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34th Infantry Division (Mechanized) Artillery.

The 34th Div Arty (MNARNG and IAARNG) demonstrated its readiness in TY04, deploying Soldiers for Stabilization Force 14 (SFOR-14), Kosovo Peace-keeping Force 5B (KFOR-5B), USAFE II, OIF II and OEF III. One unit is now on alert for OIF III.

1-194 FA, DS to 2d Brigade, is the only Div Arty FA unit to perform AT while conducting its wartime mission. The 194th mobilized for one year in September 2002 to support Operation Noble Eagle II, a homeland security mission. Its focus was homeland security stability and support operations (SOSO); however, it also trained on FA Table VI/VII tasks during the year. 24 months had passed since the unit last fired its howitzers. The 194th conducted AT at Camp Guernsey, WY, achieving Table XV with assistance and an EXEVAL from the Div Arty headquarters. On reaching that level, it delivered more than 3,000 rounds down range. 1-194 FA has 74 personnel and equipment supporting other operations, including OIF, OEF III and KFOR.

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1-125 FA, DS to 1st Brigade, and 1-151 FA, GS, did not conduct AT due to its deployment to support the European Command (EUCOM). The deployment provided force protection and security at DoD facilities in England, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Turkey. 1-125 FA will conduct artillery live fire during the 4th Quarter of TY04 and began fielding the gun-laying and positioning system (GLPS) and initial fire support automation system (IFSAS) V-7 software in September.

1-151 FA, a corps asset, planned to go to WY for its AT, but an alert order in May changed its focus for the remainder of TY04. It will supply two security companies and a support cell for OIF III, if mobilized. Its training changed to that of a security company. 1-151 suspended all FA table tasks and began an aggressive SOSO lanes package for its AT cycle.

E/151 FA (TA) deployed for OIF II, providing radar coverage for multiple units, including elements of the 1st ID, 1st Cav, 1st AD, 2d ID, 4th ID, 25th ID and I MEF.

While serving at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, HHB 34th Div Arty, donated humanitarian aid and helped repair the Ramadan Rexhepi School, including the removal of land mines.

The 34th Red Bull Div Arty stands ready and proud to be a partner in today's Army. Attack, Attack, Attack!
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Title Annotation:Silhouettes of STEEL; Field Artillery Association
Publication:FA Journal
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Nov 1, 2004
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