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Oregon's King of Battle


The Field Artillery is one of the Army National Guard's combat arms, traditionally one of the three major branches (with Infantry and Armor). It refers to those units that use artillery weapons systems to deliver surface-to-surface long range indirect fire.

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MOS 13B: Cannon Crewmember 

Cannon crewmembers work the howitzer cannons that support infantry and tank units during combat, and play crucial roles in the Army National Guard's success on the battlefield.

MOS 13F: Fire Support Specialist

The fire support specialist is primarily responsible for the intelligence activities of the Army National Guard's field artillery team.

MOS 13J: Fire Control Specialist

The fire control specialist integrates and processes tactical battlefield information from multiple users and sensors through a network of Army National Guard and joint automated battle command systems.

All of the listed MOSs are open to both men and women.

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Why Are We Called The King of Battle

While infantry carries the title of “Queen of the Battle,” it’s the artillery that’s king. It strikes over vast distances, hits with a lot of force, and remains mobile and accurate.


2nd Battalion 218th Field Artillery is located throughout NW Oregon. The battalion is assigned to Oregon's Flagship unit the 41st Infantry Brigade Combate Team. The 41st dates back to it's foundings before the start of WWI.  


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