Guardsmen Participate in Slingload, Train for Deployment

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Soldiers prepare to hook up a Humvee and water buffalo to UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters to practice slingload operations on Fort Jackson, S.C., July 13, 2014. The soldiers are guardsmen assigned to the South Carolina National Guard's 351st Aviation Support Battalion. The training is part of the unit's pre-mobilization preparedness training for their upcoming deployment to Kuwait. South Carolina National Guard photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Brian Calhoun
  • Army Sgt. Eddie Couthen, left, and Army Pfc. Senquan Alls prepare to hook up a Humvee to a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter to practice slingload operations on Fort Jackson, S.C., July 13, 2014. Couthen and Alls are guardsmen assigned to the South Carolina National Guard's 351st Aviation Support Battalion. South Carolina National Guard photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Brian Calhoun
  • Army Sgt. Eddie Couthen, left, and Army Pfc. Senquan Alls hook up a Humvee to a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter to practice slingload operations on Fort Jackson, S.C., July 13, 2014. Couthen and Alls are guardsmen assigned to the South Carolina National Guard's 351st Aviation Support Battalion. South Carolina National Guard photo by U.S. Army Capt. Jamie Delk
  • Army Sgt. Eddie Couthen, right, and Army Pfc. Senquan Alls hook up a Humvee to a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter to practice slingload operations on Fort Jackson, S.C., July 13, 2014. Couthen and Alls are guardsmen assigned to the South Carolina National Guard's 351st Aviation Support Battalion. South Carolina National Guard photo by U.S. Army Capt. Jamie Delk
  • A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter lifts off to practice slingload operations on Fort Jackson, S.C., July 13, 2014. South Carolina National Guard photo by U.S. Army Capt. Jamie Delk
  • Soldiers hook up a Humvee and water buffalo to UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters to practice slingload operations on Fort Jackson, S.C., July 13, 2014. The soldiers are guardsmen assigned to the South Carolina National Guard's 351st Aviation Support Battalion, Company A, 2nd-149th Aviation Battalion. South Carolina National Guard photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Brian Calhoun
  • Army Sgt. Darryl Wright, right, and Army Pfc. Brandon Verano wait for the dust to settle after hooking up a water buffalo to a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter to practice slingload operations on Fort Jackson, S.C., July 13, 2014. Wright and Verano are guardsmen assigned to the South Carolina National Guard's 351st Aviation Support Battalion. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Capt. Jamie Delk
  • Soldiers hook up a water buffalo to UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter to practice slingload operations on Fort Jackson, S.C., July 13, 2014. South Carolina National Guard photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Brian Calhoun
  • Soldiers hook up a Humvee and water buffalo to UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters to practice slingload operations on Fort Jackson, S.C., July 13, 2014. South Carolina National Guard photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Brian Calhoun