18th Field Artillery at Fort Bragg, which has two of the active-duty Army's five HIMARS units, knows that means deployments are likely.
I got to hang with 3-321st FAR, 18th Field Artillery this week to observer their training. The unit is set to deploy at some point this year.
The unit could play a key role if sent to the Middle East, where they would partly be taking out the enemy's anti-aircraft systems so the US Air Force could swiftly perform airstrikes.
You can read my story here: http://www.fayobserver.com/military/set-to-deploy-fort-bragg-artillery-unit-hones-precision-fire/article_37951a3e-0798-5bb9-b702-ae0104a679b3.html
Above photo: Sgt. Parsons takes us to the training area to observe 18th Field Artillery soldiers.
Left photo: Capt. Hicks and Capt. Thomas use a map to figure out how to get to our next destination to observe training.