Soldiers Conduct Sling Load Training on Fort Bragg

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter descends as Army Spc. Patrick Connelly prepares to attach a 3,500 pound concrete block during sling load training at Marshal Landing Zone on Fort Bragg, N.C., April 10, 2013. Connelly, a crew chief, is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 2nd Aviation Assault Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade. The helicopter can transport up to 9,000 pounds of equipment and supplies to ground troops during operations. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. April Campbell
  • Army Spc. Patrick Connelly prepares to attach a block of concrete to a hovering UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter during training at Marshal Landing Zone on Fort Bragg, N.C., April 10, 2013. Connelly, a crew chief, is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 2nd Aviation Assault Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. April Campbell
  • Army Spc. Patrick Connelly attaches cargo to the hook of a hovering UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter during training at Marshal Landing Zone on Fort Bragg, N.C., April 10, 2013. Connelly, a crew chief, is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 2nd Aviation Assault Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. April Campbell
  • Army Spc. Mark Evans attaches a fastener to the cargo hook of a hovering UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter during sling load training at Marshal Landing Zone on Fort Bragg, N.C., April 10, 2013. Evans, a crew chief, is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 2nd Aviation Assault Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. April Campbell
  • Army Spc. Patrick Connelly supervises as a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter prepares to lift an attached load during training at Marshal Landing Zone on Fort Bragg, N.C., April 10, 2013. Connelly, a crew chief, is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 2nd Aviation Assault Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. April Campbell
  • Army Sgt. Simon Baumgartner, left, and Army Spc. Patrick Connelly, watches through a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter's cargo hook access opening as the aircraft prepares to lift an attached load during training at Marshal Landing Zone on Fort Bragg, N.C., April 10, 2013. Baumgartner and Connelly, are crew chiefs, assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 2nd Aviation Assault Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. April Campbell
  • Army Spc. Patrick Connelly watches a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter take off with a concrete block attached during sling load training at Marshal Landing Zone on Fort Bragg, N.C., April 10, 2013. Connelly, a crew chief, is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 2nd Aviation Assault Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. April Campbell