HIMARS training update
link U.S. Air Force photo: Staff Sgt. Matthew Plew
A High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) crew fires a reduced range practice rocket in support of Emerald Warrior April 24, 2013, at Melrose Air Force Range. Emerald Warrior simulated special operations components in urban and irregular warfare settings. The exercise leveraged lessons learned from Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and other historical events to provide combatant commanders with a better-trained and ready force.
27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs
Air commandos will be preforming their annual High Mobility Artillery Rocket System training April 29 and 30 at Melrose Air Range.
The training will consist of firing off 24 rockets that will break the sound barrier causing mild sonic booms.
The rockets will be fired between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., and will be contained within range boundaries.
For questions or concerns about this event please contact Steven Coffin, range manager at 575-784-6799 or the Public Affairs office at 575-784-4131.