U.S. Soldiers Conduct Sling Load Operations in Uruzgan Province

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. soldiers hook-up a M777A2 howitzer to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter to be airlifted from Forward Operating Base Hadrian in Deh Rawud village in Uruzgan province to Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, June 18, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Mark Doran
  • U.S. soldiers prepare to sling load a M777A2 howitzer to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter to be airlifted from Forward Operating Base Hadrian in Deh Rawud village in Uruzgan province to Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, June 18, 2013. The soldiers and helicopter crew are assigned to Task Force Knighthawk, 2nd Battalion, 10 Aviation Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Chris Moore
  • U.S. soldiers move away after hooking up a M777A2 howitzer to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter to be airlifted from Forward Operating Base Hadrian in Deh Rawud village in Uruzgan province to Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, June 18, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Mark Doran
  • A M777A2 howitzer sling-loaded to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter is airlifted from Forward Operating Base Hadrian in Deh Rawud village in Uruzgan province to Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, June 18, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Mark Doran
  • A U.S. Army crew chief mans his UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter gun while providing security transporting a sling-loaded M777A2 howitzer from Forward Operating Base Hadrian in Deh Rawud village in Uruzgan province to Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, June 18, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Chris Moore
  • A U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter transports a sling-loaded M777A2 howitzer from Forward Operating Base Hadrian in Deh Rawud village in Uruzgan province, to Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, June 18, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Chris Moore
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Andrew Hohimer checks the sling load of a M777A2 howitzer to be airlifted from Forward Operating Base Hadrian in Deh Rawud village in Uruzgan province to Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, June 18, 2013. Hohimer, a crew chief, is assigned to Task Force Knighthawk, 2nd Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Mark Doran
  • U.S. soldiers prepare the cables to sling load a container to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter to be airlifted from Forward Operating Base Hadrian in Deh Rawud village in Uruzgan province to Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, June 18, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Mark Doran
  • U.S. soldiers prepare to sling load a container to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter to be airlifted from Forward Operating Base Hadrian in Deh Rawud village in Uruzgan province to Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, June 18, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Mark Doran