Throughout history, artillery has played an important role in the mission readiness of militaries. Today, different artillery systems enable III Marine Expeditionary Force to stand as a ready and lethal fighting force in the Indo-Pacific region.
Artillery has been used for military operations throughout the ages as time has progressed, so have the capabilities of artillery units and organizations which have allowed them to adapt to new requirements.
The Marine Corps and three men are no strangers to adapting and overcoming to compete with adversaries.
During the First World War, artillery was deployed on a scale never seen before.
Entire landscapes were transformed as infantrymen took cover in trenches and bunkers and new artillery tactics were developed.
During World War two, the United States military modernized its artillery focus with the development of the M 114 howitzer, it could fire four rounds a minute at a range of 15 kilometers.
The Third Marine Division was activated on the 29th of June, 1942, and the 12th Marine Regiment was reactivated in support of the Third Marine Division as an artillery unit.
In the early years of the war, the marines of three men known as First Marine Amphibious Corps received the task of the season, the Caped or Akina region.
The area was heavily forested, giving artillerymen the challenge to adjust the impacting rounds Without the advantage of a sighted shell burst, the seizure of Cape Tor Aquino was the first of many orders given to the artilleryman of the First Marine Amphibious Corps.
Third Corps artillery deployed during the Battle of Okinawa with 3155-millimeter long tom guns.
The Marine divisions greatly enhanced their firepower since the initial campaigns in the pacific use of the 155-millimeter howitzer became the norm for Division artillery.
In 1965, 3 Meth was known as three Marine amphibious forces and consisted of First Marine Division, Third Marine Division, and First Marine Aircraft wing.
In the Vietnam War. The artillery units were used to reinforce infantry battalions following their arrival at Red Beach to just north of Donning.
The batteries were organized into a small artillery group named the brigade artillery group in support of the ninth Marine Expeditionary Brigade.
On May six, the 9th Marine Expeditionary Brigade was deactivated the same day three meth was established at downing as the controlling headquarters of marine troops in the five northernmost provinces of Vietnam.
In 2000 and five, the Marine Corps began fielding the M-triple seven, a much smaller, lighter, and more maneuverable toad cannon weapon, resulting in improved transportability and mobility without impacting range or accuracy.
Three artillery units used these weapons in operation Iraqi freedom and operation enduring freedom to provide accurate fires to those who needed them.
In January of 2000 U.S. Army and Marine Corps began an evaluation program on Lockheed Martin’s M142 high mobility artillery rocket system, which the Marine Corps adopted in July of 2007 Marines of Fox batteries.
Second Battalion, Fourth Marine Regiment deployed to Al Anbar Province of Iraq and served as the First Marine unit to use high mars in combat today.
Three Marine expeditionary forces embrace forced to redesign the need to integrate high marks into our training and operations with the mission to be ready and lethal three men have revolutionized its equipment and capabilities in all aspects, including artillery.
Thank you Lance Cpl. Natalie Greenwood for the video.