transfers M198 Towed Howitzer rounds to a better position in preparation for a live fire exercise during Exercise BALIKATAN

A US Marine Corps (USMC) CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter with Heavy Marine Helicopter Squadron 466 (HMM-466), drops off crates of M198 Towed Howitzer ammunition rounds for the 11th Field Artillery Regiment, in support of Exercise BALIKATAN

A US Army (USA) 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, M198 Towed Howitzer is concealed by camouflage netting during a live fire exercise, in support of Exercise BALIKATAN

A US Marine Corps (USMC) CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter with Heavy Marine Helicopter Squadron 466 (HMM-466), drops off crates of M198 Towed Howitzer ammunition rounds for the 11th Field Artillery Regiment, in support of Exercise BALIKATAN

Filipino Army STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Sammy S. Sosa, holds a lanyard and ready to fire an M198 Towed Howitzer assigned to the US Army (USA) 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, during Exercise BALIKATAN

A US Army (USA) 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, M198 Towed Howitzer is concealed by camouflage netting in preparation for a live fire exercise during Exercise BALIKATAN

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant (SGT) Armando Elias, a cannon crewmember with 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, prepares to set the coordinates of an M198 Towed Howitzer sight system, in preparation for a live fire exercise during Exercise BALIKATAN

A US Marine Corps (USMC) CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter with Heavy Marine Helicopter Squadron 466 (HMM-466), drops off crates of M198 Towed Howitzer ammunition rounds for the 11th Field Artillery Regiment, in support of Exercise BALIKATAN

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant (SGT) Armando Elias, a cannon crewmember with 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, prepares to set the coordinates of an M198 Towed Howitzer sight system in preparation for a live fire exercise during Exercise BALIKATAN

US Army (USA) SPECIALIST (SPC) Claude R. Fields, a cannon crewmember with the 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, equips the fuses on M198 Towed Howitzer rounds before a live fire practice, in support of Exercise BALIKATAN

A US Army (USA) 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, M198 Towed Howitzer is concealed by camouflage netting in preparation for a live fire exercise during Exercise BALIKATAN

Combined M198 Towed Howitzer 155mm Rounds fired by the US Army (USA) 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, bombard simulated enemy terrain during a demonstration of the interoperability between the US Marine Corps (USMC) and Filipino forces during Exercise BALIKATAN 2003. (Substandard image)

Combined M198 Towed Howitzer 155mm Rounds fired by the US Army (USA) 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, bombard simulated enemy terrain during a demonstration of the interoperability between the US Marine Corps (USMC) and Filipino forces during Exercise BALIKATAN 2003. (Substandard image)

US Army (USA) Private First Class (PFC) Casey Nally, left, with the 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Drum, New York (NY), jokes with a friend before being medically evacuated by the 506th Air Expeditionary Medical Squadron (AEMS), at Kirkuk Air Base (AB), Iraq (IRQ), during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Army (USA) Private First Class (PFC) Casey Nally, left, with the 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Drum, New York (NY), is medically evacuated by the 506th Air Expeditionary Medical Squadron (AEMS), at Kirkuk Air Base (AB), Iraq (IRQ), during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

In the early morning, a US Army (USA) Soldier from 3rd Battalion (BN), 29th Field Artillery Regiment (FA RGT) (3-29 FA), 3rd Brigade Combat Team (BCT), 4th Infantry Division (ID), Fort Carson, Colorado (CO), pulls security atop a USA M109 A6 Howitzer (Paladin) at a fire base near Ad Dhuloiya, Iraq (IRQ). The 4th ID deployed in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Just before dusk, US Army (USA) SPECIALIST Fourth Class (SPC) Kinere, C Battery 2nd Battalion 11th Field Artillery Regiment 25th Infantry Division (ID), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii (HI), crosses a bridge with soldiers of the Iraqi Civil Defense Corp (ICDC), during a joint foot patrol of Altun Kapri, Iraq, for the purposes of training the ICDC to take over the area during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Army (USA) SPECIALIST Fourth Class (SPC) Gunn (right), A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (ID), catches the shell of a High Explosive round ejected from the M119A2 Howitzer during a Harassment and Interdiction Fire exercise at Forward Observing Base (FOB) Warrior in Kirkuk, Iraq. The 25th ID out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii (HI), is in Northern Iraq in support of the 1ST ID, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Army (USA) First Lieutenant (1LT) Allard C. Hagle (in the open hatch), 1ST Platoon (PLT), Alpha Battery (A BTTY), 4th Battalion (BN), 42nd Field Artillery Regiment (4/42nd FAR), 4th Infantry Division (ID), explains the M109A6 155mm Paladin Self-propelled Howitzer to his girlfriend, Jessica Miller, during Freedom Fest 2004, the Independence Day celebration at Hood Stadium, Fort Hood, Texas (TX). Freedom Fest 2004 is sponsored by the Fort Hood Family Readiness Group to raise funds for the homecoming ceremonies for the US Army (USA) 1ST Cavalry Division Soldiers when their tour in Iraq supporting Operation IRAQI FREEDOM is finished

US Army (USA) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Kim Myran (center), 425th Civil Affairs Battalion (CAB), 82nd Field Artillery Regiment (FA), 1ST Cavalry Division (CAV), distributes soccer balls during the inaugural soccer game on a newly built soccer field in downtown Baghdad, Baghdad Province, Iraq (IRQ), during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. The opening of the new soccer field was a combined effort by local Iraqis, the Iraqi Ministry of Youth, and Coalition forces

US Army (USA) Specialists (SPC) Michael Weir assigned to B Battery, 1ST Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment, 1ST Infantry Division, repositions a M922 Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle (FAASV), at an entry control point entrance gate at the Civil Military Operations Center located in Baqubah, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A night vision goggle view early in the morning of U.S. Army SPC. Williams from Charlie Battery, 1ST Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 1ST Infantry Division (ID), is given the signal to move, during a night patrol. He aims his FNMI 5.56mm M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) on one knee. (U.S. Army PHOTO by PFC Elizabeth Erste) (Released)

A night vision goggle view early in the morning of U.S. Army 1ST SGT. Michael Grinston, from Charlie Battery, 1ST Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 1ST Infantry Division (ID). Sergeant Grinston monitors his position on the Global Postioning System (GPS) during a night patrol.is given the signal to move, during a night patrol. He aims his FNMI 5.56mm M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) on one knee. (U.S. Army PHOTO by PFC Elizabeth Erste) (Released)

U.S. Army SGT. O'Brien, , Alpha Battery, 1ST Battlion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 1ST Infantry Division, carries captured artillery shell found in a field outside Bayji, Salah al-Dein, Iraq, on Aug. 5, 2004, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by PVT. 1ST Class Elizabeth Erste) (Released)