'Proud Americans' sling equipment
September 17, 2013
Several Soldiers assigned to Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, conducted an air assault sling load training exercise to enhance unit readiness by moving assets and equipment across a designated area located on Marshall Air Field to training area 16, Fort Riley, Kan., on Sept. 13.
Three high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles were staged on a tall grassy field, along with three M119 lightweight howitzers and three teams who were more than ready to train. These vital pieces of equipment were then attached to a CH-47 Chinook and flown to an alternate training area without loss of equipment or destruction to government property. After receiving a week-long phase of instruction from a sling load mobile training team, this challenge solidifies that these Soldiers are trained and ready for the missions that lie ahead.