Soldiers on guard duty were startled when a sharp, high-pitched whistle screeched near their fighting hole.
There was no mistaking the distinct sound — an enemy mortar had exploded not far from them.
“Incoming!” they yelled, hitting the ground and settling into position to return fire.
It was part of a simulation, challenging these soldiers from the 18th Field Artillery Brigade to react to an enemy attack on a forward operating base. Over the two-week exercise at Fort Bragg, the soldiers will conduct training that covers core skills, such as defensive fire reaction, to their specialized artillery skills, including launching rockets and working with helicopters to receive fresh munitions.
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