U.S. Soldiers Conduct Sling-Load Training in Khowst Province

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Spc. Pete Sigala awaits as a civilian helicopter approaches for a sling-load of supplies on Forward Operating Base Salerno in Afghanistan's Khowst province, Nov. 5, 2012. Sigala is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Headquarters Company, 626th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, Air Assault. Sling load missions help resupply soldiers in outlining combat outposts and forward operating bases with essential items such as fuel, water, food and other various supplies. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington
  • U.S. Army Spc. Pete Sigala prepares to hook a sling-load of supplies to a civilian helicopter on Forward Operating Base Salerno in Afghanistan's Khowst province, Nov. 5, 2012.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington
  • U.S. Army Spc. Pete Sigala hooks a sling-load of supplies to a civilian helicopter on Forward Operating Base Salerno in Afghanistan's Khowst province, Nov. 5, 2012.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington
  • U.S. Army Spc. Pete Sigala moves out from under a civilian helicopter after successfully hooking up a sling-load of supplies on Forward Operating Base Salerno in Afghanistan's Khowst province, Nov. 5, 2012.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington
  • U.S. Army Spc. Pete Sigala double checks the sling load after successfully hooking up a load of supplies on Forward Operating Base Salerno in Afghanistan's Khowst province, Nov. 5, 2012.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Joshua Keller awaits as a civilian helicopter approaches for a sling load of supplies on Forward Operating Base Salerno in Afghanistan's Khowst province, Nov. 5, 2012. Keller is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Headquarters Company, 626th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, Air Assault. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington