Light up the sky

Third Platoon, Bravo Battery of the Automatic Battalion, 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, lit up the Zabul province night by firing illumination from their M777A2, 155 mm howitzer at suspected enemy movements from FOB Pasab, Zharay District, Zabul province, Afghanistan, July 20, 2011. Photo by Sgt. Christopher McCann

  • Valerie Altman 4y

    What a Picture!!! WoW... Stay Safe!!!
  • Johnney07 4y

    Artillery!!!! Hoah!!
  • <Gonzo> 4y

    Having been a 13F & a 13M I can appreciate a good 155mm! That triple "7" is a heck of a gun! However I don't think it quite beats a good old M-270A1!! (Just some good old professional rivalry, Nice picture)!
  • rose field 4y

    Love this pic its so nice
  • Mark Bonica 4y

    wow - amazing colors
  • Scotty Man 4y

    Elementis Regamus Proelium

    This is a beautiful picture though, and Arty sure can deliver the goods.
    Stay Strong and Be Safe.
  • Robert Romero 4y

    These are the same guys that wake me up every night
  • smokevn 4y

    Now you see why Arty is King of Battle.
  • Paula McHalffey 4y

    Awesome pic!!
  • Calvin Vu 4y

  • zredneckrodeo469 4y

    my personal favorite is the 109 howitzer. its not the size of the gun, its how you use it! first round!!!
  • Bryan Goldthorpe 4y

    I agree z redneck. Arty Rocks!
  • PuchiLama Look At My Ass 4y

    all me love to the fighting soldiers
  • Jim D-1 4y

  • D'oh Boy (Mark Holloway) 4y

    What's an "Automatic Battalion"?
  • coll993 4y

    SPlendid image, well captured..
  • Statevillain 4y

    Fantastic image. Really brings it home. Be safe out there.
  • Danger 3y

    So cool. I love the color contrast and warm and cool color mix. Very nice
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Taken on July 20, 2011
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