29 Dec '16, 12pm

Task Force Strike Artillerymen support #Mosul counter-offensive @CJTFOIR #DefeatDaesh

Task Force Strike Artillerymen support #Mosul counter-offensive @CJTFOIR #DefeatDaesh

The rain picks up and a slight fog begins to form in the distance as Walker’s crew waits for their next command. The weather has changed in Iraq, and the Soldiers have switched from their summer light-weight combat shirts to wearing multiple layers in an attempt to stave off the wind-chill. “Fire mission at my command,” comes the transmission over the radio and the artillerymen spring into action, beginning the crew drill to load artillery piece just as they have done for the past eight months. The Soldiers move quickly through their tasks and Walker gives the signal once more. Another boom reverberates in the pit. “It feels good to know that we’re being called on to support the fight and we’re having an effect,” said Walker in between missions. Throughout each crew drill he encourages his men to keep up the effort. “That’s the reason why we’re out here. We do everything w...

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