Initial Training Overview:
Job training for a Cannon Crewmember requires nine weeks of Basic Training and 14 weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in a classroom and part in the field under simulated combat conditions. Some of the skills you will learn are: Methods of calculating targets electronically and manually, Handling ammunition, Operating gun, missile and rocket systems, Artillery tactics and battle strategy.
Additional Training Information:
During Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training (AIT), the Army limits a soldier's personal freedom, using a "Phase System," which grants increased freedom, based upon phase of training. For details, see Army Training Phase Restrictions
Job training for Infantryman requires 14 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Course includes instruction on Basic soldier skills to include critical combat survival skills; duties of a soldier in a field artillery howitzer section, to include identification of howitzers and techniques of handling ammunition, setting fuzes, preparing charges, loading and firing howitzers, maintenance, and communications training.