2nd Battalion - 300th Field Artillery
Under the reorganization plan, effective 1 September 1996, the new Wyoming towed howitzer battalion is the 2nd of the 300th Field Artillery, located in Sheridan, WY. The new battalion is the command and control element for 3 firing batteries and a service battery. The battalion has armories located in Sheridan, Gillette, Douglas, Casper, Lander, Worland, Cody, Lovell, and Powell. The 2-300 FA closely resembled the towed battalion, 1-49 FA, only bigger.
The 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery (FA) had a busy year in 1999 participating in multiple exercises such as assisting with the annual Teton Music Festival in Jackson. They took part in the "Tropic Lightning" Command Post Exercise (CPX), conducted a WETS (Weekend Training Shoot) livefire shoot in September and assisted in the armory reutilization plan when the armories in the towns of Thermopolis, Rawlins and Riverton were turned into community facilities. Annual Training (AT) for the 2-300th FA was unique this year in that the first ever winter AT was conducted at Camp Guernsey. The Battalion conducted a second one-week training period, concentrating on artillery skills at the battery and battalion level. While keeping busy with training exercises, the 2-300th found time to host the Wyoming National Guard Convention in Cody. The artillery was fielded with state of the art fire direction software for their Automated Fire Support System, which is capable of tactical and technical fire direction that can be fully integrated with all U.S. Army systems. Finally, military funerals are always important and the Battalion participated inmore than 60 during the year.
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