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Sept. 7, 2012FORT RILEY, KS |  By: McKenna

Howitzer Live-Fire Exercise

The Missouri National Guardsmen will be presenting a live-fire exercise at Fort Riley, Kansas this Saturday.

The 1-129th Field Artillery, the only Field Artillery unit in Missouri, headquartered in Maryville, will be firing lightweight howitzers to test their performance. Jennifer Archdekin, a spokesperson for the event, says the test-fire is not only for show, but also for technical purposes.

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Archdekin says the 1-129th Field Artillery maintains 18 of the cannons with batteries in Albany, Chillicothe, and Independence.