fire support team


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fire support team

A team provided by the field artillery component to each maneuver company and troop to plan and coordinate all supporting fires available to the unit, including mortars, field artillery, naval surface fire support, and close air support integration. Also called FIST. See also close air support; field artillery; fire; fire support; support.
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In many cases, Excalibur capabilities are misunderstood by maneuver commanders and fire support teams alike.
Although modularity may have had a contributing effect on the ability of the fire support team to provide indirect fires due to unforeseen second order effects on the field artillery, the FCoE has and currently is addressing these issues across the doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership, education, personnel, and facilities (DOTMLPF) domains.
It tells the story of Paul and his Fire Support Team on their six-month tour of Afghanistan.
He was in Helmand on operations as a Fire Support Team Commander.
He is working as a fire support team commander, responsible for finding enemy positions for attacks by aircraft, helicopters and artillery.
For live training, we scheduled the mortar range (including the firing and observation points) and coordinated with our artillery fire support team for observers during the live fire.
Proper training of the three elements of the indirect fire support team provides the commander with the confidence to use them to their full potential.
Michael Frew was second in command of a fire support team, who were ordered to seize a bridge in Afghanistan.
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