Dec. 14, 2016
Close relationships lead to accurate artillery in eastern Afghanistan
FOB GAMBERI, Afghanistan —
(Dec. 16, 2016) — Artillery is consistently an Afghan Army success story. That's because it's devastatingly accurate, regularly destroying Taliban and Daesh targets as they unsuccessfully try to mass on district centers and other strategic locations.
Nowhere is this more true than in Afghanistan's eastern provinces, where Train, Advise, Assist Command – East works with the Afghan 201st Corps to put rounds downrange. From artillery to mortars to air support, the Afghan colonel in charge of fire support here is passionate about pounding his enemies into submission; his TAAC-E advisors are equally passionate about ensuring he has what he needs to succeed.