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Artillery salute to highlight 100th Troop Command change of command at JFTB

An artillery salute at Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos. Photo courtesy of JFTB.
An artillery salute at Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos. Photo courtesy of JFTB.

The sound of artillery fire will echo across communities surrounding Joint Forces Training Base (JFTB) on Saturday, May 15, commemorating the change of command of the California Army National Guard’s 100th Troop Command.

The traditional artillery salute by three M119A3 howitzers of the Cal Guard’s Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 143rd Field Artillery Regiment, will highlight the formal ceremony at which Col. Zac Delwiche will relinquish command to Col. David M. Church.

The ceremony will get underway at 10 a.m.

Test firing of the artillery will take place Saturday morning between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. in conjunction with ceremony rehearsals.

For additional information, please contact Col. (CA) Richard Lalor at (562) 795-2096 or via email at [email protected], or Staff Sgt. Crystal Housman at (805) 458-3825 or via email at [email protected]

This article was released by the Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos.