The sound of artillery fire will echo across communities surrounding Joint Forces Training Base (JFTB) and Los Alamitos Army Airfield (LAAAF) on Saturday, Dec. 8, commemorating the change of command for the 79th Theater Sustainment Command of the U.S. Army Reserve. The ceremony is scheduled to get underway at 11 a.m.
The traditional artillery salute by M119 howitzers of the California Army National Guard’s Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 143rd Field Artillery Regiment, will highlight the formal ceremony at which Maj. Gen. Eugene J. LeBoeuf will formally assume command from Maj. Gen. Mark W. Palzer.
Test firing of the artillery will take place on Friday (Dec. 7) at 9 a.m. and on Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. in conjunction with ceremony rehearsals.
The article above was released by Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos.