Flames engulf the launch truck as soldiers fire the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) during combat training in the high desert of the Yakima Training Center on Monday, May 23, 2011. "It's like shooting a telephone pole the speed of a bullet, " said Maj. Jay McIsaac. "You wouldn't want to be on the receiving end." The rockets fire from the back of the Army's new Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV), a 6x6 all-wheel drive 5-ton truck that can pick up and move quickly to avoid enemy retaliation.
Flames engulf the launch truck as soldiers fire the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) during combat training in the high desert of the Yakima Training Center on Monday, May 23, 2011. "It's like shooting a telephone pole the speed of a bullet, " said Maj. Jay McIsaac. "You wouldn't want to be on the receiving end." The rockets fire from the back of the Army's new Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV), a 6x6 all-wheel drive 5-ton truck that can pick up and move quickly to avoid enemy retaliation. Tony Overman toverman@theolympian.com
Flames engulf the launch truck as soldiers fire the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) during combat training in the high desert of the Yakima Training Center on Monday, May 23, 2011. "It's like shooting a telephone pole the speed of a bullet, " said Maj. Jay McIsaac. "You wouldn't want to be on the receiving end." The rockets fire from the back of the Army's new Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV), a 6x6 all-wheel drive 5-ton truck that can pick up and move quickly to avoid enemy retaliation. Tony Overman toverman@theolympian.com

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