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1st Battalion - 49th Field Artillery

The 1st of the 49th Field Artillery, located in Sheridan, WY, was the command and control element for 3 firing batteries and a service battery. The battalion had a long history of service, dating back to when Wyoming was a territory. Effective 1 September 1996, 1-49 FA and its sister unit, 3-49 FA, were reorganized into a single towed unit. The new battalion, designated 2-300 FA, remained headquartered in Sheridan. The battalion has a very active family support group.

The battalion is composed of several smaller sections. The battalion's heart and soul is the Tactical Operations Center (TOC). The TOC uses the IFSAS computer system to control artillery fires across the battlefield. The battalion has a survey section. A field artillery survey section does exactly what their civilian counter-parts do: They SURVEY . The communications platoon insures that communications is maintained throughout the battlefield. Believe it or not , they even have a portable fax machine. Yes, it's painted green. For those of you who would rather go 4 wheeling than play on the computer, the communications platoon has the ideal job for you, wireman . The wireman is paid to travel cross-country to lay telephone wire. These four-wheelin' soldiers go over hill, over dale, through the river, and even traverse an occasional ravine. The maintenance section does everything from welding to repairing vehicles. If you like to get you hands dirty, this is the section for you.



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