23 March 2023
US Army M142 HIMARS Of 75th Field Artillery Brigade Hawaiian Shirt
The HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System) is a devastating weapon system that fires a variety of artillery rounds at incredibly high speeds. It's capable of firing a variety of different types of rounds, such as rockets, missiles, and shells. The HIMARS is operated by a crew of four and can carry a payload of forty-eight rockets or thirty-six missiles. The 75th Field Artillery Brigade is based out of Schofield Barracks in Hawaii and falls under the command of the 13th Air Force. Their mission is to provide artillery support to US Army units in the Pacific Theater of Operations. The brigade consists of three battalions - the 1st Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery; the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery; and the 4th Battalion, 75th Field Artillery. Each battalion has two batteries - one battery for rocket launchers and one battery for towed howitzers. The brigade has been involved in several major operations since it was mobilized in late 2008. These include Operation Iraqi Freedom; Operation Enduring Freedom; and Operation Inherent Resolve. In all, the brigade has deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, and Japan. Their most recent deployment was to Kuwait in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. During this operation they fired over 5500 rounds from their HIMARS systems into Syria.