Staff file: Spc. Robert Howell (facing) of Port Orchard, Wash., and fellow soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, fire the M777 Howitzer, a 155mm cannon with an range of 15- to 25 miles, during combat training at the Yakima Training Center on Monday, May 23, 2011. The firing process resembles a NASCAR pit stop, with eight company members reloading and firing a round every 20 seconds. Locally, training with Howitzers will continue through midnight Thursday.
Staff file: Spc. Robert Howell (facing) of Port Orchard, Wash., and fellow soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, fire the M777 Howitzer, a 155mm cannon with an range of 15- to 25 miles, during combat training at the Yakima Training Center on Monday, May 23, 2011. The firing process resembles a NASCAR pit stop, with eight company members reloading and firing a round every 20 seconds. Locally, training with Howitzers will continue through midnight Thursday. Tony Overman Staff photographer
Staff file: Spc. Robert Howell (facing) of Port Orchard, Wash., and fellow soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, fire the M777 Howitzer, a 155mm cannon with an range of 15- to 25 miles, during combat training at the Yakima Training Center on Monday, May 23, 2011. The firing process resembles a NASCAR pit stop, with eight company members reloading and firing a round every 20 seconds. Locally, training with Howitzers will continue through midnight Thursday. Tony Overman Staff photographer

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