This morning we salute the gunners of 1st Section, Bravo Battery 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery. They are two months into their deployment to Uruzgan province, Afghanistan. They are tasked with providing offensive support to combined team missions in the region. To do so they must man the massive "M-777 A2 Howitzer". The 155 millimeter guns are capable of firing "high explosive" rounds, "GPS guided Excalibur" rounds and Illumination rounds which light up the night sky enabling troops on the ground to see potential threats.