5th Battalion, 11th Marines is a 155MM Howitzer Battalion comprised of three Firing Batteries and a Headquarters Battery. The Primary Mission is the Direct Support of the 5th Marine Infantry Regiment in time of conflict. That support may come in the traditional fashion of artillery support to maneuver forces, or by providing batteries to serve as professional rifle companies. The weapon of the Battalion is the M198 Howitzer which as a range of 30km. The command is approximately 800 strong. Learn more about the 5th battalion here.
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