Plumes of white smoke washed over a field as the ground shook under the force of 18 howitzer cannons.
The display was part of a week-long training event meant to bring Fort Bragg artillerymen "back to basics."
The training, which included smaller-level fire missions and battalion-level exercises, was the first of its scale since 2004, before the 82nd Airborne Division Artillery was inactivated in 2006 as part of a larger Army restructuring.
The unit, which oversees artillery battalions in each of the 82nd Airborne Division's three brigade combat teams, was reactivated last year.
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